Thursday, October 06, 2011

Chocolate Mudslides—12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

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Have I got some great super-chocolaty, full-of-deep-dark-goodness cookies for you today for the continuation of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies, which started last week!

I saw these cookies on my friend, Anna’s blog, which she posted a couple days ago and their extreme chocolaty look and description had me hook, line and sinker ready to make them.  I thought that they must be shared with you today and I think they would be a great addition to any holiday occasion.  These are not for the faint of heart when it comes to chocolate.  They are made with some unsweetened chocolate, lots of bittersweet chocolate and that’s just the cookie dough—MORE chocolate is added to that with 10 ounces of chocolate chips!

Chocolate Mudslides 10-5-11  Chocolate Mudslides, by Anna, Cookie Madness, adapted slightly by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cake flour (1  1/4 ounce)

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

2  3/4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used a 60% dark chocolate)

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3-4 large eggs (weigh to make 6 ounces)  Mine took almost 4 eggs

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (8 ounces)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

10 ounces semi sweet or dark chocolate chips

In a small mixing bowl, stir together cake flour, baking powder and salt.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine the unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and the butter.  Melt in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted, combine and smooth.  Let cool slightly.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs until light.  Beat in the sugar and the vanilla.  Add the melted chocolate and once it is all incorporated, add the flour mixture and fold in with a spatula just until combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips.

Chill the batter/dough for one hour.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two large baking sheets with parchment.  Scoop mounds of dough onto the baking sheets.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Makes about 32 cookies. 

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I know a certain Dad who will probably love these when he comes to visit next week!  I will freeze a bunch of them and then warm them in the oven for a few minutes to make them their gooey mudslide deliciousness.

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Check out all the other holiday goodness down below!



24 comments:

Gloria said...

This just came up in my Google reader and I started drooling. These look. To. Die. For! Now that's a serious chocolate cookie.

Lisa said...

I'm looking forward to all the chocolaty treats you're gonna be posting till Christmas. Looks like your theme's gonna be chocolate and mine is spice.

Lisa Ernst said...

Katrina, you FB post to me was correct -- this is my perfect cookie. They look so incredibly fabulous! Your close up photos really show how gooey, chocolaty and rich they are. This makes me even more certain that I must try these ...soon.

Curt said...

This is some serious chocolate. Man, I could eat at least a half dozen of those in no time at all!

Meal Plan Mom (Brenda) said...

These look awesome--the first picture you have of all that chocolate oozing out had my tummy growling immdiately! These are going on my to-try list for sure!

Tracy said...

Oh my, these look wonderful. I love the picture with the chocolate oozing out.

Nom! The Indulgent Baking Blog said...

I made these and they came out really thin ,what did I do wrong? were still yummy though x

Nom!

Mari said...

I love how these look!! This will be my weekend treat! Thanks :)

Kristina @ spabettie said...

I LOVE YOU for doing 12 weeks of cookies.

these look absolutely amazing. I can't stand it, I want that melty goodness right now!!

Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini said...

As soon as I saw that first picture, my jaw dropped. How unbelievable these look! Bookmarking them for later!

Pamela said...

Oh, Katrina! What amazing chocolaty goodness you are sharing with us today! Quite a cookie. I am sure that these would freeze great, and be fantastic just out of the freezer, too. Yum!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I'm going to know where to come when I next get a chocolate craving! Wonderful recipe and the cookies look SOO good.
Mary x

Kristen said...

Oh Katrina! Those are a chocolate lover's dream come true. They look amazing!!

laurie said...

These are calling my name!

Trisha said...

My husband will simply love these, great pick for a holiday cookie platter.

Barbara Bakes said...

Anna's cookies are fabulous. This one looks like no exception. Love the melty chocolate.

BigBearswife said...

oh my gosh! look how gooey and chocolately those are!

Katherine Martinelli said...

These cookies are out of this world insane! Seriously need some now.

Heavenly Cookies said...

Wow these look really good! I love the holidays.

Erinsgobragh said...

OMG those are an answer to my chocolatey craving prayer! THANK YOU!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Mmmmmm....these look soft, gooey and delicious. I won't be able to wait until the holidays to try this one! :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

those look seriously intense--yum! and you are really on the ball with chirstmas cookies!

Nanna said...

oh my goodness! I know I shouldn't but I've got to try those LOL
Helen

Pel Mel said...

I made these and they were totally flat! Good flavor but the texture was not at all like the photo.