I am always looking for easy and rich dessert recipes to try on my family. Baking is one of my favorite things to do, but I always like to keep it simple. The best part about chocolate decadence cookies are that they look elaborate, but they are a breeze to make. If chocolate is your indulgence, these cookies will do the trick. I am a chocolate lover myself and am always looking for a cookie recipe that combines chocolate and nuts. I find this combination to be my guilty pleasure and chocolate decadence cookies have quickly become my favorite dessert.
Great With Ice Cream
Not only do I love chocolate cookies, but I also enjoy pairing them with ice cream for a filling family dessert. These chocolate decadence cookies taste great with vanilla bean ice cream. I find that making homemade ice cream to pair with these cookies only makes for tastier treat. My kids can’t get enough of the rich chocolate taste of these cookies combined with the ice cream flavor. So instead of making brownies and ice cream, I opt for chocolate decadence cookies and ice cream.
One of the best parts in this easy recipe involves the amount of flour that is required. These cookies only call for ¼ cup of flour for a whole batch. This means that the main ingredients are chocolate and walnuts. You get a rich dessert that is pretty basic to make, but full of taste. If you prefer pecans to walnuts, you can adjust the recipe accordingly. I simply begin melting the chocolate and am on my way to a delicious batch of chocolate decadence cookies that won’t last long. Just remember not to overcook these cookies, because they will not taste as delicious.
My kids love these cookies so much that I often make them as a substitute for cake. Since they go so well with ice cream, they are a great birthday party dessert treat. If your kids love chocolate, you can try this recipe at the next birthday party and get rave reviews.
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 ounces bittersweet (60% cocao) chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350?F. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and mix together thoroughly with a whisk. Set aside.
3. Place the 8 ounces of chocolate and the butter in a large heatproof bowl set directly in a wide skillet of barely simmering water. Stir frequently just until melted and smooth. Remove the chocolate from the skillet and set it aside. Leave the heat on under the skillet.
4. In a medium heatproof bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, and vanilla together thoroughly. Set the bowl in the skillet and stir until the mixture is lukewarm to the touch. Stir the egg mixture into the warm (not hot) chocolate. Stir in the flour mixture, then the chocolate chips and nuts.
5. Scoop slightly rounded tablespoons of batter and place 1 1/2 inches apart onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until the surface of the cookie looks dry and set and the centers are still gooey. Rotate the sheets from top to bottom and from front to back halfway through the baking time to ensure even baking. Slide the parchment paper off the cookie sheets and onto racks to cool. Allow the cookies to cool completely before storing. May be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days.