Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chocolate Coma Cookies

Chocolate Coma Cookies

Makes 6 dozen.

I 1/2'd the recipe but they are so good I wish I hadn't.

1 cup blanched slivered almonds
1/2 cup VE Bittersweet Chocolate chips
1.5 cups VE Dark Chocolate
1 cup dried tart cherries (I substituted Craisins)
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups flour
1 tsp VE baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp VE Sea Salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1.5 tsp VE Vanilla.

In nonstick pan toast the almonds over med-low heat until just browned
(5-10 mins). Cool. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and
salt. Add Oats. Set Aside.

In large mixing bowl beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat
until light and fluffy, about 4 mins. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until
well combined (1 minute). Add flour mixture and beat at low speed
until well combined, less than a minute. Add chocolate, almonds &
cherries. Using a sturdy spoon mix well by hand, until thoroughly
incorporated. Using a 1 Tbsp scoop spoon out cookies onto sheets,
about 12 to one parchment covered bun pan. Bake 12-14 mins @ 350 until
they have flattened slightly & are light brown. Cool on sheets 2
minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

My Source: Epicure