Thursday, March 29, 2007
I can't stop making these cookies. In my first post about them here, there are links to the recipe and other bloggers who also were making these cookies. These must be the most blogged about and baked cookies in the blogosphere.
Since my first post, I've made a few more changes to the recipe. They are still the impatient version. I don't refrigerate them, although I did once, but don't really feel it's necessary for the taste or texture of the cookie. It's more for the look. This recipe is very similar to a traditional chocolate-chip cookie recipe, but with cocoa powder so it is double chocolate.
When I made the cookies before, they were gifts for other people and I was shipping them. The cookies in their original form were very crumbly and fell apart quite easily. Not the best thing for cookies that are on the move! I was hoping the refrigeration would fix that, but it didn't. The cookies needed more moisture. There was already a lot of butter in these cookies, but no eggs, so I reduced the butter to only 1 stick and added an egg. Perfection! They are no longer crumbly and travel well. Even though I used regular sized chocolate-chips this time, the mini ones are better for the recipe, so I'll have to keep them in the house on a regular basis.
The cookies in the picture here are for my Aunt's birthday. I'm sending them out today if I can get to the post office. I made some last week for more birthdays - a friend's and another Aunt's birthday. I unwittingly caused her to break her Fast for Lent. I'm not sure if I said that correctly, but she had given up chocolate and I didn't know! My mom said that she saw them and couldn't resist. She also said that World Peace Cookies might not be the right name, because if anyone came between her and these cookies, it wouldn't be peaceful. World Peace Cookies strike again!
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