My thoughts while reading this recipe: a pound of chocolate, a stick of butter, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, plus vanilla and espresso powder? These are going to be good! Thank goodness the PTB (Powers That Be) over at Tuesdays With Dorie Central chose an easy recipe for this week's fix. I'm already stressing over my Thanksgiving menu (and I'm only responsible for a couple of things!)
If you can melt chocolate and butter, and turn on the mixer, you can make these cookies. I actually whipped these up Sunday evening. You really can turn on the mixer and walk away. I watched the end of Green Lantern on TV while the eggs, sugar and vanilla were whipping. Terrible movie, BTW, despite the presence of Ryan Reynolds. A giant evil Cloud attacked the Earth. Really.
Back to the cookies... after mixing in the melted chocolate mixture and the flour and chocolate chips, it really does look "marshmallow-y". It is also VERY sticky. Luckily, a rest in the refrigerator solves that problem. The next day I scooped out portions and baked them. A spring-loaded scoop is perfect for this. If you don't have one of these yet, you owe it to yourself to buy one. They make life easier. The recipe promised that the batter would spread, but mine really didn't. I'll be interested to see what happened to other TWDers.
How did they taste? Fudgy. Intense. A brownie/cookie for grownups. We loved them. What did you guys think?