I have this idea that Christmas cookies should be artful, delicately scented and decorated to reflect the charms of the season. Not the big, crude mounds of heart-stopping content that usually emerge from my oven.
But this year I’ve decided to meet the cookie challenge by baking what I know, rather than attempting something that’s beyond my skill set and my patience level. My guess is, they’ll be the biggest crowd-pleasrs, even if they are rather homely. The theory behind this recipe is that, if you throw in enough chocolate (and a little coffee), nobody’s going to be unhappy.
These galumphy, gooey, heavenly cookies come from an old hometown friend who, in the wicked Illinois winters, makes these to keep everyone warm and choco-fied.
The original recipe is from Epicurious.com, and you will not believe how good they are.