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I don't know if you've noticed by now, but I have developed a very strong compulsion to bake. Perhaps I have trust issues and won't eat other people's baked goods, perhaps I'm using baking to fill the void that losing the ability to play the piano (for now) has left in my soul - read into this what you will, at least I'm eating some really good cookies.

Tonight, while I waited for my laundry to dry, I baked these bad boys: smitten kitchen's recipe for "brownie roll-out cookies". I knew something special was going down when I started mixing, because let me tell you, these cookies have the best-smelling dough ever. Then, when you bake them, that smell blooms into a beautiful perfume of rich deliciousness that fills your apartment.

A big advantage of this recipe is that it consists of common pantry and fridge items, thereby erasing the need for a run to the grocery store where you must hunt down some outlandish ingredient. It is the perfect recipe to make late at night, when you need your chocolate-y fix.

Another advantage, at least for me, is that it only requires cocoa powder and not solid chocolate; I'm allergic to soy, which makes finding suitable solid chocolate kinda difficult (as far as I know, there's the normal chocolate from Enjoy Life Foods, and the uber-expensive and ultra-delicious Michel Cluizel chocolate from France).

Smitten kitchen also recommends using these to make ice cream sandwiches, something which I fully intend to try.


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Jun. 13th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
I've been meaning to try this one out - I have tons of cocoa powder in my pantry (I think I kept forgetting I already had some & bought more & more). Mmmm, good smells!
Jun. 14th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
Mmm -- I love Smitten Kitchen, and I love knowing people who like to bake!
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