chocolate + sugar + butter = you can't have a bad day

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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it has been proven that people like cookies. proven with mathematical equations. fudge ecstasies are no exception. they are 20% chocolate, 20% sugar, 60% fat. add it all up, you got 100% flavor and happiness.

now, the process is very tricky and fragile. it involves putting all the ingredients into one pot and stirring. i just got a little sweaty typing that. if you don't get it right the first time, that's normal. just try, try again.

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1 12 oz. package semisweet chocolate pieces
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped cashews, pecans, or almonds (optional)


1. preheat oven to 350. grease a cookie sheet and set aside. in a medium heavy saucepan heat and stir 1 cup of the chocolate pieces, the unsweetened chocolate, and butter until melted. remove from heat. add the eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla, and baking powder. beat with wooden spoon until combined, scraping sides of pan. (mixture will be thin.) stir in remaining 1 cup chocolate pieces and nuts.

2. drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm and surfaces are dull and cracked. cool on a cookie sheet for 2 minutes. transfer to a wire rack and let cool. makes about 36 cookies.

nutritional information: not important.

from my experience baking these cookies, the recipe does not yield 36 cookies. more like 20. but that could also be because i eat half the batter while i'm making it.

i've made these cookies for my small group girls, for coffee bar at my church, and for my dad for father's day. they are always a hit. kinda like these cookies. remember these guys? omg mad.


  1. hi lacey, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!! i am loving your musical choices, particularly laura veirs and BEACH HOUSE!

  2. i read this. then drooled. then made. then copied entire thing to my blog. imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...right??!


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