Creamy Cocoa Cookies

There are a good many nasties
that can be done with one’s mouth.
Burping at the dinner table.
Burping away from the dinner table.
Speaking guile.
Complaining about an entree
with parsley stuck between your teeth.
Licking your shoe.
Then, there are the good many beauties
that can be done with one’s mouth.
Kissing the fat, firm cheeks of your smiling baby boy.
Whistling Dixie.
Calling a friend
Saying I love you.
Saying I love you
while standing close enough
to taste your husband’s warm breath.
Licking strawberry chapstick off your lips.
Praying with your worried 6-year-old that she won’t get the swine flu,
and that her friend in the far-off-land of London won’t get it either.
{Did it again tonight, Emma. Gabby should be now be immune.}
Whispering words of forgiveness.
Catching a spring snowflake on the tip of your tongue.
Oh, and.
Let’s not forget.
Wishing us all
a mouthful of beauties 24.7.365.

Creamy Cocoa Cookies
with Fat Fudge Frosting
Tuck away the itsy-bitsy bikini and pull on a smile. These suckers aren’t any good for your waistline, but they work wonders for your complexion. Two or three of these at any snack-time will, most definitely produce a sunny visage that even a day at the beach couldn’t inspire. Okay. I may be exaggerating. But, fudge frosting? Darn tootin’. That stuff is pure happy.
3/4 c. butter
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
2/3 c. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Add remaining ingredients. Roll into balls, and bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or just until outside is cooked (but insides will be gooey! Yum!) Allow to cool completely on a rack. Use frosting recipe below to frost, or to create cookie sandwiches.
Fat Fudge Frosting
2/3 c. butter, melted
1/3 c. cocoa powder
4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-4 Tbsp. milk
Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add milk slowly, by tablespoons until frosting is creamy looking. Allow to cool and thicken before spreading on cooled cookies, then rolling in sprinkles.
Sound off:
Is the new blog header too…blah?
**Wed. 9 a.m. UPDATE**
I think the blog header is lots more fun and beaucoup better. Yeah?

20 Responses to “Creamy Cocoa Cookies”

  1. Noodle says:

    I think your new header looks crisp and clean, and it allows your culinary creations to be the stars of the show. Nice!
    Also, your writing is phenomenally expressive and I enjoy it so much. You have a gift with words that rivals your fabulous cooking, baking, and blogging!
    Btw, did you win anything for your Hall of Fame induction?

  2. apparentlyjessy says:

    Hmm, the header is fine in the layout, but I think you need a little more brightness to it to reflect your personality!
    These cookies look so yummy. I always enjoy reading your posts! :)

  3. Zeenat says:

    I’m not really a fan of the new header, far too “blah” for such a colourful and fun blog :)

  4. Amanda says:

    I agree with apparentlyjessy and Zeenat. Your posts are so incredibly fun and colorful; there should be something similarly zingy about the header. As far as headers go though, I’ve done so much worse! :)

  5. Megan says:

    Hm, the new header is nice, but I really like the last one, I think it showcased your quirkiness better.

  6. Jenny-Jenny says:

    Those cookies look FABULOUS! Is there anything better than fudge frosting?

    I agree with Noodle. Crisp and clean and lets the talking food of the day be the highlight.

  7. Noah's Mommy says:

    eating those…that is something good I can do with my mouth…

  8. Jen says:

    Oh I can’t wait to try these.

  9. Jennifer Dunkley says:

    it looks cute sis! Nice work!

  10. Cristine says:

    I love your new header!

    And those cookies are to die for. MUST HAVE ONE (or eighty!) NOW! :)

  11. Megan says:

    These cookies are too cute! Love the sprinkles – I am sure they were a hit with the kids.

  12. Michelle says:

    So…I didn’t see the new header…only the new-new header. I think it looks great!!

    And those little pretties…look super yummy!!

  13. FROGGITY! says:

    i can’t see your header, my computer is acting kooky… but i do see those cookies…. MMMMM! i am going to go whistle dixie now. :)

  14. Jaime says:

    Brooke, love! Is that a new camera YOU are using, too? Those pictures are looking fantastic!
    And the header? Very fun. I can’t wait to get together soon!

  15. Jodi says:

    i like the header!

    Great cookie recipe too :)

  16. Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says:

    Love this post, the sweet sentiment and decadent treats! *swoon* You’re definitely making this hormone ridden preggo mama tear up and salivate at the same time :)

  17. The Cake Lady says:

    I love the new header… Very professional :)
    I love the site Brooke. I don’t comment that often but I look at all the fun things you do!
    You are so telented, You give me hope for my future!!!
    Love ya, Thanks for touching so many of our hearts with your thoughts! Have a GREAT MOTHERS DAY!! Shelley

  18. Little Miss Baker says:

    I think, OK I KNOW that I love these :)

  19. It's All Good says:

    Not a fan of the header really, you need more HUZZAH! ya dig?

    But I am a fan of these cookies, and I must have some this instant.

  20. Valerie says:

    I've made 6 batches of this since finding it here. They are so good! I even put them on my blog so my friends can become addicted too. Thanks for posting it!

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