the browniest cookies
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Baking along with a talented group of bakers that are a part of ABC (Avid Baker's Challenge), this month is the 'Browniest Cookies' from Smitten Kitten.
Like all brownies it's easy to put together, chocolate is melted with butter and sugars whisked in.
White sugar to creates the brownie crust and brown sugar to keep the cookies soft.
Eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt are whisked in next, followed by sifted cocoa powder.
Flour is stirred in followed by chocolate chunks. I divided mixture in half and added half cup of fresh raspberries to the batter. Both batters were then refrigerated.
The recipe calls for the batter to be scooped, I rolled in smaller 25 gram balls and slid the trays into the freezer for 15 minutes to insure they would keep their shape.
Resulting cookies are fudgy, with a thin crisp crust, definetly chocolately but did polarise the testers with the flavour. They aren't overly sweet tasting cookies, but it was the touch of bitterness they bring with so much cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate that some weren't keen on.
I drizzled melted chocolate on the raspberry ones and added love heart sprinkles for Valentines Day.
Tiny cookies won't crinkle as much due to chilling and the short bake time... about 6-7 seven minutes.
The recipe today is similar to Martha Stewart's 'Chocolate Crackle' type cookies that we have made every Christmas for over a decade. The other Martha Stewart cookies that are brownie/crinkle like are the 'Outrageous Chocolate Cookie' we also make for holidays.
my step son made these brownie cookies for high school food tech in 2009
Today's cookies are good, but won't replace the Martha Stewart cookies in our Christmas repertoire.
Like a full cocoa flavoured cookie? get the full recipe for today's bake from Smitten Kitten 'The Browniest Cookies'
Happy Baking :)
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