Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oh crap.

I didn't mean to. I really am trying to find healthier recipes, but last night Bobby suggested cookies and I've been wanting to try these and they are so good. And so naughty.

Where did I find them? Where else- The Smitten Kitchen. I love the desserts I find there. These are so rich. I have never made a cookie that had only 1/2 cup of flour and one pound of chocolate. What kind of ratio is that?

I'll answer that. It's dangerous.



Chocolate Toffee Cookies
Adapted from Bon Appetit

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups (packed) brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 1.4-ounce chocolate-covered English toffee bars (such as Heath), coarsely chopped*
1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped (I left these out, not a big fan of nuts in cookies)
Flaky sea salt for sprinkling (optional)

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; whisk to blend. Stir chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Cool mixture to lukewarm.

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in bowl until thick, about 5 minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla.

Stir in flour mixture, then toffee and nuts. Chill batter until firm, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto sheets, spacing two inches apart. Sprinkle with a pinch of flaky sea salt, if you’re using it. Bake just until tops are dry and cracked but cookies are still soft to touch, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheets. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

I know that it will be impossible to let them cool completely, but they really taste a lot better cool, as they continue baking once they come out of the oven.


Natalie said...

You are the devil and I have a feeling these cookies will be too! I have to try these!

Katherine said...

I had a feeling these would call out to you, Natalie. :)

Sarah said...

oh crap is right.

Mom/Louise/Nona said...

Love reading your blogspot!! And I NEED this cookie recipe!! Wasn't able to print it off. How about an email?? Love to you all.

Jen Fields said...

holy crapiolly...those look sinfully delightful!

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