I needed a special chocolate heavy recipe to make for a friend as a gift yesterday so I went on line to see what I could find and here is the result. I got up nice and early this morning so I could bake them and then get some into the mail nice and fresh!
Rich Chocolate Cookies
- but that name really doesn't do the cookies justice.
To Die For Cookies
Big Yum Cookies.
Alright maybe none of the above!
(Edit - my girlfriend made them today and she has renamed them the
EAT AS YOU GO COOKIES! Seems to work!)
I just know they are seriously yummy - perfect for dunking if that is what you like, gorgeous straight out of the oven and, by the way, my house smells delicious and these have the
hard-won Guitar Hero seal of approval.
You will find the recipe here and it is simple enough. I made a double quantity.
Melt the butter and chocolate together then add in the remainder of the ingredients.
You are supposed to add in a cupful of chopped walnuts for each quantity but I don't know if my friend likes walnuts and I know they like chocolate so....I added a big bag of Smarties (like M&Ms for my American friends)
You are then supposed to put the mix in the fridge for an hour to set hard enough to portion out but I find this makes the mix too hard. So I just let it sit for about an hour (while I went and collected Fly Boy's Laptop which had been left behind on its own at the bus stop - yes he freaked out- yes so did I and yes - he was jolly lucky to get it back. Honest Year 8 boy handed it in so I rewarded him with an itunes card!) Anyway I digress - after an hour the mix was solid enough to scoop - if you don't have a scoop use a spoon - this mix will melt all over your hands into a sticky mess as there is so much chocolate in it.
And finally - the end result! I have had one and I approve! Guitar Hero loves them but there is no guarantee he will eat more - Fly Boy has so far not even bothered to try one! Thank goodness I have friends to cook for.
Dare you to try them! Such a pity you can scratch and sniff!
Till next time..............happy stitching!