Earlier in the month, President’s Choice released their ‘Fake Shop’ video. These Crackled Chocolate Cookies I’m sharing today were served there and would be a best-seller in any bake shop. Initially I was put off by the extra steps (melting, chilling, bah!), but they were so worth it… and rank up there as one of the best cookies I’ve ever made (or tasted). These cookies are definitely #CompromiseFree.
- 2 oz (60 g) extra dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup (50 mL) unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
- 1 cup (250 mL) PC Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend
- 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
- 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
1. In heatproof bowl, melt chocolate with butter over (not in) saucepan of simmering (not boiling) water. Stir together and set aside to cool.
2. In large bowl, whisk together 1 cup (250 mL) sugar, the eggs and vanilla. Pour in cooled chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; using wooden spoon, stir into chocolate mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
4. Scoop dough into 1 tbsp (15 mL) amounts, roll into balls and coat in 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar. Place 2 inches (5 cm) apart on prepared baking sheets. Makes about 25.
5. One sheet at a time, bake in centre of oven for 12 to 14 minutes. Cookies will be cracked on the surface but still slightly soft. Cool on sheets on rack. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
My notes: I ended up with 20 cookies because of well, nibbles. Also, don’t panic when the batter looks way too soft – after you chill it, it will look like this:
I hope that you enjoy these cookies as much as we (and our adorable neighbour) did. For more tested recipes that are gluten free, lactose free and/or peanut free, visit presidentschoice.ca
For Canadians with food sensitivities, eating can seem restrictive. It can be hard to know where to shop and how to choose products and ingredients that have the quality and flavours you and your kids crave. This spring, the President’s Choice team is dedicated to helping all Canadians find freedom in “-free” products, by showing consumers they can explore new and unexpected flavours and embrace culinary trends, no matter their dietary needs – because limits to what you can eat shouldn’t limit what you can enjoy.
Disclosure: I am part of PC Food Sensitivities Ambassador program and have been compensated for this post. Opinions are my own.