I began a search for this cookie recipe a few years ago when I was reminded of Archway’s Dutch Cocoa Cookies. Did anyone else have these as a child? I adored them, and who wouldn’t? A soft, chocolate cookie covered in sugar – yes, please!
In my search, I came across this recipe by Martha Stewart for Grammy’s Chocolate Cookies. Anything made by Martha must be perfection, right? I made a batch, and from the first taste I was instantly taken back to childhood. What is it about nostalgia? One taste or smell and you’re 8 years old again, joyfully snacking on a cookie after school with a tall glass of milk. This cookie is soft and sweet, with rich chocolate flavor. It might not be an exact replica of Archway’s version, but it certainly comes close.
The Dutch Cocoa Cookie is now in my regular rotation. It’s so popular that I make it every year for Christmas (I double or triple the recipe for the holidays). It goes on cookie trays, in gift boxes, and in shipments to family in other states. Let me tell you, when a cookie makes it to my Christmas tray and stays in the rotation? That’s when you know you’ve made it as a cookie.