Cakeoff 02 – Choco Cookie Battle

September 26, 2008 at 12:00 am 2 comments

I have never personally made Chocolate Cookies. Yeah. Believe it. But that hasn’t stopped me from trying and loving every chocolate cookie that I’ve ever seen. I love the rich dark color and the chocolate flavor. And most of the chocolate cookies that I’ve made have had chunks in them, either white chocolate or nuts or best: more chocolate.

At work we have a cookie called the Chocolate Duet Cookies. Due to a contract that I signed, I’m not allowed to tell you what’s in it… but it’s good: 680 calories and 35g of fat good. And who hasn’t had one of those Girl Scout cookies, Thin Mints. I could pack those away like there was no tomorrow if I weren’t do afraid of gaining 50 lbs in the process.

So here’s my question: Is it possible to make a Chocolate Cookie that tastes good and doesn’t add 4 inches to your waistline? I’ve got two recipes up for question this week. I’ll make both of them, in small small batches, serve them to my friends and family without telling them anything about the recipe or how many calories, blah blah blah.. and we’ll see which one’s best. THEN I’ll reveal the nutritional info on them and we’ll see who reigns supreme.

Contenders:

Chocolate Dream Cookie: a rich chocolate cookie with chocolate chunks

4oz Bittersweet Chocoalte, chopped
1 tbsp Butter
1 1/2 tbsp AP FLour
1/8 tsp Baking Powder
1 Eggs
1/3c Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
3/4c Semisweet Chocolate Chips

In a medium saucepan cook and stir bittersweet chocolate and butter over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and cool mixture about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed about 5 minutes or until thickened and pale yellow. Gently stir in flour mixture and cooled melted chocolate. Stir in chocolate peices.

Immediately, using a small ice cream scoop, drop dough in mounds about 1 inch high on cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are set but centers are soft. Cool these cookies completely before removing from the sheets. These need to set!

————–OR————-
Chunky Chocolate Cookie: Crispy double chocolaty cookie

1c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/4c butter
1 1/4 oz unsweet baking chocolate
3/4c granulated sugar
1 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup sour cream
6 oz chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375F degrees.

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a wire whisk, mix dry ingredients thoroughly; set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened baking chocolate over medium-low heat; stir constantly until completely melted.

In a large mixing bowl using electric mixer, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla until blended. Add chocolate and butter mixture. Add dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time alternating with sour cream; mix well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet, spacing them 2″ apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool and eat!

Enjoy the cakeoff! Results will be posted on Thursday, October 2nd.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Andrea  |  September 26, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Oooh, I’ll be interested to know your results, especially since my fiance is a chocolate fiend. I also think you should definitely try out the dimply cakes in cupcake form, and I think cherry would be amazing!! I’m just too lazy for all of that pitting. But maybe I can live vicariously through you! Do it!

    Reply
  • 2. Cakeoff Results « Dolce Cakes  |  October 3, 2008 at 8:58 am

    […] out if chocolate cookies had to be fattening in order to be tasty. The two recipes can be found here. Cookies going […]

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