Saturday, January 30, 2010
The Real Quarter Pounder (Cookie)
I'm all for eating healthy, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and limited sugar. But old habits die hard and lets face it, sugar... chocolate to be more precise is GOOD. Can you imagine the boys' faces when they were served a cookie, no... TWO cookies, filled with an insane amount of frosting, the size of their head? Instead of the bouncing off the walls I think we really overdid it and just went straight to sugar comatose. We're such cool parents.
Chocolate Brownie Cookies
We found this wonderful recipe on Apple Pies, Patis & Pate. A cookie, a brownie... everything wonderful about the two. We doubled the recipe below for about 12 giant sandwich cookies.
3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/2 large eggs
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 F
Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper
Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl. Combine well.
In a double boiler melt chocolate and butter. Let it cool.
While the chocolate is cooling, whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla to the ribbon stage. The eggs will be foamy and increase in volume considerably. <-- This step is a major pain. Mike and I were taking turns and both should have huge arm muscles now. Once the chocolate is barely warm to the touch add it to the whipped eggs and mix gently until well incorporated. Add the dry ingredients. Fold with a spatula until smooth. Spoon onto parchment lined baking sheet. You could make "normal" size cookies, about silver dollar sized..... but that's just boring :) Leave uncovered at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 F for 12-15 minutes, our giant cookies took about 16 minutes. The cookies should be slightly underbaked in the middle, like any good cookie should. Cream Cheese Frosting This recipe we got from All Recipes
2 8oz. packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
Blend cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in vanilla and then slowly add powdered sugar.
To assemble your masterpiece simply put an insane amount of frosting between two cooled cookie and enjoy :)