Bittersweet Decadence Cookies

Bittersweet Decadence Cookies

I made these gluten free and they were great!

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

1/4 cup gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill is the one I used)

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

8 oz. bittersweet chocolate chopped

2 T. unsalted butter

2 large eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chopped into generous-size chunks

2 cups pecan halves

Preheat the oven 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and mix together with a whisk, and set aside.

Place 8 oz. of chocolate and the butter in a large bowl set directly in a wide skillet of barely simmering water. Stir frequently just until melted and smooth. Remove the chocolate from the skillet and set aside. Leave the heat on under the skillet.

In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, and vanilla together thoroughly. Set the bowl in the skillet and stir until mixture is lukewarm to the touch. Stir the egg mixture into the warm chocolate. Stir in the flour mixture, then the chocolate chunks and nuts.

Scoop rounded tablespoons of batter onto a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the surface looks dry and the centers are still gooey.

Rotate the sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through the baking time for even baking. Let cookies cool completely before storing.

Recipe from Chewy Gooey Crunchy melt -in-your-mouth cookies by Alice Medrich

Food styling by Emily Browne


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

One comment

  1. Reblogged this on LORIEB and commented:
    OMG, I made these this afternoon, best cookies I have ever made, and they are gluten-free!!! Too bad dinner will be ready soon, I’m not very hungry for some reason…

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