Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chocolate Chip & Raspberry Brownie Cookies



I had such a massive craving for chocolate yesterday that I gave in and decided to go with it. I don't usually over indulge my cravings, I tend to satisfy them with a square or two of what I'm craving. But yesterday I had to have something completely and utterly chocolatey.

It was quite humid yesterday, it was around 80-100% humidity because of the rain, and thought something cool would be perfect. My first thought went to making a chocolate ice cream, but I wanted a fix a lot quicker than that, I didn't want to be waiting hours to enjoy the chocolate goodness!!!

I read this post by Blondie and Brownie about The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck closing up for the winter, and was inspired after looking at the 'goodies' on their home page, NB the Belgian Slipwich (inspiration) and the Monday Sundae.....drool.....

I first came across this scrumptious cookie on Joy the Baker's blog. It has everything I crave when I want chocolate, fudginess and lots of dark ooey gooey chocolate. The choice to add more chocolate in the form of chocolate chips was even more decadent.

A cookie ice-cream sandwich was calling me. So I put the two ideas together. I love to have brownies with ice-cream anyway, so this was the logical next step right?....And healthy with the addition of fruit!

I had to add raspberries because I adore them and I had some frozen ones. Also I didn't use as much sugar as Joy the Baker, but still found it quite sweet.

Make 18
50 grams butter
115 grams favourite dark chocolate, I used the almond Nestle Club block
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon coffee powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup raspberries

Melt the butter in the microwave and add the chocolate, the heat from the butter will melt the chocolate. Next add the coffee and vanilla, set aside to cool slightly.

Beat the sugar and egg together in a separate bowl, then add the chocolate mixture to the eggs. Mix all of this by hand, with a trusty pink spatula :)



Next add the flour, baking powder, salt, berries and chocolate chips.




Dollop tablespoonful's of batter onto a lined baking tray or two, they don't have to be perfectly rounded or shaped, then bake in a preheated 160C oven, bake for 8-10 minutes exactly, you don't want to dry them out and becoming hard. Also Joy puts her mix in the fridge to firm up and make the mixture easier to handle, but I didn't have the patience for this step, and they turned out wonderful.



Sandwich with your favourite ice-cream, I had a vanilla bean and raspberry that I made previously. Or enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

13 comments:

  1. Mmm scrumptious! It is good to
    indulge your cravings every now & then! So satisfying. Your cookies look perfect!
    Heidi xo

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  2. Hmm... I think the part of you that doesn't overindulge should have a quiet word with the part of me that eats half a block of chocolate every day... :P These look fantastic!

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  3. Mmm making these alone is deliciou enough but sandwiching them with ice cream is just genius!

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  4. One word: decadence! I can't resist chocolate and raspberry- they're just too perfect together. Great pictures too! These pics me want to go make a batch right now.

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  5. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. They were really easy to make and super delicious to eat!

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  6. How mouth-watering! One of my favorite combos when it comes to sweets is chocolate and raspberry! For years, I'd always request that my birthday cakes be just that! I've never had the duo in cookies though, so this is something I must try.

    Hope you'll stop by again soon!
    http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com

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  7. I love that volcanic texture on the cookies! Just want to bite into it...or them. :)

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  8. Man I would have loved one of these yesterday - definitely would have distracted me from the horrible humidity!

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  9. Great flavour combo in these cookies! I like the use of the raspberries in them.

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  10. Oh my goodness, these look insane..although they are doing nothing to help my sweet tooth!!

    PS: I'm currently running a deliciously decadent giveaway from The Aromatherapy Co that I think would tickle your fancy...

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  11. I think I need to make these.... stat!!

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