For many, if there will be dessert… it must be chocolate. My family covets chocolate. I’m more of a vanilla gal. Don’t hold it against me, but given a choice- I would take vanilla over chocolate any day. I enjoy chocolate only when it’s really, really fantastically good. Only when it’s something that is completely worth the calories that will be consumed. I’m a bit manic when I’ve had too much chocolate too as I can’t quite manage my caffeine. One too many bites and I’m off to the land of migraines and darkened rooms. That said, I like to make chocolate treats that I can send off for others to enjoy. This day: Dark Chocolate Crackles.
This recipe makes a good amount (5 dozen) so it was perfect to send off with the boys on a YMCA Indian Guide camping trip. If you’re not familiar with Indian Guides, it’s a father-son group that is designed to harbor close relationships between the two. They do a lot of boy-type activities together and head out on weekend camping trips once a month with the rest of their “tribe.” It’s great fun for them, and a quiet, relaxing weekend for me! It also gives me a chance to bake away… and send off goodies that are much-appreciated by the hungry group of men.
A recipe from Fine Cooking, these very chocolatey cookies are filled with three kinds of chocolate and a smidgen of orange zest to set them apart from the rest. You’ll need a tall glass of milk to wash it all down. If this doesn’t send the already energy-filled boys into a caffeine frenzy then I don’t know what will. I’m sure the dads will appreciate me for this one.
A little peek inside shows you that you will indeed get a chocolatey chunk or two inside each cookie.
Chocolate lovers… you’ll like this one. Me…? I had my cookie, enjoyed it and will move on to decaffeinated pleasures for the remainder of the day.
This recipe can be found here: Dark Chocolate Crackles