2013/11/19

It's that time of year, isn't it? (Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: Double Chocolate Cookies)

It is that time of year again, isn't it?

You know what time of year I am talking about, don't you?

It's cookie season.

 
Holiday parties.
 
Gift platters.
 
Cookie swaps.
 
Care packages.
 
It feels like from the beginning of November to the middle of January, every time you turn around someone wants a cookie for something.
 
Just thinking about it makes my head hurt.
 
Now, I know that cookies are a happy food - they bring a smile to those you share with; however, there is something about the whole cookie making deal absolutely drives me nuts.
 
I have been working diligently to overcome this aversion and have thrown myself into many different cookie making scenarios. I am not sure if I am cured yet or not, but the red angry aura doesn't burn quite as bright as it did once upon a time.
 
Progress is progress, right?

 
Fortunately, this week's cookie option wasn't overly stressful, halved easily (and I still ended up with almost two dozen cookies) and lent itself well to being shaped out with a scoop (unlike those crazy X-cookies).
 
The low flour content and crazy egg whipping made for a chewy - almost fudgy brownie like texture. Which was a bonus in my book.
 
The consensus around the house is that these were keepers.
 
And I begrudgingly will admit that this is one cookie that I wouldn't mind making again (but I will deny, deny, deny if anyone asks me directly).


This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. I couldn't find an official recipe source for these on line, but another Rick Katz recipe was posted here on Serious Eats - that man does love his chocolate!

31 comments:

  1. Those look good Cher - wish I had the time (and the space on my blog!) to make and post these!

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  2. and if I asked you "indirectly", would you make them for me ;-)
    They were a winner (and still are since I had to deep freeze more than half of them to get them out of my sight!)
    That texture: absolutely heavenly :-)

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  3. I chuckled how you wrote the title on your cookie picture...kudos to your creativity :)

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  4. You are too funny. I love cookie season. I don't have the patience for shaped cookies (I'm definitely never making X cookies again!), but I like making drop cookies.

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  5. Pretty good, I agree! And easy, which makes me happy!

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  6. Yeah, I'm so glad I skipped those X-cookies. Besides the stress, no one would have eaten them. These were definitely winners :) Glad the red aura is lifting :)

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  7. My husband loves cookies -- but only certain kinds. And the certain kinds I make well just don't seem to cut it for him. So I've taken to making cheesecakes instead. They don't fill up a cookie tray very well, do they. And they're hard to "exchange." I understand.

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  8. I just made a batch of cookies five seconds ago--I am going to be eating a ton of them myself!

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  9. Heehee....red angry aura. (sounds festive!) :)
    Your cookies look wonderful and I won't tell anyone how well they turned out and that they should ask you to make more!

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  10. So much easier than those X cookies! And way better tasting too! Your cookies look wonderful.

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  11. Soooo good. Glad you enjoyed them!

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  12. "Every time you turn around someone wants a cookie or something." Oh man, can I relate. This week alone I've gotten:

    1 demand for a "cookies on a stick bouquet" for my daughter's class
    3 orders for tins of rugelach for the holidays
    2 requests for bread for Thanksgiving (pumpernickel and challah)
    1 request for homemade granola (a Hannukah gift)

    ... and a partridge in a pear tree.

    I gotta stop advertising this stuff!

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  13. Glad these were worth the effort for you- kind of.... Here's to not making many more this season.

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  14. Hahahaha. I like the denial. :) Glad you enjoyed them (and making them!)

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  15. I'm so glad I skipped the X cookies. This recipe was so easy and I really liked these. You are too funny as always. Love your sense of humor.

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  16. I actually looove cookie season!!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed them :)

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  17. Hi Cher! I would think these would be keepers-they look great ;) I'm gearing up for cookie season and I know it's a lot of extra work in the kitchen but so much fun to share over the holidays ;)

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  18. amazing how chocolate can cure things! they look wonderful!

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  19. I also loved how they stayed chewy and fudgy! Though I still can't believe just how much chocolate was involved!

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  20. Mmmmmm! Your cookies look yummy! Ours are nearly gone already. :)

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  21. Dear Cher, what a fun post aabout these lovely Double Chocolate Cookies - I must agree with you, this recipe is certainly a keeper and some members of my family have already asked that I make them again for the upcoming/end-of-year bazaars and Christmas parties - so glad that this is an easy recipe. Your cookies look wonderful, chocolaty and shiny! Perfect weekday treat!

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  22. The thing I hate with making cookies is the batch thing - you have to continually watch them then change the batches over. However, these cookies look well worth it - definitely happy food.

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  23. I can almost smell your cookies from here my friend, double chocolate is perfection :D

    Cheers
    CCU

    P.S Unfortunately, I have lost around 1000 subscribers on my blog, and I have no idea how, so if you were subscribed, would you be able to resubscribe? Thank you!

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  24. I always overdo it with cookies this time of year. They take forever, batch after batch. These were tasty though. Worth the time.

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  25. I have read all the Tuesdays' post about these cookies and they are definitely a winner. I think I will try them over the holidays. See how they will do in the altitude.

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  26. I have read all the posts from the Tuesday gals about these cookies. I think I will give them a try. See how they do in the altitude.

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  27. We are a family that always makes toooo many cookies! I usually am able to find homes for all my sweet little lovelies! Dorie's recipes are so appealing and Double Chocolate Cookies are no exception!

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  28. I liked that you can keep this dough refrigerated and just bake them as needed...although they also remained chewy and tasty for a few days.

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