Dec 19 2012

chocolate fluff cookies

Chocolate Fluff Cookie

I’ve got a few different cookie recipes to share with you for the holiday season, and I figured I may as well start with my favorite so that you don’t have any excuse not to make them. These chocolate fluff cookies come from the same recipe booklet from America’s Test Kitchen as the much-loved chocolate turtle cookies from last year. I’ve been wanting desperately to make them ever since I got the booklet a year ago. How I’ve resisted that gooey, fluffy chocolate covered center this long is a mystery.

Chocolate Fluff Cookie

Chocolate Fluff Cookie

And you would never guess it, but these are actually ridiculously easy to make. The most complicated part of the entire process was clearing out enough space in my freezer to lay a cookie tray in there that would lay perfectly flat. Who has that kind of room in their freezer? Are we the only ones that keep our freezer stocked with everything from leftovers, frozen peas and corn, veggie burgers, the remains of a can of chipotle peppers, nuts, coffee, and backup frozen meals from Trader Joe’s for those days when we only have 15 minutes to prepare and eat a meal before heading out the door? Surely we’re not the only ones. We had to load our cooler up in order to make room, but there was never a doubt in my mind that it would be worth it.

Chocolate Fluff Cookie

Chocolate Fluff Cookie

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Jun 14 2012

chewy chocolate chip pretzel cookies

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Where have I been, you ask? Just a few weeks ago my excuse was that one of my big projects at work was ending and I was super busy. Well, now I’m on a new project and find myself just as busy, trying to meet a very important deadline next week. Earlier this week I was getting to work at 6:30 in the morning in order to coordinate with folks in South Africa, a time when I’m usually snug as bug in my bed. I may have been a morning person as a kid, but those days are long gone and these early mornings and long days are hitting me pretty hard.  I’ve been able to sleep till a reasonable hour the past two days, and today is the first day all week that I didn’t feel like a walking zombie.

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Dough

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookie Dough

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Jan 11 2012

chocolate turtle cookies

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

I hope you’ve saved room for one last cookie recipe, because these were my favorites of the season! When Steph, the social media manager from America’s Test Kitchen, sent me a copy of America’s Test Kitchen Holiday Cookies 2010 Special Issue I had a hard time deciding which cookies to make. I asked Joseph if he could help me narrow down the options and when I opened the cover he saw these chocolate turtle cookies and said, “Those. Make those.” I told him he couldn’t take the easy way out; he had to look at all 64 recipes and tell me which one he wanted. But even after going through the entire special issue, he stuck with his original answer: the chocolate turtle cookies.

Indenting Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

And frankly, it’s just further proof that I picked out the perfect guy because he was so right. These cookies are ridiculously good. How can you go wrong with gooey caramel nestled in a delicate chocolate cookie coated in toasted pecans? The answer? You just can’t. Continue reading

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Jan 5 2012

marvelous chocolate mint cookies

Marvelous Chocolate Mint Cookies

I know, I know. It’s the first week of January. The holidays are over and you’re cookied out. But we haven’t had the full 12 days of Christmas so the holidays aren’t really over yet, are they? Plus, it’s not too late to celebrate the new year! Because I still have two more cookie recipes to share with you!

Marvelous Chocolate Mint Cookies

The first are these chocolate mint cookies that are really fast to throw together and fun to make. It starts off ordinarily enough. Cook up some simple but tasty chocolate cookies and you may think you’re done there, but no! This is where the fun begins!

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