Come on, you know what I am talking about. The fragrance that wafts gently through the house, preceding the blast of heavenly aroma that emanates from the fire box when you open the door and remove that blessed sheet pan full of decadent deliciousness. The temptation begins as you move them, ever so carefully, to the cooling rack and wait… wait… wait… Until they are JUST cool enough so you don’t remove a layer of taste buds from your mouth. To distract yourself, you pour a tall glass of frosty milk (or a steaming cup of Joe) and still you wait…. and wait…. Until you finally can’t take it anymore; you must, must, must have one.
Thus, temptation wins, but you don’t care because you are thoroughly and completely enraptured. The stress and strain of the everyday world fall away… and it’s just you and your cookie.
I am thoroughly convinced that it was a freshly baked cookie that caused the “fall of man”. I mean come on… an apple? Really? No, I think not… Cookies man, it was totally cookies.
And I am fairly sure, for all you choco-holics out there, that these may be the culprit. They’re devilishly rich and chocolaty with a delicately crisp exterior harboring a dense and chewy center.
Oh yeah baby!!!! I would sell my soul for a plate of these.
Chocolate Soufflé Cookies
a couple drops of Orange Oil
2 large Egg Whites
Pinch of Kosher Salt
1/8 tsp Cream of Tarter
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup (1.75 oz) (50g) Granulated Sugar
2/3 cup (3 oz) (85 g) Almonds, ground fairly fine
Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C) degrees......
Place chopped Chocolate in a bowl and add a little Orange oil (not extract or the chocolate will seize)