Choc it Up to Birthdays

February 5, 2023

We are working our way through these. Fortunately, I had a great excuse to bake them (Elliot’s birthday!), and, unfortunately, I never need an excuse to eat them.

How could I resist?

Oh, these are chocolate-almond cookies. You beat eggs with sugar for about ten minutes — until it starts to form ribbons — then add melted dark chocolate and butter, and finally some ground walnuts (I ran out of almonds). That’s it. The dough sits overnight because it really has to be hard in order to roll into balls. The balls get rolled in granulated sugar and baked for 12 minutes and are then dusted with powdered sugar as they are cooling. That’s it! Chewy, light, deep chocolate flavor.

You’ve been warned.