Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pat Scarpin's Cookies

You might not know, but it hasn't been long sinca I became a huge fan of foodie blogs. I've always read them, but never really left any comments. Many and many times I took some recipes from them, and I were always  praised for them. And suddenly this recipe showed up. I've always enjoyed to visit Pat Scarpin's blog. The pictures are gorgeous, such as the foods. I've done this cookie many and many times, and people's responses are always the same! Everybody loves these cookies! Some friends suggested me to open my own cookie store!! And here's another fact: it is very easy to make them, and in 30 minutes you can have 30 delicious bits to devour. Even my kids and hubbie, that are not so into chocolate, love it!

Better Than Brownie Cookies
from here, slightly modified

1 1/3 cups (233g) de bittersweet chocolate
2 tbsp - 28g - butter, room temperature
2 eggs
2/3 cup (134g) refined sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup (35g) flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup (175g) milk and bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.

Melt the 1 1/3 cups chocolate with the butter in a small saucepan over low heat – stir constantly until smooth. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Mix eggs, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl. Combine thoroughly. Set aside.
Sift flour and baking powder together in a small bowl.
Add melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and slowly add your dry ingredients. When stirred, add the cup of chocolate chunks/chips and stir.

Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough onto prepared sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm on the outside (dough loses its sheen). Leave to cool completely on sheets.


  1. This recipe has such high praise we all NEED to go out out bake ourselves some brownie cookie delights.

  2. This is my kind of cookie.

  3. They look lovely and rich - yum!

  4. Renata these are so simple to make and look so rich and gooey. I think I'll make them for my husband to take to work, of course I'll have to test a few myself first lol.


  5. I also love Pat's blog.
    Thanks for reminding me how simple it is to make them. Look at yours, they look divine!

  6. What lovely chocolate cookies! I'm also a Pat Scarpin fan. Umm - wish I could have one now.

  7. Yum! those cookies look delicious!