Chocolate Hybrid

Since I made something that my husband wouldn’t eat(peaches-n-cream) I had to find something to make him so that he would be happy too. I pulled out my the Pastry Queen cookbook since there was chocolate cookie recipe that was interesting to me since it used hardly any flour. Though it says it is a cookie, which it is, it really is more of a hybrid of a cookie and a brownie and let me just say….well done.
I did deviate slightly from the recipe. We only had walnuts so I used 1 1/2 cups of those and used 1/2 cup of flour instead of 1/3 cup. I also substituted semisweet for the bittersweet and I chose to use the milk chocolate chips.
These babies are extreme chocolate overload but well worth your 30 minutes on the treadmill.

Triple-Threat Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped walnuts
6 TBSP unsalted butter
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1/3 cup all purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F. Arrange the pecans and walnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer and toast for 7 to 9 minutes until golden brown. Cool the nuts completely.
Grease baking pan generously with butter or cooking spray.
Melt the butter, bittersweet chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate in a small saucepan set over low heat. Stir occasionally, watching carefully to make sure the chocolate does not burn. Remove the pan from the heat to cool.
Using a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until fluffy. Add the vanilla and melted chocolate. Beat on medium speed about 2 minutes, until the dough is thick and glossy. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the chocolate mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes, which makes it easier to scoop.
Use a 1 ¾ inch diameter scoop to drop spoonfuls of dough on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them at least 1 ½ inches apart. Wet your fingertips lightly with water and gently flatten the cookie dough(no need to press hard, just press out the hump) Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the tops begin to crack and look glossy. Cool the cookies for 10 minutes before removing them from the baking sheets.

Source: The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather


  1. These are serious chocolate cookies – triple threat is an apt description!
    I don’t think sticking to your mom banana bread makes you snoty – that a joyful testament to your mother and home – the very best.
    Glad you liked the Saigon market travel – those cake cake decorations are really over the top spectacular!

  2. It’s a beautiful shot to your cookies, and which are divine!

  3. Besides the fact that the cookies look delicious … your pictures keep getting better and better! Fantastic shot …

  4. Jebus. That is pure sin. My hubbie would love those. He likes chocolate more than most women.

    I put you in my links section. Your blog is divine!

  5. Tanna-they are serious chocolate!
    Gattina-thanks for the complimetnt.
    Ivonne-thanks for my photograhpy comment…you are my inspirtaion for it.
    Gabriella- they are pure sin. Thanks for putting me in your links section.

  6. I’ll be making these sooner rather than later. They look divine!

  7. Hey peabody — Yep, I’m trawling through your archives looking for something to make for a BBQ for 50…Are these cookies chewy or crunchy? I made something that looked somewhat like them…read your alterations…just curious. They look delicious!

  8. I made them… and it was soooo delicious! Thank you for this great recipe.

  9. I love anything concocted with chocolate! These look delicious and I can’t wait to try them out. Amazing! Thanks

  10. I misplaced this recipe – searched on the net – so glad you have this posted. I’m positive it is the same recipe I was looking for, and no other recipe I found had the same chocolate combination. I am making these to take to a function this weekend. They are so delicious that I can hardly wait to munch on one again.


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