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Adapted from a recipe in the March 2000 issue of Bon Appetit magazine, these cookies are wonderfully rich and satisfying, with crackled tops and a chewy centre. They've been devoured in record time at every get-together I've brought them to.


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
450 g. semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 200 g. bag of Skor bits
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped


Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

Set up a double boiler and melt chocolate and butter over a gentle simmer until smooth. Remove from overtop water and let cool to lukewarm.

Beat sugar and eggs in a bowl with an electric mixer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, Skor bits, and nuts.

Let the batter chill in the fridge for two hours.

Bake cookies in a 350F oven on baking sheets lined with parchment paper for about 15 minutes, until the tops are cracked but the cookies are soft and seemingly insubstantial. Let cool on sheets.

These cookies are very good at what they do, so making a full two dozen small to medium-sized cookies is advised over fewer larger ones.

Oh Chocolate! Yummy!

Date: 2009-04-15 03:43 am (UTC)
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This sounds very good! Do you form the cookies into balls or drop them from a spoon? Do the cookies spread very much? And by "insubstantial" do you mean "puffy"? Sorry for all the questions but I will have to make these for my husband this weekend. He is crazy for anything Chocolate (with a capital "C")!

Re: Oh Chocolate! Yummy!

Date: 2009-04-15 03:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Oh thank you! I myself am not adverse to a little crowding to minimize time spent in the kitchen (as everyone else gobbles up the goods ;-)

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Date: 2009-04-15 04:03 am (UTC)
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*makes shopping list*


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