First, I just can not reiterate enough just how much I appreciate electricity. Hot shower, blow dryer, C-PAP, washing machine, internet service, etc.
Thank you Ben Franklin for discovering electricity.
I will never forget my first memory of chocolate. I was 4, I think, (ma or Aunt please correct me) and I went on vacation with my grandparents. They had this silver bulletesque camper, and we went to Kentucky. I sat on my grandma’s lap and she fed me Milky Way candy bars from a bag. I never knew that candy bars could come in a bag. Grandma was a wonder at getting her grandchildren cookies, candy and snacks.
I have a few other vague memories of that trip, but it is the Milky Way’s and sitting on Grandma’s lap, being able to see out the front that is burned vividly into my consciousness.
When I saw that we were doing another cookie for today’s TWD, I was a bit ‘iffy’. The last 2 were rather disappointing to me, and I just didn’t know if I wanted to… 1. be disappointed again and 2. use up ingredients that I could be using for something fabulous.
This recipe did not disapoint.
Internet, this recipe has six different kinds of chocolate in it. SIX !!! With that much chocolate, how could I be disappointed?
There was unsweetened chocolate and bittersweet in the batter. The recipe said to melt over a double boiler. I just can’t bring myself to do that, when I can do it just as nicely in the microwave. Please don’t tell Jacques Torres. I might be kicked out of the chocolate club.
Then there was powdered cocoa added to the flour.
After that, we folded in 3 different kind of chips. Semi-sweet, milk and that other ‘stuff’ some people call white chocolate, but it really is just cocoa butter chips. I was supposed to add raisins, but I am just not a raisin fan, so I didn’t…because I could.
As you can see there just barely enough dough to hold all the yummies together.
If you go to Claudia’s blog at Fool for Food, you will find the recipe, and can make these fabulous cookies for yourself.
When you do, you will find yourself in chocolate overload, but don’t worry.
You’ll like it.