Being sceptical I thought I would compare them to my own ooey gooey chocolate cookies, my mudslides. These are brilliant when warm from the oven and make the house smell of brownies. I'll post the recipe below which I originally got from Cookie Madness, although mine did come out thinner they were gorgeous and definitely worth a bake.
So the cookies, I wasn't sure how many you got so ordered four boxes, whoops! Although this only means there's more for tomorrow, work might get a look-in too....maybe. I was pleased to see four cookies in each box, arriving in the classic Domino's box and piping hot filling the house with a lovely chocolate smell that still hasn't gone. I had to crack one open to see what gooey goodness was hidden below. Inside the cookies crust was a wedge of what can only be described and hot brownie cookie dough. When that smell hits you, you just know it's going to be good.
My mum actually had the first one, looked at me and just said 'Oh bugger...' quickly followed by 'If there is food in heaven then this is it!', no exaggeration this is exactly what she said. I thought I'd help out and try for myself, and I couldn't agree with her more. Delicious isn't the word, warm and yes, just like brownies but in the form of cookies. I now see why I got jealous Tweets and offers to help when I mentioned I was about the review these cookies, I must have had three separate people tell me how good these are in the last week. Considering this is the first dessert I've bought from a takeaway I am now fully converted, I see many indulgent dinners coming up in the future! As for how they measure up to my mudslides? Well...mine might need some more work now! I'm really not sure I could make anything like this in our kitchen...although that gives me a good reason to try right? In the meantime try out the mudslide recipe, see if you can get them any thicker than mine. If you want instant utter indulgence though, I think you should keep these bad boys in mind for your next order, pleasantly surprised I'm happy to say!
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoons cake flour (1 1/4¼ oz)
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 3/4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 large eggs (weigh to make sure there are 6 oz)
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (8 oz)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 oz chocolate chips or chunks
- In a small mixing bowl, stir together cake flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine both chocolates and the butter. Melt on 50% power stirring at 30 second intervals. Let cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, in the bowl of as stand mixer or with a hand-held electric mixer, beat the eggs until light. Beat in the sugar and the vanilla. Beat in the melted chocolate. With a mixing spoon, add the flour mixture and stir just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips or chunks.
- At this point the batter is fairly loose and more like cake batter. Chill batter for about 1 hour to thicken.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
- With a quarter cup measure, scoop out large mounds (2 oz each) of dough and arrange on the baking sheets spacing 2 ½ inches apart; bake for 12 minutes or until tops are cracked. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough to make 18 large cookies.
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