Cocoa Cookies

One time Leona and I met a girl who told us she ate an entire cake after she and her boyfriend broke up. Neither of us have ever had that experience, but we talk about it pretty often…mainly because we are so impressed that she ate an ENTIRE cake. We like to talk about what situations would propel either of us to devour an entire cake without feeling bad about it. Leona usually says she would never feel ashamed and would count it as one of her proudest accomplishments. Thata girl. Well, during one of these incredibly insightful chats of ours, I decided to make a batch of these cookies. And let me tell you, they disappeared very quickly. I don’t know if it was the dainty little size of the cookies, or their brownie like flavor, but these cocoa cookies did not last long in our apartment. So maybe neither of us can cross “eat an entire cake” off of our bucket list just yet, but judging from the short time period that these cookies were around…I have no doubt that it is a feat we could accomplish. I better not make a cake for a while….that could be dangerous.

Ingredients: Makes 1 dozen cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons chocolate syrup
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  1. Sift flour, baking powder & cocoa powder in a large bowl
  2. Cream sugar & butter together in a separate bowl
  3. Add egg to the butter mixture and then add vanilla
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and mix until well incorporated
  5. Add milk & syrup and mix well
  6. Place tablespoons of batter unto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 17 minutes

* if you do happen to keep these cookies in the house longer than a day (congrats!) make sure you keep them covered tightly, as they tend to dry out quickly. Putting them in a plastic bag with a fresh piece of bread does wonders.)




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