Magazine Monday - Ghirardelli Ultimate Double-Chocolate cookies

First of all, Thank you SugarPlumFairy for following my blog!

Ummmmmmmmmmmm...chocolate.....

60% Cacao. 100% Impressive.



Intense chocolate with every. Single. Bite. Wow!
From Redbook Magazine.

For a batch of Ghirardelli Ultimate Double-Chocolate cookies…..grab the following…………

1 bag (11.5 oz.) Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
6 TB (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
1 bag (12 oz.) Ghirardelli Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup (4 oz.) chopped walnuts




In double boiler
over hot water, melt the bittersweet chocolate chips and butter.



In large bowl with a mixer, beat eggs and sugar until thick; stir in chocolate mixture.



In small bowl stir together flour and baking powder; stir into chocolate mixture.
Gently mix in semi-sweet chocolate chips and walnuts.



Using a sheet of plastic wrap, form dough into two logs. Each one is meant to be 2 inches in diameter and about 8 inches long.



Ok, this isn’t a screw up but if I had it to do over, I would lay out the two sheets of plastic wrap and carefully divide the cookie dough EQUALLY between the two sheets. As it was, I dumped out way more on one piece of plastic wrap and it was a tremendously thick log. And the other one was much smaller. Live and learn, right?

Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until form.



Preheat oven to 375 F. Unwrap dough and with a sharp knife, slice off ¾ inch slices.



Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake 12 to 14 minutes. They were very thick, very chocolately.



Oops..this photo was blurry....you can see how dark chocolate they are though.



This is a better photo.......



Now, is this a magazine recipe that goes in the keeper file? It will. I thought (if this is at all possible) that they may be too chocolaty but Doug really enjoyed them.

If you make them let me know how you like them.

Cheers!

9 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

too chocolaty... nah, ooey and gooey and delicious looking

Kim said...

Is there ever such a thing as too much chocolate;D I think they look amazing! I probably would've ate at least four at one time if I was there. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!!

Wandering Coyote said...

Oh, man, I could totally go for a tub of these right now!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

How sweet dear,,to thank me....am loving ur blog and these choco chippys here and have something else lined up u now.....

Delicious days are here sweety-have got 3 awards lined for u my sweet happy pal,do stop by and pic 'em up coz they are topped with loads of love,yeah valemtines=love@365......

Hope u love 'em as muc as i do!!!!!

Pierce said...

Dave and Kim - yeah, you are right...can't be too chocolately!

And thanks Kim - I had a great Sunday.

Coyote - If you love chocolate, and I know you do, these are the cookies for you.

Vanilla - Thank you!

Sweet and Savory said...

These are too much and I don't mean too much to eat. I fear how many I would eat. I am going to make them for someone else. Do you think, there will be any left to give her?

Pierce said...

Sweet and Savory...yes, you should ahve some because they are just so rich..really rich! You can't eat a ton. That may be a good thing!

creampuff said...

How am I not supposed to stuff my face with chocolate with all these amazing chocolate recipe floating around??? A winner!!!

Pierce said...

Thank you Cream Puff! It was an exercise in willpower, I'll tell you.

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