Anything that includes the words "fast","easy", or "kid-friendly" in it's title, makes the challenge-loving, microwave-loathing baker in me cringe a bit. Plus, when a recipe claims to be fast and easy, it also induces a deep-seeded fear of potential disaster...one that ends with me hanging up my whisk and spatula in shame. So because of the 'quickie' infused title, I did not have lofty expectations for these cookies. However, this is another example as to why you should always, always, always-read through a recipe before thumbing your oven mitt at it. (or is it nose? that never made sense to me.) They were not as "quick" as the title indicates. Easy, yes. But because of a much needed refrigeration time, not very fast. I was happy.
The cookies turned out to be a huge success! They were an irresistible cookie/brownie hybrid. Their texture was soft, rich and moist, but you felt as though you could eat more than 3 without feeling guilty (try doing that with actual brownies.) Since I was low on allspice, I added the zest of one orange to the dough. I love the combination of chocolate and orange! I could go on about it, but I won't. :-D
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Jessica, of the lovely, cleverly named blog, My Baking Heart. You can find the recipe by clicking here. Thanks, Jessica! This was such a deliciously pleasant surprise.
And please be sure to visit the other Tuesdays with Dorie members (some were very creative with their cookies)!