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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sweets for the Sweet

Chocolate Decadence Cookies

Chocolate Decadence Cookies
Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

Time: 30 minutes, plus chilling and cooling time. Don't overbake these! They're best when slightly gooey.

Yield: Makes about 40 cookies


  • 10 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Put chocolates and butter in a medium metal bowl and set bowl over a pan filled with 1 in. of simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted, then remove from heat and let cool slightly. Whisk in eggs and sugar, mixing until combined. Then whisk in flour, baking powder, and salt. Chill dough, covered, until firm, about 2 hours.

2. Let dough sit at room temperature 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop 1 tbsp. portions of dough, rolling each into a ball, and put onto sheets 1 in. apart. Bake cookies until they no longer look wet on top, about 8 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets.

Make ahead: Batter up to 1 day; baked cookies up to 2 days, airtight.

This recipe is from Sunset Magazine, December, 2009. One comment on the recipe page was to bake the cookies an extra minute. I really don't know what Sarah did with hers, so see what works best for you and your oven. We also had ours for more than two days and they were OK to eat.

Sarah crushed peppermint candy canes and sifted them to get the finest crystals to sprinkle over the top of the frosting she used. So pretty and OH--MY--GOODNESS, THESE ARE SO DIVINE.

Please go over to visit Liz at Brambleberry Cottage for more sweet things.


Ann said...

Chocolate is my VERY favorite. In my family its one of the 5 food groups. Im sure I will be trying this one.

Tin and sparkle

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Boy, those look yummy! While I'm not much on sweets, I do have a weakness for chocolate. I might just have to give those a try.


Anonymous said...

I've always had trouble w/chocolate cookies turning out okay. There's a comment on the Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate bag that says to add 1/3 cup Hershey's COcoa to your fave choc chip cookie recipe. I have, and it's good. But I love chocolate. I hope to try your cookie recipe, they look great! Jenn

Donna said...

This looks so yummy! I love anything with chocolate! My post is chocolate too!

bj said...

Yum....chocolate...don't we love it!!
These look devine..thanks for the recipe.
xo bj

Mimi said...

HI Marilyn!!!!
Oh my those look delicious!!!! I love Chocolate anything!!!!!
Happy Valentine's Day early