Welcome to the official website for "The Purple Elephant." Here's where you can find out the latest book news or get the recipe for Prince Carmel's famous cocoa cookies. Your favorite characters visit here often, so look for them in the "comments!"

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cocoa Cookie Recipe

By popular demand, here is the recipe for the cocoa cookies from The Purple Elephant. Cookie doesn't have an electric mixer, so she mixes them by hand. You can, too!

Prince Carmel's Cocoa Cookies
2-1/3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla

1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. In large bowl stir together sugar and oil. Add cocoa powder and blend well. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Cover bowl and refrigerate.

3. 4-6 hours later, when dough is firm enough to handle, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet two inches apart.

4. Bake at 350 degrees, 12-14 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are crackled. Yield: 4 dozen.

The way King Pop Cornelius likes them:
Add one cup of chocolate chips to the batter before refrigerating.

The way Prince Andrew likes them:
Roll the 1-inch balls of cookie dough in powdered sugar before baking.

The way the princess likes them:
Substitute 1 tsp peppermint extract and 1 tsp vanilla for the 2 tsp vanilla.

The way Polly likes them:
Add one cup chopped walnut pieces to the batter before refrigerating.


kale for sale said...

The cookie recipe!!! I cracked up. Beautiful. I want to try it. I love the new site. The eye on the elephant is irresistable. Fabulous work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I can't wait for you to get to read the book. :)


Green Bean said...

Woohoo! Cannot wait to try them . . . and to read the book. :)