Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fudge Cookies

If I do say so myself, these cookies are divine! I first made them with a family friend I uses to babysit. He and his sister love to cook and when he came over to help me pack I let him pick out a recipe. I am so glad he picked this one!!

2 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips divided
1/2 cup (1 stick ) butter, cut into chunks
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend
2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xantham gum
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 325*F

2. Combine 1 package chocolate chips and butter in large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds: stir. Repeat as necessary until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Let cool slightly.

3. Beat eggs and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until blended and frothy. Add sugar; beat until thick. Add chocolate mixture; beat until well blended. Add flour blend, cocoa, baking powder, xantham gum and salt( beat until combined. Stir in remaining chocolate chips.

4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 325*F. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until cookies are firm. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wore tacks; cool completely.

* makes approximately 2 dozen cookies

Blog Neglection

O my! I feel like a bad parent who should be turned in to social services. Earlier this summer I fell behind on my blog and I kept thinking, well, I'm so far behind it will take a while to catch up so i'll do it this weekend, then it was the next weekend and, well, now it's November.

From here on out this will be a new blog, daily recipes from my family and I!

I will apologize in advance because there will be a short interlude sometime between December 26 and January 2. My husban (yes husband!!) and I will be driving from my parents house in Sparks, NV, to his parents house in Rosenberg, TX and then heading up to our new home (where we will finally live together after 5 years!!!!) in Fayetteville, NC.

First recipe will come this evening... I'm thinking dessert!