Sunday, September 28, 2008

Home Cooking - Chocolate Brownie Cookies

It has been a long time since I baked anything in the kitchen so this weekend I decided to try a recipe that I have wanted to for a while now. This recipe is courtesy of Y at Lemonpi, and these Chocolate Brownie Cookies look and taste totally gorgeous. With a name like they are hard to resist aren't they?

I altered the recipe slightly as I did not end up going to the supermarket beforehand so I had to improvise with what I had at home. And I still have not gotten any vanilla extract yet >_<

Here Comes the Ingredients.

Chocolate Brownie Cookies
1/3 c plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1 c granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract (>_<) 30g unsalted butter 200g dark chocolate 70% 30g chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, whip the eggs briefly and add the sugar and vanilla and beat on high with a hand mixer for about 15 minutes until it becomes thick. Double boil or just microwave in 30 secs bursts the chocolate and butter and stir until it is smooth. Gently fold in the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until partially combined. Then gently fold in the flour mixture and the chocolate chips. If the batter is too runny allow it to rest for 5 minutes to thicken up. Using a teaspoon, heap spoons of the batter on a baking tray with baking paper about 2 inches apart and bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes.

Since I am greedy :P I made mine much bigger so I got fewer cookies.

I still need to practice dropping the batter so they form nice round cookies instead of uglyshaped ones :S

But these cookies were definitely a big hit with my friends (I hope haha) unless they all lied to meee! These cookies remained soft as brownies should do and they sorta turn into a nice fudgeyness when you bite into them. I also used a 100g Lindt Cherry Intense along with normal dark chocolate so some bites had a subtle cherry flavour ^^ mmmm another dimension of flavour. These cookies are definitely worth trying as they are not complicated or too messy to make and these cookies just make people squirm with delight.

Since I was feeling a little bit cheeky and because wengie suggested this the day before that I should do a surprise cookie like the Sushi roulette from Wagaya. I had the choice between Blair's After Death Chilli or just packaged wasabi. I seriously thought about the After Death but I did not want to kill any of my friends so I ended up choosing the wasabi. The After Death does pack too much of a kick that I only use a few drops at a time.

The 2 wasabi cookies MWAHAHAHHA

To my disappointment the wasabi cookies do not pack enough of a kick (wengie actually enjoyed the wasabiness :S) because these packaged ones are too sweet and I think baking it will reduce its effect as well. But it was still fun adding this little 'bonus' to my cookies hee hee and mayb next time I will try just one drop of After Death XD.

FFichiban

8 comments:

D said...

hah! I'm relieved I didn't get a wasabi-ed up cookie :p

vesperine said...

oh! Where do you get that Blair's chilli sauce? I'd love to buy some, I'm a relentless chilli fiend :) Great blog by the way!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Those look so delicious!!! Adding wasabi sounds pretty cool, maybe more next time?

^oo^ said...

MM COOKIES

dayum brah where da blak cookies at ya better not be hatin on mah homies aightt

FFichiban said...

D - Hahaha but too mild ftl :(

Vesperine - Hey, thanks for visiting and posting ^^! I actually got mine from Japan :S I remember reading about a shop in The Rocks but can't find it anymore or you can order online from their site
http://extremefood.com/index.php
The chilli is really death so be careful haha but if your a chilli fiend then this may be a piece of cake for you :)

Clumbsy Cookie - Hee hee thhhxxxx ^^! Yeah a good little surprise but yeah, something stronger next time *evil grin*

^oo^ - haha kthxbbqwtg?

Y said...

Hilarious! That chilli sauce looks a bit scary :D .. I must remember never to accept cookies from strangers.. especially you! ;P

FFichiban said...

Y - Hee hee I'm a good guy... No, really!

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