Friday, April 29, 2011

Fudge Ecstasies

OK - I'm going to start this one off by saying this cookie has the worst name ever.  It honestly makes me giggle.  I call these bad boys Brownie Cookies - mainly because that's what it is - a brownie in the shape of a cookie.  And who wouldn't like that?! 

These are easy and super quick.  I got it from a great book - " Biggest Book Of Cookies".  And it is the biggest book of cookies I've ever seen.  Lots of great recipes in there and fun festive cookies - and we all know how I love holiday baking! 

And who doesn't love a recipe where you don't have to pull out your mixer?!  All you need is a trusty spatula or whisk and a bowl.  The dough is easy to make and before you know it, you've got fudgie cookies. 

this dough is damn
Bake those bad boys off and then you have this

awww yeah!

My only complaint - this doesn't make a lot of cookies.  So I suggest doubling it.  Because they are tasty and fudgie.  And shortcuts on this one - use silpats or parchment paper instead of greasing the pan;  for melting the chocolate - just stick it in the microwave...I always do.  Who wants to do that double-boiler thing everytime you need to melt chocolate?!

Fudge Ecstasies
makes 30 cookies

 1 12 oz package of semisweet chocolate chips
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 tbsp butter
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a large cookie sheet; set aside.  In a medium heavy saucepan heat 1 cup of the chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate and butter until melted, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; add eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla, and baking powder.  Beat with a wooden spoon until combined, scraping sides of pan occasionally.  Stir in remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teastpoons 2" apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm and surfaces are dull and crackled.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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