Thursday, January 14, 2010

Divorce Cookies

One of Craig's co-workers approached him with an unusual request last month. He asked if I would make his favorite double chocolate chunk cookies in celebration of his divorce being final. Normally I wouldn't exactly find the dissolution of a marriage to be a celebratory event, but in this man's case, it is. He and his kids are very relieved and looking forward to a happy life now that a complicating figure is out of the way. Hey, I'm not one to deny a happy newly divorced man (and his kids) the right to celebrate with cookies; cookies, in fact, can be used in a mulititude of celebratory situations. Birthdays, holidays, parties, new babies, new jobs, the ending of an unpleasant marriage.

It all works; especially when double chocolate chunk cookies are involved.

Chocolate has healing properties, you know. Especially when it's packaged in a nice bakery box and tied with a festive bow.

Ooooh, a melted river of gooey goodness.

I love the close up of the chocolate chips.

Leaning tower of Pisa cookies.

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (source: um, I can't remember)

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag of chcolate chunks (I used chocolate chips because that's all I had on hand)
In a double boiler, or in the microwave, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and butter; cool 5 minutes.

Mix the melted chocolate mixture with sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.

Add dry ingredients and mix until well blended; stir in chocolate chunks.
Scoop the dough onto cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. I use a big cookie scoop, I think it holds 3T or maybe 4T.

Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes. You want these to be a bit underdone, they'll set up as they cool, but will still be kind of gooey in the middle.


Erica said...

mmm how good do these look? Very sweet of you to make him a celebratory treat!

Sissy said...

I might actually have to make these. Yes, I might. And get some milk, too, cause you must have milk with these, I imagine.

Alison said...

Oh, I love any excuse to bake. And these cookies are a must try. They have a sort of crispy shell(?) with a gooey, brownie like center. Milk is definitely required.