Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Parties!, 2001, Clarkson Potter/Publisher
1/2 lb margarine
1 c light brown sugar, packed
1 c granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 bag white chocolate chips (12 oz)
Heat oven to 350ºF
Cream butter and sugars. Add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time. Add the cocoa powder and mix (be careful not to go to high on the mixer - you will be wearing the cocoa). Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together, then add and mix until just combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips (the best part)
Place tablespoon-sized balls on a cookie sheet and lightly smush down into rounded discs.
Bake for 15 minutes - don't worry how they look when you take them out, they will set up nicely.
Once they are cool, eat! Or, don't wait for them to cool and eat!
We turned these into ice cream sandwiches after we made these about a year ago. They stand up well to ice cream and are the best tasting sandwich of the dessert kind.