These are by far the strangest cookies I have ever made. I had to read the recipe a few times to make SURE that I was reading it correctly!!! NO butter? 2T of flour?? The dough is not really a dough. Its thin with chunks of nut and chocolate in it. I also added some chocolate chips because I had them. I baked these on parchment paper for 17 minutes, and they puffed up nicely, and actually look like cookies! I thought they would spread out into a thin, sticky mess. They are going to be xmas cookies for friends, and I am sure everyone will love them. Great recipe. It seems weird, but just go with it and you will be pleased!!
From EatingWell: November/December 2008
Strategy and operations director Josh Gitlin gave this low-fat cookie three layers of chocolate flavor with cocoa powder, grated bittersweet chocolate and cocoa nibs.
5 Reviews for Lava Rocks
Taste-wise, these cookies are delicious. However, I used the wax paper on a cookie sheet, and they stuck to those things like yellow on a lemon. I tried extracting them warm, then tried cool, but no real difference. My best luck was using my Silpat, but I only have one of those. Maybe spraying the wax paper or bare sheet with cooking spray would have worked better.
Wonderful rich chocolate and pecan flavor, satisfying chewy texture (they don't TASTE healthy!), easy to make, and held up nicely as holiday gifts because they aren't at all crumbly or fragile. I'll be making these year-round. Next year for the holidays I might dress them up with a skinny drizzle of white chocolate after they cool, or experiment with a stenciled powdered sugar dusting. They froze beautifully too. I hand-chopped the pecans and had to use Trader Joe's chocolate-covered cocoa nibs, which I realize added a smidge of decadence.
Well, I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but the batter was super thin. I ended up adding a bunch more flour and they were still thin, so I refrigerated them for about 15 minutes to help hold their shape in the oven. That seemed to work.
They are yummy though!
These are fabulous! I just love them - I just finished the first batch and let them cool a bit and ate one with cold milk - delicious! When I chopped up the pecans, it looked like an enormous amount - but it wasn't.
I think my family will love them too so I am going to take them to my daughter's home at Christmas :)
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