I’m going to advise you to pour yourself a glass of milk before you continue reading.
Sundays have always lent themselves to baking for me. It’s a way to feel productive, while being indulgent at the same time. So these little suckers grabbed my attention on Pinterest this afternoon. (Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as I am?) There are a few things on that website that get me every time: low backed dresses, rustic cozy furniture and melting chocolate.
There is literally an entire bag of chocolate chips IN the cookies. Not to mention the chocolate pieces on top. Turns out this recipe makes 50 cookies. So, now some lucky friends are going to get a little cookie delivery tonight. *Recipe from Pip & Ebby.
Hot Cocoa Cookies
1 stick butter
12 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces semisweet chocolate (bars)
Melt butter and chocolate in a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water, then set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Pour in the cooled chocolate and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture in two batches and cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
***During this hour, I made a healthy dinner of baked red pepper jelly salmon over a spinach salad with carrots, green apple and goat cheese.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and spread out on pan covered with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes, then take out and top with a piece of chocolate and half a marshmallow. Then bake 3-4 more minutes.
If you’re giving these as a gift, instruct them to microwave the cookies 10 seconds before eating for best results.
In other news, I just saw a commercial for the NOW 40 CD. I remember purchasing the original NOW…I’m feeling incredibly old all of the sudden.