Friday, January 29, 2010

For Real Chocolate Lovers: Black Tie Cookies



 
If you love chocolate, these are cookies for you.
A soft, chewey, brownie-like cookie with chunks of dark and white chocolate.
These are quite elegant, and their deep brown with black and white spots looks lovely with pink.
In other words, perfect for packing up in tissue paper and tying with pink ribbon for a valentine's day gift.
I like to use chocolate chunks instead of chips, and I substituted 1/4 of the butter with solid organic coconut oil, which gave them a slight coconutty aroma.
If you don't like white chocolate, consider replacing it with toasted, chopped hazelnuts.
These are so delicious. 
I make them when I need 'chocolate comfort.'
Caution: be sure to freeze some and give some away if you are in danger of cookie snarffing.  
 

BLACK TIE COOKIES
makes about 4 dozen 
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup softened butter
3 eggs 
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
6 oz white chocolate chips

preheat oven to 325°

Combine first 4 ingredients.
Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and both sugars until fluffy, then add the eggs and vanilla and beat til smooth.
Mix wet and dry until JUST combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips/chunks until JUST combined.
Drop by the tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
Bake 12, and allow to cool on pan before transferring to a cool, flat surface (they will appear soft and gooey when you take them out of the oven but will keep cooking while they rest on the baking sheet.)
Store in an airtight container at room temperature or freeze....or give to deserving chocoholics.
 

Hope these find their way into your cookie jar.

It's a cold snowy Friday...I'm off to the farmer's market for organic goods and banter with the old farmer who always tells me what a smart and pretty girl I am and slips a free apple into my bag.
It's the small simple things.

xoxo country girl

TODAY, ONE YEAR AGO: only in winter, in the country...

16 comments:

  1. Awww...I always love the look of your caked goods - so delicious but really, do just you and your hubby eat them all?! I think I have a sweet tooth but perhaps not compared to you?! :) xxx

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  2. Those do look like they belong in my coookie jar! :)
    I like the idea of replacing some of the butter with coconut oil.
    Thanks for visiting the blog and saying hi!

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  3. Hey Curious!
    I freeze alot of my baked goods for when guest come by or as something to bring when I drop by a friend's place.
    But other than that, yes, I have a sweet tooth and enjoy cookies whenever I can!
    My husband doesn't eat as many cookies as I do. Even though he's twice my size. :)

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  4. Soooo DELICIOUS... thank you! I just love to bake, especially on weekend... And wishing you a very happy one now! :o)

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  5. I can't resist. I will be making these. I don't know if I can find coconut oil though.

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  6. Hello! I came this way via 'The Farmhouse Kitchen'. What a very beautiful and creative blog you have here. I might spend too much time looking around! I was touched over your 'angel baby in heaven'. God bless.

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  7. you must stop with all the yumminess. we cut out sweets for the month of January and I thought about extending it, but this makes it so hard.

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  8. those look absolutely delicious...maybe something i can try this weekend! yum!

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  9. Oh how I wish my oven was working right now! These look delicious.

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  10. Thanks for the recipe Dawn they look fantastic.My cookie snarffer will love them.

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  11. Oh how I wish I could come over for one of those delicious looking cookies!
    Don't old guys who tell you that you are smart and pretty just make your day?

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  12. Dawn...these look like the perfect thing to bake on this rainy January weekend....

    Wish I was with you going to farmer's market..we would have a great time.....

    Happy Weekend, my friend...

    Love Kary and Buddy and give Kiki a hug too....

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  13. Mmm they look yummy yum yums! Please can you bring some round and we will nibble them with lots of tea and giggles?!...Love Morwenna xo

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  14. Ooh I forgot to say that the ribbon is
    pretty ;) xo

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  15. Oh how yummy! I always call myself a 'cookie monster'...since I so love cookies. thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe..can't wait to try them.
    xo Gert

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  16. Just made these yummy cookies ... thank you for sharing it with us! I did it with the coconut oil (was suprized it was so easy to find, walmart). Family ate them right up.
    Julie

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