Tasty Tuesday-Chocolate Edition

So I have been really really really good since climbing back on the bad ass weight loss wagon (down 12 pounds) but today I had the desire to bake. Not even to pig out out on goodies I whipped up, but just to be in the kitchen measuring, mixing, and smelling the gorgeous aroma of something delicious wafting through the house. But I had no clue what I wanted to make….I just knew it had to be chocolate!!!

And then I remembered by beautiful friend Sara posted a YUMMO to die for cookie recipe the other day, and that friends was exactly what I was looking for.

Check out Sara’s Super Chocolatey Wookie Cookies:

Sara’s Super Chocolatey Wookie Cookies (adapted from a Food Network Magazine recipe)
In a great big bowl, cream together 1 stick softened butter with 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Add one egg and at least a teaspoon of vanilla (I never measure this, I just kind of guess) and mix it all up until smooth.
In a smaller bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cup unbleached flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder and a pinch of kosher salt. I use a fork to make sure all of the dry ingredients are incorporated together.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, a little bit at a time. It’s going to be a thick, sticky dough and you want to be sure it’s thoroughly mixed.
Here’s where the fun begins…no two batches of these cookies will be the same because you can add whatever you want to jazz them up. I always start with a full bag of chocolate chunks, those are non-negotiable. I like to add peanut butter chips, M&M’s, peanuts, crushed potato chips, chopped cashews, flaked coconut, butterscotch or white chocolate chips…you get the picture. After you add all the yummies, it’ll be tough to stir, but give it a go. You have muscles, use them.
Put great big spoonfuls onto a ungreased cookie sheet. You’ll need to smoosh them together to keep the chocolate chunks and stuff from falling off, but whatevs. I like to top them with just a few crystals of sea salt…Mmmm. These won’t be the prettiest cookies, but you’ll get more compliments and recipe requests than any other cookie in your baking arsenal.
Bake these chocolate monsters at 350• for 12-13 minutes. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for about 5-8 minutes (or however long it takes for them not to fall apart as you move them) and then cool completely on a wire rack. If you’ve made them correctly, you’ll know. And you’re welcome.

 

 

(adapted from a Food Network Magazine recipe)

 

In a great big bowl, cream together 1 stick softened butter with 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Add one egg and at least a teaspoon of vanilla (I never measure this, I just kind of guess) and mix it all up until smooth.

 

In a smaller bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cup unbleached flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder and a pinch of kosher salt. I use a fork to make sure all of the dry ingredients are incorporated together.

 

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, a little bit at a time. It’s going to be a thick, sticky dough and you want to be sure it’s thoroughly mixed.

 

Here’s where the fun begins…no two batches of these cookies will be the same because you can add whatever you want to jazz them up. I always start with a full bag of chocolate chunks, those are non-negotiable. I like to add peanut butter chips, M&M’s, peanuts, crushed potato chips, chopped cashews, flaked coconut, butterscotch or white chocolate chips…you get the picture. After you add all the yummies, it’ll be tough to stir, but give it a go. You have muscles, use them.

 

Put great big spoonfuls onto a ungreased cookie sheet. You’ll need to smoosh them together to keep the chocolate chunks and stuff from falling off, but whatevs. I like to top them with just a few crystals of sea salt…Mmmm. These won’t be the prettiest cookies, but you’ll get more compliments and recipe requests than any other cookie in your baking arsenal.

 

Bake these chocolate monsters at 350• for 12-13 minutes. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for about 5-8 minutes (or however long it takes for them not to fall apart as you move them) and then cool completely on a wire rack. If you’ve made them correctly, you’ll know. And you’re welcome.

 

I LOVE her!!! And this recipe!!! Here are my Wookie Cookies

 

You can find more Sara goodness by visiting: http://saramusing.tumblr.com/

 

Sara Musing

Probably lots of posts about martinis, cupcakes and Ron Swanson. You in?

 

Chocolate Kisses, T

 

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