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I have a recipe for chocolate-chocolate chip cookies.... and I want to use it to make regular chocolate chip cookies. If I take out the cocoa powder, what do I have to add to replace it? I tried more flour and that didn't work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Any help would be great!
 

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how much coco powder is there in it? i personally wouldnt add anything. i would just remove the powder. maybe thats wrong but if i were to want to do the reverse, say, bake some chocolate chocolate chip cookies, i would just add some cocoa powder.<br><br>
or add a little bit more sugar? i think brown sugar is responsible for chewiness.<br><br>
ok not the best advice , but i felt your pain and wanted to stray from TAO to give it a try<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">: i wanna cookie now!
 

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how much cocoa powder are we talking here? if it's a few table spoons I wouldn't sub with anything, if it's more than that try reducing the liquid (fat or oil) a bit, you might also have to reduce the amount of sweetener too if they taste overly sweet.
 

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What texaspeach said. IME cookie recipes are somewhat forgiving, especially if you are okay with the cookie being moister than the chocolate-choclate chip version.<br><br>
Or maybe add some flax meal (comparable to the amount of cocoa). I add that to my cc cookies all the time, makes them taste almost nutty.
 

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sorry, should have given more details... we're talking 1/4 cup of cocoa powder. the cookies already have brown sugar, so i could add more. but if possible, yeah.... i'll just take out the cocoa powder and leave everything else the same. i hate to stray much from this recipe... theyre REALLY good.
 

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How about, instead of altering the recipe you already have, you go to allrecipes.com or equivilent and look for a brand new recipe?
 

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because my recipe is REALLY GOOD and i have never had any cookies like these. i want the same recipe, minus chocolate.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Could you post the recipe here and we'll make suggestions after actually seeing it?<br><br>
Or, just omit the cocoa powder and add in extra flour, a teaspoon at a time, if the dough seems too dry.
 

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1/2lb butter<br>
3/4c brown sugar<br>
3/4c gran sugar<br>
1tbsp vanilla<br>
2 eggs<br>
1/4c cocoa<br>
3/4tsp salt<br>
3/4tsp baking powder<br>
2 3/4c flour<br>
1 1/2c chocolate chips<br><br>
Bake 350 for 9-10 mins<br><br>
i tried adding extra flour last time, i think, and it came out so dry.... they tasted like flour... :\
 

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With almost 3 cups of flour, I think you'd be fine just dropping the cocoa. Let us know! I'm getting hungry just thinking about fresh, warm cookies!
 

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yeah im going to try that now. thanks!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ...well.... theyre in the oven right now... so i don't know yet!! :nana:
 

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they came out great! this is what i was going to try, i just didnt want to waste another batch if i could avoid it.... i made these for a friend that did a huge favor for me, and i wanted them to be good!<br><br>
the only thing i could maybe say is that they could be a little sweeter, since they dont have the cocoa. but it doesnt really matter, theyre really really good. feel free to try the recipe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
btw... with this recipe i just add everything in the order that it appears on the list. no sifting, no.... anything. i dont know how to bake PROPERLY...lol... so whenever i made this recipe i just followed down the list. and people LOVE these cookies! also -- these cookies taste better cool then warm.... don't know why, but everyone who has tried them agrees! they stay very soft too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ...well.... theyre in the oven right now... so i don't know yet!! :nana:</div>
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Funny thing with people being in different time zones around here, I can never figure out when things are happening.<br><br>
I'm glad they worked out. I'll have to give them a try.
 

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same. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ...... if you do try them, let me know what you think. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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