do you ever read a recipe that you think is like incredible and then you get to the bottom and you realize that they added some random ingredient that seems like it would entirely ruin all of the work and the melted chocolate you put into it? well, that happens to me all the time. why do you need to add quinoa to your iced oatmeal and cranberry cookies?
you don’t always have to be earthy crunchy and healthy. sometimes cookies can and should just be cookies. calm down.
so i spent the better part of last sunday morning trying to find a recipe that i could tinker with to make a really delicious treat for our oscar party.
i use the term loosely.
but there was wine, pizza, cookies, and angelina’s stupid pose.
so… maybe it was a party.
and then i found it, joy the baker had outlined her ten favorite cookie recipes. now, admittedly, some of them seem incredible and some of them seem insane. i will say that i have at least one friend who would die over that peanut butter bacon cookie recipe.
instead, i chose to adapt (or rather… fix. HA) the dark chocolate, walnut, and golden raisin cookie recipe to my tastes.
because ew, i don’t do raisins.
- 8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (did i use semisweet…? yeah. whatever.)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons espresso powder (maybe even a pinch more? what could it hurt??)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (or whatever.)
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips (i used semisweet)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
now, you can either double boil or microwave your 8 ounces of chocolate and your butter to melt it all together, but i chose to double boil it because i think its easier to not mess it up. just keep the water simmering and not like ferociously boiling and ruining your chocolate. once you stir it up and get it all gooey and delicious looking, set it aside to cool for a moment.
in another bowl mix together your sugar and the eggs with a wooden spoon, its super yellow looking and grainy but that’s alright. add in your medium cool chocolate + butter, making sure that its pretty well incorporated. now you can add in the rest of your dry ingredients leaving the chocolate chips and walnuts at the end so you get the other ingredients mixed well.
the original recipe does not mention refrigeration at all, but i think that i’d recommend leaving your mixture in the fridge for a little while. half an hour and in between batches… maybe? who knows.
as your mixture cools in the fridge, add some parchment paper to your baking sheets and watch this cute video of those little british nicki minaj girls having tea with taylor swift. add little balls of dough to your cookie sheet a few inches apart and bake your cookies at 325 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.
they should be kind of crackley on top but look shiny and delicious.
because they are.