I had no idea want recipe I wanted to do for my first post. Should I do a recipe I had found on the web or T.V or should I do one of my favorite vegetarian recipes? hmmm decisions decisions.
Well after coming home from the hospital from getting a laryngoscopy done (by the way no bueno, my throat is killing me now after have a camera stuffed down my throat taking pics) I came home to find Giada on T.V and she was making 3 different chocolate baked goodies yum! plus I didn't get to eat all day because of my procedure so chocolate and cookies looked great. The ones she was making which caught my eye was the double chocolate mint cookies. I checked my pantry and had everything I needed except the chocolate, yikes can't make double chocolate mint cookies without chocolate! Well after coming across a bag full of different assortments of Hershey kisses left over from Christmas I thought hey why not I can use the mint heresy kiss with the regular chocolate Hershey kiss and tada. The end product wasn't as pretty as hers but they were still just as soft and chewy as the ones she baked on T.V. and as long as my husband liked them no worries then.
Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
Adapted from Giada at home
Yields 12 Cookies
Prep Time 20 Minutes Bake time 12-15 Minutes
Half a bag of milk chocolate Hershey Kisses unwrapped (about 30 kisses)
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Cup Flour
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 Cups sugar
2 large eggs at room temp
2 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Half a bag of Mint chocolate Hershey Kisses (about 25 kisses) (chopped up)
Move an oven rack to the middle of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees.
Using a medium size pot fill it half way with water and place it on the stove on medium high heat. Use a large glass bowl and set on top of saucepan. Making sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water in the saucepan. Place your chocolate Hershey kisses in the bowl with the 2 tablespoons of butter and let it melt away while you prepare you wet and dry ingredients for the batter. (once the chocolate and butter are melted remove the bowl and allow it to cool down before being added to the rest of the mix)
in a small bowl combine your dry ingredients together. Flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, whisk together and set aside. In another medium sized bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar, add the water and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Stir in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a little at a time. once combine fold in your melted chocolate until completely combined. Add your chopped mint Hershey kisses and mix into the batter.
Using a cookie sheet and a ice cream scoop, scoop 6 mounds of batter onto the cookie sheet. place in the over for 12-15 minutes (depending on how fast your oven bakes mine always takes a little longer I needed about 15 min.) cookies will puff up and have little cracks on the top.