Double the Chocolate
Posted by loavesandstitches
I have to admit that when I saw the recipe selection for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie group, I groaned inwardly. I’ve just spent the last few weeks making over 125 pounds of cookie dough for our fund raiser and I was more in the mood for cake or pie. But, that was before and now that I have made the recipe, I am not sorry I did.
These cookies are not your typical cookie. The preparation leans more towards cake with the whipping of the eggs and sugar.
The chocolate and butter are melted together. Yes, I know there are some huge blocks of chocolate there. I am lazy about chopping chocolate. I try to get the husband to do it when I can and when he can’t, I try to get by without.
When the batter is all done, it is really soft and loose, which is why it needs to go in the fridge for awhile.
I did depart from the recipe a little here. I only had the batter in the fridge for about an hour. I was afraid that if it set too firmly, I would have trouble scooping it out. So, I scooped while the batter was still soft, but stiff enough to hold its shape. Then, I covered the pans with plastic wrap and stuck them back in the fridge to finish their cooldown.
They took about 15 minutes to bake, longer than stated in the recipe, which is probably attributable to the cold pan. I ate one when it was still slightly warm and it was heavenly. The cookie just melted in my mouth, which is just what I hoped it would do since I had some dental work done last week and am still on soft foods. I had no trouble at all eating one of these and it made me very, very happy.
I got 34 out of my batch. 24 of them got baked and the rest are in the freezer for another day. In an effort to keep as many of these cookies to myself as possible, I also made a batch of ninjabread men for the boys and their friends, who happened to be playing at our house when I was baking. With the coffee content, they are decidedly adult cookies, unless you like your children to be sleepless, which we try to avoid as much as possible. The coffee flavor is not overpowering and they have a nice light texture. Everyone who had one liked them, so I’d say they were a success!