Chocolate Cookies…

As it was Valentines Day I thought maybe I should make some cookies…Chocolate Cookies seemed like a good idea…I always use oil as often as I can unless I use butter as the cooking fats are not great here I haven’t found one I am happy with…

Recipe adapted from




  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp coffee mixed with a little water
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup plus 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp good cocoa powder

Oven 375F / 180C

Lets Bake!

Mix the oil, coffee, sugars, egg and vanilla essence together until smooth.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet mix I did this in batches. The original recipe said to chill for 15 minutes if required mine didn’t even in this heat although I had to cook in two batches as my oven only has one shelf and did chill the second batch while waiting to cook them.

Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart which is ample as they don’t spread like some cookie do…


Bake 8-10 minutes depending on your oven mine took 8 minutes and that was ample…Be careful not to overbake as they will be hard..Cookies harden as they cool and I have done that before and trust me they are hard so use your timer.

The original; recipe said to roll the cookie dough in sugar before cooking I did half my batch which I also flattened a little before cooking.

The testers comments:

They prefered the first batch without sugar. I liked them but thought they were too dry my testers disagreed and said that they were cookies and they liked them.

I hope you enjoy!

About Carol Taylor: 

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all are having a great weekend xx


16 thoughts on “Chocolate Cookies…

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  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    Checking all of the ingredients Carol. and I have all in my cupboard and may well have a go at making these next week.. As my Cake tin is almost empty LOL… And thanks for the added tips…
    Have a great weekend Carol… Take care my friend ❤

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