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Monday, May 15, 2006

Mexican Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay well this week's chocolate binge can easily be blamed on Ali because of this month's Cinco de Mayo WCC #5 I couldn't stop thinking about Mexican chocolate.. Mexican cocoa.. Mexican coffee.. Mexican Wedding Cakes.. and finally, these Mexican Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies that I read about a few weeks ago when the announcement of the winner of the COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Best Darn Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest. (Wow that's a mouthful) Chaim Potter of Napa invented these intense chocolately and slightly spicy cookies and took the top prize. Sooo.. thanks Ali.. I just hadda make them! :P

These cookies are delectible. Simply put. I can see how they won first place. They are crispy on the outside, chewy and gooey on the inside. The chocolate flavor is very intense and the spice is a nice background flavor. My only change to these, if I were to make them again (yeah, as if I wouldn't make them again, hello?) is to add maybe an 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Yes, me.. the spice hater of all time! I just think that a spicey cookie, should be a tad bit spicier. Hey.. I love me my gingersnaps! :D

MDCCC Cookies
Mexican Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon (I used Vietnamese cinnamon because it is one of the most potent in flavor)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. coarse salt
1/8 tsp. finely ground black pepper
1/4 pound coarsley chopped good quality dark chocolate (I used the last of my Valrhona bittersweet chocolate)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325ºF

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and black pepper. Set aside.
In a small heatproof bowl set over a small saucepan of simmering water, melt the coarsely chopped chocolate with the butter. Let cool slightly.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the melted chocolate mixture with the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Line a 17-by-12-inch cookie sheet with parchment. Using a 1 1/2 inch ice cream scoop, drop the cookie dough onto the paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, until they look flat and the surfaces crack (cookies should still be soft in texture). Let the cookies cool on the parchment on wire cooling racks. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days. (As if they'll last that long)

Mexican Double Choc Choc Chip Cookies

Oh and later last night? Yeah well I was thinking.. hmmm.. just how could I kick this cookie up a notch?(was feeling so Emeril) So I slapped some Haagen Dazs Mayan Chocolate ice cream in the middle of two cookies and voila! Oh yeah baby!

MDCCC cookie sammich

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Comments on "Mexican Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5/15/2006 8:48 AM) : 

Hi Lis,

They look fantastic! And that picture at the end is too good!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5/15/2006 10:34 AM) : 

Chocolate ice-cream sandwiched between chocolate cookies?


Yes, that's the sound of me fainting from a delighted swoon ;)


Blogger Lis said ... (5/16/2006 10:20 AM) : 

Ivonne, thanks.. they were pretty darn good if I do say so myself :D But I also have to say.. that was the first day.. had one yesterday (2nd day) and they weren't nearly as good.. so probably won't make these again, after all :(

Ellie - I'm right with ya! Although I would hope I'd faint into a nice warm mug of Mexican cocoa.. chocolatey bliss :D


Blogger Laura Rebecca said ... (5/16/2006 6:33 PM) : 

Mmmmm, those cookies are a FANTASTIC idea. I love the combination of cinnamon & chocolate -- must make some of these soon...


Blogger Lis said ... (5/19/2006 6:09 AM) : 

Hi Chloe, thanks for stopping by =)
Yesssssssss this is my new favorite icecream by far. Not only is it delicious but it is sooooo creamy. Ugh! I have a hard time stopping myself after a few spoonfuls. heheee

You've got a very cute, blog! I love the idea of blogging about ice cream as I, too, am an addict =)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2/04/2007 6:27 PM) : 

you left out the amount of sugar to use


Blogger Lis said ... (2/04/2007 6:54 PM) : 

Thanks anonymous - it's been fixed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2/07/2007 9:58 PM) : 

Oh my.... I just gained 5 pounds looking at those cookies.


Blogger Ngoc said ... (8/29/2007 5:33 PM) : 

I loved these. Can't say how they tasted the next day because they were all devoured at the party I brought them to. :P

Making a half batch to make ice cream sandwiches for a dinner party are next. :)


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