Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Great Food blogger cookie swap... Recipe

I was so incredibly excited to be a part of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year.  It's been So exciting to not only receive 3 dozen of amazingly delicious cookies, but to research some new recipes of my own and share them. These are very similar to the Mexican Chocolate Cherry Cookies that I've been making for years.

For my cookies I made Mostaccioli Cookies, which are Italian chocolate spice cookies.  Delicious chocolate cookies spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.  Because I was shipping the cookies, I did not glaze them.

Adapted from here

2 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground clove
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
11/2 tsp salt
8 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups All Purpose flour
1/2 cups toasted walnuts
1 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips

For the glaze:

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate
3 tablespoons heavy cream
Pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 300F.

In a large mixing bowl, vigorously mix all ingredients, less the flour, nuts and chocolate chips. Slowly add flour  to form a cookie dough. Once the dough is combined, mix in the walnuts and chocolate chips.

Roll your dough into balls 1 1/2-inches in diameter and place on a sheet tray. To keep them from rolling, carefully smush the balls onto the sheet tray.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are just about to crack.

Remove from the oven and place onto a cooling rack.

Optional glaze:

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place it over a pan of simmering water (a double boiler). Whisk the chocolate until melted and smooth. Then whisk in the heavy cream and salt until the mixture is homogenous.

Dip the top of your cookie into the glaze, then put it back on the cooling rack to dry completely (15-20 minutes).

Store in an airtight container.


I forgot the slips with the bloggers who sent me cookies.. I will update the post tonight with who sent me delicious cookies :)


unionjgirl said...

These were so yummy, I love the combination of chocolate and spices! I ate one as my post-long-run snack on Saturday. Simple carbs, fats, and protein, deliciousness!