Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fudge Ecstasies

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day and this magazine jumped off the rack and right into my cart, it was crazy! Okay, really my 11 month old with the "sticky fingers" got hold of it and wasn't giving it up without a fight. Once I pried it out of her fingers I flipped through a few pages and was in cookie heaven. SO many recipes for cookies I'd never seen before! Chocolate, coconut, nuts, fruit, spices it had it all!

I rushed home and before I put the $300 worth of groceries away (including milk and frozen foods!) I sat down with the magazine and poured over every page making a mental checklist of every cookie I wanted had to try. These babies were at the top of my list.

A cross between a cookie and a brownie this delicious little cookie is all about fudgey, chocolatey goodness. I can't wait to snack on these with a big ol' glass of milk while watching The Grinch this holiday season.

I strongly urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine while it's still on the shelves, it's a great collection of yummy treats!

Fudge Ecstasies taken from Better Home and Gardens 2009 100 Best Cookies

2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate (2 oz.)
2 tbsp. butter
2 eggs
2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 c. chopped nuts (cashes, pecans or almonds work well)


1. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of the chocolate chips, the unsweetened chocolate and the butter and heat ove low heat until melted. You can also melt the chocolate & butter in a bowl in the microwave.
2. Add eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla and baking powder and beat with a spoon until combined.
3. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips and the nuts.
4. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet 2" apart and put into a preheated 350˚F oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are firm and the surface is dull and cracked.
5. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.




  1. Yum - anything with two different types of chocolate has to be good! They look really pretty tied with the ribbon too :)

  2. Looks like Miss Emily has excellent taste in reading material! :)