these -- my disasters.
This incredibly soft as a pillow so the chocolate literally melts in your mouth cookie, was born from a disaster. My cookie dough was both a fudgy and crumbly mess. I could not roll it out. I didn't want to throw away all of that dough so I rolled it into little golf balls and baked it. The result - a true Chocolate Delight! You have to try these, seriously. My only warning, your hands will be a chocolately sticky mess after each batch.
adapted from a recipe from Dog Hill Cookies
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave and set aside to cool slightly. Follow the melting instructions on your package as heating levels vary. Note: chocolate keeps its shape when melted. You have to stir with a spatula or wooden spoon to determine if it is melted. Chocolate burns easy, so stir frequently.
-Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
-Beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
-Add the chocolate and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix in. Add the egg and beat until incorporated.
-Add in the flour in three stages until all the ingredients are fully combined. Form a big ball and cover the dough with plastic wrap, refrigerating until fully chilled.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using your hands, form balls slightly smaller than a golf ball.
- Bake for 11 minutes and then let cool on a wire rack.
My pictures of these cookies really don't do them justice. I like them because they are flat but remain soft.
Have you ever had a baking disaster turn into your delight?