Secret Surprise Chocolate Cookies

I remember my SIL making these cookies and absolutely loving the way they so nicely provided that delectable nibble that a cookie should...a little chewy and crunchy all in a chocobloc cake like cookie. You will be surprised when you see the 'secret ingredient'. When I visited her this past week I knew I had to get the recipe to share with all of you. This recipe makes 5 to 6 dozen so you might want to halve it. Also, refrigerate the dough before rolling if it is too soft.

Chocolate Cookies

Cream together.....
  • 2 cups butter or marg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1Tbs. vanilla
  • 2 eggs (1 at a time, beating after each one)
  • 5 cups of sifted flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips (or to taste)
Roll into one inch balls. Roll in icing sugar. Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack.

You will never go back to regular chocolate chip cookies again! YUM YUM!
My son just ate one fresh from the oven,
and the comment was...hey...these taste like timbits!


  1. Cottage cheese? who would have thought...I'm going to have to try it!

  2. Oh I'm going to try this recipe..thanks Trish! Just when I was thinking of cutting back on my baking another 'must' pops up!

  3. These cookies do look yummy.. Of course I was curious at the 'secret' ingredient! I know I have never put cottage cheese in a cookie ... but hey! it puts them into a HEALTHY food group, doesn't it?

  4. cottage cheese... sounds interesting. I might have to try these some time

  5. i have had cottage cheese rolls and crescents, but never cookies!
    that is a first. they really look good.

  6. I bet cottage cheese makes them yummy and moist.

  7. If they taste like Tim-Bits, I'm in! (I will just have to keep that secret ingredient a secret, unless I want to eat them all myself!

  8. Oh what a unique recipe, thanks for sharing.

  9. The TWO cups of butter scared me at first but then I realized this makes a LOT of cookies! WHEW! I thought they might be fattening! heehee! They sound wonderfully delectable!

  10. I go to a cookie exchange every year, and we have to make about 12dozen cookies. I think this will be the cookie I take this year! Thanks!

  11. Very interesting recipe..they look yummy ..a must try

  12. I made a half batch tonight and the were delish! So quick and easy to make. Your son was right, they do taste a bit like a timbit!

  13. definitely going to try these out on "my girls" at the dorm. as staff we're always looking for new recipes to change things up a bit for them. they look great!

  14. These were delicious! I made them last night for my family and they were a hit. I shared the recipe on my blog with a link to your blog. I also have a similar recipe on my blog for some Lemon Ricotta Cheese cookies that have that same soft cake like texture. I am looking forward to making more of your recipes.

  15. Sounds good. I havea question though: what kind of cottage cheese? dry, 2%, 1%,

  16. please help me turning this recipe to half. I have no experience in bking