When it comes to chocolate desserts, which do you love more — cookies or brownies? Can’t decide? Then, you’re in luck because this next recipe from Divine Chocolate Cookbook: Heavenly Chocolate Recipes with a Heart combines the best of both worlds.
Half Cookie, Half Brownie brings the flavor of a gooey chocolate brownie into a delectable chocolate cookie. Add in some pecans, walnuts or another nut of your choice, and you’ve got the perfect treat for your next holiday gathering.
What I love most about this recipe, perhaps, is that there’s minimal mess involved. Make your batter in a bowl and then bake your Half Cookie, Half Brownie treats on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper for easy-peasy clean up.
I opted not to add the additional chopped chocolate the original recipe calls for — I thought the melted chocolate and cocoa powder delivered the optimal amount of choco-goodness for this dessert. Feel free to add it, though, if you want more!
Half Cookie, Half Brownie
(Original recipe from Divine Chocolate Cookbook: Heavenly Chocolate Recipes with a Heart)
(2) 3.5 oz. Divine Dark Chocolate Bars
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, very soft
2 eggs at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. Divine Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup of walnut or pecan pieces (TRB used pecans)
1/2 of a 3.5 oz. Divine Dark Chocolate bar, roughly chopped
2. Whisk eggs and sugar until thick, pale and foamy (about 3-4 minutes). Whisk in the chocolate mixture. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into the mixture. Add the nuts and gently mix in.
3. Using a heaping tablespoon for each cookie, spoon the mixture onto the prepared trays, spacing the cookies well apart to allow for spreading. Bake in a heated oven for 10-12 minutes until just set and starting to crack. Remove the trays from the oven and allow to cool before gently removing.
Store in an airtight container and eat within 5 days. (These freeze really well too!)
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