I am known for my cookies. Well not the cookie part. I tend to use whatever recipe I am hooked on at the time. Currently it is this copycat Levain Bakery recipe posted on parsleysagesweet.com. What I am known for is how much chocolate I can stuff into one cookie. And I can stuff a lot of chocolate into a cookie. Chocolate chips? Yes. Chopped dark chocolate? Yes. M & M’s? Yes.
But here’s the icing on the cake. I also stuff a candy bar inside. What? With the craze of stuffing Oreos, Nutella, even s’mores inside a cookie, why not stuff a candy bar inside? Plus I use whatever fun-size bars I have on hand, which is usually a mixture. I never keep track of what I put inside, so bonus — it’s a surprise every time. My favorites — Milky Way bars and Reese’s Big Peanut Butter Cups.
Now these cookies are not for the faint of heart. They are big (I’m only going to allow myself to have one cookie, so it might as well be as large as possible. Let me add that I ran 7 miles this morning, which is my justification to you.), and they are incredibly chocolatey. I like a little cookie with my chocolate. But my husband thinks they are too chocolatey. Nonsense. He’s the only one that thinks that — I have friends that request these for birthdays, and I have coworkers that will do just about anything for me in exchange for a few.
This recipe makes about 13-14 large cookies. While they are always delicious, they are best when warm. So here’s what I do — after they cool, I put them in the freezer. Whenever I am craving one (which is pretty often), I pull one out of the freezer and carefully defrost it in the microwave until it is warm and gooey. Give it a try — just once. I bet you’ll be hooked too.