Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bittersweet Chocolate Decadence Cookie



Bittersweet Chocolate Decadence Cookie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen



The other day, I was looking for a sweet treat to make for dessert to go with some homemade ice cream. As I stared at several options online, I saw a tweet from Chef Dennis with a link to these cookies. I immediately went to the kitchen and started melting the chocolate.

These are deliciously unique cookies. With just 1/4 cup of flour in the entire batch, the bulk of the cookie is richly packed with chocolate and walnuts (pecans can also be substituted). I knew that my husband would be happy to see these, since he loves walnuts in his cookies and they aren't always my favorite. I'm happy to say that I loved these, walnuts and all.

Bittersweet Chocolate Decadence Cookie
recipe from Alice Medrich via Chef Dennis
(printable recipe)

1/4 cup all purpose flour - do not add more than this, you will not need it
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, I used Ghiradelli Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Chips
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups walnuts or pecans, chopped
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Melt 8 ounces of chocolate along with the butter in a double boiler (or in the microwave, 1 minute at a time at 50% power). Set aside the melted chocolate to cool slightly.

In a glass bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Place over a simmering pan of water and continue whisking until lukewarm. Stir the warm eggs into the melted chocolate. Add the flour mixture and then add the chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

Scoop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake until the cookie looks dry on the outside. It should still be gooey on the inside*. This took just 10 minutes in my oven. Remove to a wire rack. The inside of the cookies will be soft when you place them on the rack, but they will firm up as they cool. Enjoy!

* Be careful not to overcook these cookies. I let one batch go a little too long and they were not nearly as amazing.

Bittersweet Chocolate Decadence Cookie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen



25 comments:

  1. Chocolate decadence is the PERFECT way to describe these....OMG good.

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  2. Chocolate cookies and homemade ice cream must be pretty hard to choke down :-). I think I'd want them to be my meal so I could eat all I wanted of it. Bev makes a similar cookie with very little flour so I know how good they were.

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  3. I love cookies like this, that use only a little flour.. just means more chocolate gets packed in there!! YUM!

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  4. I bet they are chocolaty! So of course I would love them. They are beautiful and I love the low flour content. Why mess up perfectly good chocolate and walnuts with flour? Ha ha. Very nice.

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  5. These look like the perfect cookies and I bet they were unbelievable with homemade ice cream!

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  6. You're pushing all my buttons with these! I love walnuts and dark chocolate together, I would definitely not be able to stop eating these once I started.

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  7. I like bittersweet chocolate more than the milk one. These cookies are just the right thing for me! Totally decadent!

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  8. Those cookies look luscious! How was your ice cream the other day, made with coconut milk? Was the texture funny without cream?

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    1. Marje, the texture was AMAZING! No kidding. It was as creamy or creamier than ice cream made with heavy cream. This was CANNED coconut milk, which is nothing at all like the coconut milk you buy in a carton. It comes with a lovely thick layer of coconut cream at the top of the can.

      I've actually made 4 different varieties of coconut milk ice cream in the past few weeks because I am SO impressed with it!

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  9. These look so dense and delicious! My ideal afternoon snack. I love that it only requires 1/4 cup of flour too! Thank you for sharing this chocolate treat. I hope you are having a blessed afternoon, my friend.

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  10. Decadence indeed! So much chocolate, it's a dream for those with a chocolate addiction! Would it be noticeable if adding white chocolate chips instead?

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    1. If I recall correctly, the original recipe was for either white or semi-sweet chocolate. I bet they were be delicious that way as well!

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  11. Can't go wrong with chocolate cookies! They look awesome!

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  12. What a wonderful looking cookie. I would love to try some!

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  13. The insides of those cookies look perfect.
    I am sure they would be great slightly warm with a scoop of coconut ice cream on the side :-)

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  14. Wow these look good - they remind me of Sarabeth's chocolate chubbies!! YUM
    Mary x

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  15. Those look like chocolatey decadence if I've ever seen it!

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  16. Wow, that is my kind of cookie! Decadence at its finest :)

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  17. I am so glad you made those glorious cookies! We must pay homage to the Queen of Chocolate, Alice Medrich!
    Thanks for the shout out!

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