Sometimes I wonder, do I really need another cookie recipe in my life? And then I ask myself, 'who are you and what have you done with Sandra?'. Afterwards, I thank myself for the little chat, and proceed to make the cookie recipe. (I'm nothing, if not polite.) That's a lie, the conversation generally ends with, 'don't be stupid, of course you need another cookie recipe!' Never bake angry, folks.
So this recipe has two chocolates in it: Bittersweet and unsweetened. They had me at bittersweet. Oh and the recipe calls for a whole pound of this chocolate mix. A pound!! That's cray, cray! I think I read that this is more like a brownie than a cookie (A brownie in cookie form). I know, it keeps sounding better all the time (and I'm not even a big brownie lover). But I can imagine a world where the brownies are cookie size and the cookies taste like brownies. Is it just me, or can everyone hear 'What a wonderful world'? I refuse to be alone in this. One moment please.
I really love it, when one of these Baking With Julia recipes is easy. It feels like winning the lottery (I assume). Generally, this is the moment when I re-read the recipe, sure that I've missed crucial instructions that say to leave the mixture for two days before baking. (Not this time!!) My fellow Tuesday's with Dorie gang know what I mean. This only involves chilling the cookie dough for a few hours or leaving it overnight. And I'm a big fan of making cookie dough the day before and baking the next day. It is such a joy to bring cookies out of the oven and not have a ton of clean up (since the clean up was taken care of the night before). Baking magic.
Darn, I don't have all the ingredients. Ran out of unsweetened chocolate making this. Guess I'll have to make a trip to my favourite store, Grace in the Kitchen. Yes,yes, grocery stores sell chocolate (don't tell the hubbie)...but so does Grace in the Kitchen...and well, I get so much more enjoyment going to this store than a grocery store. I'm like a kid in a candy store there....staring wide eyed at everything and not sure what to look at first! Oh and I just got a 30% off (one item) coupon from them. It would be wrong not to go. And I don't like being wrong...or being put in a corner. (Me and Baby have that in common.)
So I didn't find unsweetened chocolate (figured an 85% chocolate would suffice in place of unsweetened).
But I did get to use my 30% off coupon for this lovely Marble Pastry Board. Granted, I don't need to use it for this recipe...but just look at it...it's beautiful! And I'm sure will make my pastry making experience better.
Okay, time to get this recipe started.
Ingredients have all been measured out and are at the ready.
Half of the bittersweet chocolate, along with the unsweetened chocolate and butter get melted.
While that is being melted, I will mix the eggs, sugar, coffee and vanilla together.
Hold the phone...after re-reading the instructions, I should be whisking these ingredients...whisk attachment has been called in. D'oh!
Okay, after that little mishap I need to whisk this for about 10 minutes, until the mixture turns thick.
Fresh out of the oven and cooling on the rack. They look good! The recipe does indicate that they will be puffy right out of the oven and then sink.
Glossy, chocolate goodness.
Seriously, full of chocolate!
Holy chocolatey, Batman...that has to be a brownie. No Robin, it's a cookie.
These are crazy chocolatey. If you love chocolate brownies, you will love these cookies. Wow. Hope the co-workers are ready for a chocolate buzz!!
Head on over to Tuesday's with Dorie to see how the rest of the gang liked these cookies.