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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fudge Ecstasies


I made these one night during the house-buying process when I needed some SERIOUS chocolate therapy, and they delivered. Close-your-eyes-and-breathe-deep chocolatey; just what the name implies and just what the doctor ordered.

1 12-oz. pkg semisweet chocolate pieces (2 cups)
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 T butter
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans and salted peanuts)

1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease or line a cookie sheet; set aside.

2. In a medium heavy saucepan heat and stir 1 cup of the chocolate pieces, the unsweetened chocolate, and butter over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat. Add eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of pan occasionally. Stir in remaining 1 cup chocolate pieces and the nuts.

3. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and surface is dull and crackled. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate Cookie Book

1 comment:

dave said...

These were a big hit at Camp Nerdly - we even gave one to the park ranger on the way in.

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