Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Goo Cookies

In Raleigh, a great restaurant called Hereghty makes a Chocolate Gooey Cookie. People go there just for a little chocolate fix!

Here is a recipe that tastes almost like the one from Hereghty!

Goo Cookies... Makes 30

1/2 cup cake flour, plus 2 Tablespoons
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 Tablespoons butter
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
8 1.4 ounce heath bars, chopped into 1/4 inch strips
2 cups hazelnuts, skin on or off

Preheat the oven to 350*F. Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

Over a double broiler, melt chocolate chips and butter, stirring with a spatula and being careful not to overheat. Cool to lukewarm.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk brown sugar and eggs on high speed for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and whisk 5 more minutes. Add chocolate chip mixture and whisk 5 minutes. Very important: keep the motor running on high speed for the 15 consecutive minutes it takes to do these 3 steps. No Stopping!

Turn the motor off and quickly add the sifted ingredients. Mix on low speed until just incorporated, then fold in heath bars and hazelnuts.

Using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop, scoop and level dough, then place about 4 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let cookies rest 15 minutes before baking. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven, and let cool completely before storing. These cookies are insanely good- but very gooey-- when they are hot. Store flat, in layers, with parchment papers in between.

5 comments:

pink green & southern said...

Oh, I think I have died and gone to heaven!

Melissa said...

These sound amazing! Can't wait to try them!

EntertainingMom said...

Mmmmm, souds divine!!!

Kim said...

Oh ... this recipe has my name written all over it! Cannot wait to try these!

Marla said...

Ummm everything there is amazing!!