Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday Menu ~ Chocolate Fudge Celebrations!

I have found a cookie that really knocks me over!  It is so fudgy and yummy and explosion of delicious in your mouth.  And we were in need of a little celebration around here last week.  Birthday, yes.  But we also had some very exciting news come our way...

Alex had a concert last week, at which they announced who had been invited to All-State from the auditions back in early October.  And, our "little" bassoon player is off to All-State!  He's one of 8 in his high school that will be headed to Yakima in February.  What an honor, and what an encouragement to Alex.  He works very hard to develop this gift, and we are so proud of him! 

So, this cookie experiment that caught my eye while blog surfing will now be known as "Chocolate Fudge Celebrations".  Even if you don't have anything specific to celebrate, make them anyway.  Your mouth will be stirring up its own celebration with just one bite!

Chocolate Fudge Celebrations
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder
2 tsps. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Full size Butterfinger Bars, crushed.  (Or, about 12 mini butterfingers from the trick-or-treat bag.  Not that I stole, I'm just saying...)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Slowly add eggs and vanilla until well combined.

Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients then stir in crushed butterfinger and chocolate chips.

Using a medium cookie scoop, drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet lined with parchment.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  They should still be soft in center.  Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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