Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bittersweet Decadence Cookies

With the holidays just around the corner, I'm even more in the mood to bake! So I wanted to share another of my favorite recipes from Alice Medrich's cookbook Bittersweet with you. These cookies are to die for (if you like chocolate)!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
8oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups pecans, chopped into large pieces
6 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into chunks (or you can use store bought chocolate chips)

Process:

Preheat oven to 350oF. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or wax paper

Chop the chocolate



In a small bowl, mix the flower, baking powder, and salt together thoroughly. Set aside



Place 8oz of coarsely chopped chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove chocolate from saucepan and set aside (keep water simmering for use in a further step). 



In another heatproof bowl whist the eggs, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly. Set the bowl over the simmering water and stir the mixture until it is lukewarm. 






Stir the eggs into the warm chocolate mixture.



Stir in the flour mixture


Stir in the chopped pecans and 6oz of chocolate





Scoop slightly rounded tbsp of batter onto the cookie sheets, placing them about 1.5 inches apart.


Bake for 12-14 minutes. The surface of the cookies will look dry but the center is still gooey. Place on cooling rack and let cool completely.


And enjoy! 

22 fabulous blogger's comments:

Bicoastal Bride said...

Yum! Those look delicious!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Oh my goodness....those look amazingly yummy:)

penga said...

ughhh, those look absolutely delicious! I love chocolate :)

buhdoop said...

Mouth watering! I am trying to give up sweets, I am really really trying.

PartyPlannerGal said...

OK . . . YUM! This is exactly what I needed. I have already made batter (which I froze) for gingerbread cookies, oatmeal-cranberry cookies and snickerdoodles. I was looking for a good chocolate recipes and of course you, Chocolate Lover, delivered. I'm so excited!!!

PartyPlannerGal said...

OK . . . YUM! This is exactly what I needed. I have already made batter (which I froze) for gingerbread cookies, oatmeal-cranberry cookies and snickerdoodles. I was looking for a good chocolate recipes and of course you, Chocolate Lover, delivered. I'm so excited!!!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

As much as I love to cook, I am not a huge baker. I am definitely have to going to get into that aspect of the kitchen soon though. Love your receipe shares!

Giovanna said...

omg, i'm home sick today, and all i want to do is make these cookies!

Ams said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm...
So so so good! I might just have to try these.
Man, Christmas is SO good but SO bad!

saltsays said...

YUM!!!! Those look incredible!
Thank goodness for the blog world for letting me in on all these fantastic new recipes. I'm going to be baking from now until Christmas!

Mireya said...

I'm putting together cookie baskets for friends and coworkers this weekend - I will definitely be adding these to the list! Thanks for sharing :)

Amanda said...

Ok I do without the walnuts...but seriously YUMMY!!! I can't wait to try these!!

Little Spoon said...

these look amazing!

Ruthy G. said...

ummm...why are you posting such yumminess? I'm trying to these kinda foods, I have a wedding dress to fit into! :) oh, well...I guess I'll start the diet in January!

Encore Bride said...

Those look so good I think I will try them!!

Couture Bowl said...

looks delish!

Katie said...

that looks delish!

Bianca @ Hermosa Beach Restaurant Examiner said...

I love all of these cookie recipes at this time of year!

Miss T said...

Mmmmmm cookies. Wish you could send some over for our wedding buffet!

Kristin said...

OMG, SO much chocolaty goodness. Those look amazing!

Christina T (aka limpetfan) said...

These cookies look to-die for. Looking forward to sharing the love of chocolate with a fellow Weddzilla bride blogger!

Susan said...

The cookies look fabulous! I am going to try them with Dove Chocolate from my business (I make money eating chocolate, oh yes I do!). I am always looking for new recipes to share with people at my chocolate tastings. Thanks for the great recipe, I can't wait to try it!!