November 19, 2009

Small, dark and tasty

Chocolate chunk cookies, candy corn, cocoa krispies, coffee, cones (of the McDonald's variety), cake...what is it with me and my inability to resist foods that start with the letter C? Except coconut, of course.

In my opinion, chocolate chunk cookies beat out chocolate chip cookies any day. Dark chocolate chunks? Even better. The recipe below interested me because it called for dissolving the baking soda in hot water. Why? Just one of many mysteries to ponder in this strange world of ours. These turned out to be some downright delicious cookies, so I won't question it. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't question. I simply eat. Whatawaytolive.


Only chocolate chunk cookies would exhibit such a beautiful underbelly.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
(Adapted from a random All Recipes recipe)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp hot water
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 dark chocolate bars, broken up into chunks - I used Trader Joe's brand

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and two sugars together until airy and smooth. Then beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and add to the butter mixture. Add the flour and chocolate chips and stir until uniform.

Form into balls and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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