|The Trader Joe's Pound Plus bar is your best friend here. Just take away 2-3 squares.|
Such a great cookie. So amazingly delicious and easy to make! This has been doubled, so you can cut it in half, but I wouldn't recommend it. The doubles version makes 4 dozen cookies which really isn't that many. And they don't last long.
In a large glass bowl, melt 1 pound of semi-sweet chocolate with 1 stick of butter in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir well and let the residual heat melt the rest of the chocolate over the next few minutes.
Stir in 4 eggs, mix well.
We love Chocolate nibs. A by-product of the chocolate making process, they are so unique and good they've become a staple in our pantry. Go get some...do NOT look at the price, just do it.
Velvet White Cut-Outs
Can you believe it? I got this recipe from a SEVENTEEN Magazine when I was a mere maiden in my little desert hamlet. It was a contest winner and has proven over the ensuing thirtyfuckingfouryears to be hands down the BEST sugar cookie I've ever had.
2 sticks of butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese AT ROOM TEMP!
1 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk
.5 teaspoon vanilla
2.5 cups flour
Cream together butter and cream cheese till absolutely, positively smooth.
Beat in sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla, mix well. Add flour, mix.
Gather dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill several hours or overnight.
Roll dough on lightly floured board to .25 inches thick, cut with cutters.
RE-roll scraps one more time only. I take what's ever left over at that point and make jam thumbprint cookies...
Bake at 350 till edges are just lightly turning golden.
Cool on racks, frost with royal icing if desired.
For these, I cut a small heart out of the centers and filled them with crushed candy canes and baked as above.
So pretty! They MUST be stored in an air-tight container or bag, or the candy gets sticky and gooey.