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Monday, March 5, 2012

Double Chocolate Gems

Last week my lil guy{& gal} wanted a treat!  It's actually rare that they will speak up and say they want something sweet!  So I set out to make something quick, easy and chocolatey!  I grabbed a few ingredients from my pantry and went to work!  Initially I was going to pat the finished dough into a baking dish for brownies.  Well, right before I was about to do so, I heard my Ace man yell, "NOOOOOO!  I wanted you to make cookies!"  So truthfully, we have him to thank for these irresistible little gems{cookies} of joy!:)  They come out of the oven with a yummy, slightly gooey chocolate center so by all means, eat them that way if you'd prefer!  But upon cooling, the center turns dense and almost fudge-like, and just as yummy in my opinion!  They were a big time hit with my little ones too!  Ace, after finishing one gem, came back to the counter and asked for another!  This happened 4 times and yes, he would come asking for another one with his mouth still full from the last!:) 

Here's what you need:

In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together:
2 eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar

Add and mix in:
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup cocoa powder

Add and slightly combine:
1 1/2 cups flour

Pour and mix in:
1 stick salted butter, melted

Add and mix in:
1/2 a bag of white chocolate chips

On parchment covered cookie sheets, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls.  Then into a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes!  Makes 24-25  2 inch round cookies!

Recipe by Kara
Image By Kara


Briana said...

Ooh, excited about these gem and the holograms. Love you!

Kar said...

Thanks Ladies!!!!!

kjirsten said...

You are somethin' else!! I have NEVER made up a recipe in my entire life . . . you are so cool. :) These look yummy -- I'm excited to try them! I think they'll be winners with my little ones too!

martanna said...

Yes, winners for sure! Like I said, they are like mini chocolate lava cakes when they are warm...and to die for!

Kar said...

Thanks Bre and Kjirst! And honestly with so few ingredients it's easy to whip up your own recipes! I promise!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Looks like heaven!