Monday, September 3, 2012

Chocolate Heaven



I baked these a few weeks ago and didn't get around to posting them. They were absolutely amazing. I found it on The Heritage Cook via Pinterest, and at first glance the recipe seemed a little daunting and questionable, but it's actually pretty easy to make, and the result is fantastic. Here's the recipe:

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Yield: 2-1/2 to 5 dozen cookies, depending on size.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2 tbsp brewed espresso (or you can use reconstituted espresso powder)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp unsalted butter
5 oz extra-bittersweet chocolate (70% or higher), chopped
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, briefly whip the eggs to break them up. Add the sugar, espresso, and vanilla and beat on high speed for 15 minutes, until thick.

While the eggs are whipping, place the butter in the top of a double boiler, or in a small metal bowl suspended over a pot of simmering (not boiling) water, and scatter the extra-bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate on top. Heat until the butter and chocolate melt. Remove the boiler top from over the water and stir the chocolate and butter until smooth.

Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until partially combined (there should still be some streaks). Add the flour mixture to the batter and carefully fold it in. Fold in the chocolate chips. If the batter is very runny, let it rest until it thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

Drop the batter by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets and bake until puffed and cracked, 8 to 9 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before removing from the baking sheets.


They literally melt in your mouth. It's like a gooey brownie in a more manageable size and form.  So good. 

Also I ignored the double boiling instructions and just used a microwave to melt the chocolate. So if you're lazy like me, yes, that does work. :)

3 comments:

  1. Man I needed this recipe two days ago! lol. I was looking for something very chocolaty which would be like a brownie, but in cookie form. I am saving this and will probably make them next week!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  2. this looks amazing!! i must try this recipe.. xx

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  3. ohmygosh, thank you so much for sharing this recipe! this looks amazing!!! :D

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