Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Month of Chocolate: One Smart Cookie

Before Katie got married, moved away, and began cooking for someone else, she used to make these incredible cookies for us.  Now she’s a mommy herself and just found out that she is officially a Production Editor for Lifeway Publishing and is going to get her very own office! With her name on it! Never underestimate the developmental power of learning to cook.

Katie’s Double Fudge Cookies
1 lb. semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 stick plus 2 T. butter
6 eggs
2 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
3 1/2 c. chopped nuts (by now you know how much I love pecans!)
2 c. chocolate chips
Combine chocolate and butter in a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave. In a mixing bowl, mix eggs and sugar until thick and pale yellow. (I hope you have a standing mixer because this takes about 5 minutes!) Stir in the melted chocolate mixture and combine. In another bowl whisk together the dry ingredients then add to the mixing bowl. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.
Refrigerate dough for 2 hours. Heat oven to 350 and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use an ice cream scoop and make sure there is plenty of room between cookies. The entire recipe makes about 18 large cookies and they don’t keep well. Eat them within 2 days. (This will NOT be a problem, I promise!)


Anonymous said...

Renee, your recipes this month have been outstanding. Thanks!

By Grace said...

I will be baking these for sure! So nice to meet you, I came by via Texas gals. Thanks for all the yummy recipes...I'm excited!!!

southerninspiration said...

Her own office???? Whoa!!
And these cookies look is a friend supposed to lose weight when her friend keeps posting luscious chocolate recipes!!! Aaaaccckkk.......they wouldn't last two days, would they???


CoolCat said...

Hello Mrs. Mathis!
I've been enjoying keeping up with your "Month of Chocolate" posts. In fact, you've inspired me! As I write this, I'm waiting for the oven to be free so I can bake some Chocolate Hazelnut Cups. (The recipe's from a brand new cookbook!) They seem kind of delicate, having to be baked in a pan of boiling water and the oven, but, if the picture in the cookbook is any indication, it'll be worth it!

Renee @ AddMoreChocolate said...

I'm so happy y'all are enjoying them! CoolCat - you'll have to send me your recipe if it's a keeper. Don't be intimidated by all the steps; it's how you learn to become a better and better cook!

Katie Krebs said...

And I've finally got my first assignment -- Collegiate magazine. Very excited to get started!