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Wyoming, Part I and XXL Triple Chocolate Cookie

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Welcome to our very first Reading and Recipes post! We have been brainstorming, discussing, revising, and discussing some more about this blog and our very first post. We feel that this decadent XXL Triple Chocolate Cookie pairs perfectly with part one of the short story titled “Wyoming”. Or, rather, this delicious cookie perfectly contradicts the beginning of this story. This recipe has comfort written all over it, which, I’m sure, Zach and Allison (the two main characters you will meet in “Wyoming”) would have loved. The two newlyweds start to face struggles, both internally and externally, and could have used a big dose of comfort. Below you will find the recipe and instructions for making this cookie. Go ahead and mix up the cookie dough and put it in the oven. Once that’s done baking and has cooled, scroll to the bottom of this post and choose either the audio or read-only text version of Wyoming, Part I; then sit back, relax, and enjoy your freshly baked cookie and the beginning of Zach and Allison’s adventures of newlywed life!


XXL Triple Chocolate Cookie

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

2 Tablespoons egg substitute (or crack one egg, beat it, and use 2 Tbsp)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)

2 Tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips (or your favorite candy)

2 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips (or your favorite candy)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick mat. Set aside.

Add the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to a mixing bowl. Mix with a fork until ingredients are combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and combine all of the ingredients. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and slowly stir ingredients together. Fold in both kinds of chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into one large ball and place on cookie sheet. Dot the top of the cookie dough with a few more chocolate chips. Bake the cookie for 14-16 minutes. Do not over bake! The cookie will appear soft and undercooked, but I promise it’s done. Remove cookie from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes before eating.

{adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction}

And for some delicious reading to accompany your cookie, we bring you Wyoming, Part I:

To download the entire story (for free!) click on the cover.

To hear or view Part I, click on the links below the cover.



Wyoming, Part I, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Wyoming, Part I, text  © Jeffrey Anderson

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