|Photo courtesy of Matt Garza|
Eggless Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Servings: 18 cookies
Time: 40 minutes plus cooling
|Sugar and strawberries|
1 tsp lemon juice
9 tbsp granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp coarse salt
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut pea-sized
2/3 cup heavy cream
|Scone like cookies!|
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Combine the strawberries, lemon juice and 2 tbsp sugar together.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining 7 tbsp sugar together.
- Cut or smash in the butter to the flour mixture until it looks like coarse crumbs.
- Add in the cream and stir until a dough forms.
- Stir in the strawberry mixture.
- Form the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 16-20 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and have slightly hardened bottoms (this is key or they'll fall apart when you dip them in the chocolate).
- Let cool on a wire rack.
- Melt the dark and white chocolate separately using either a double boiler or a microwave on medium power in 30 second bursts.
- Dip the cookies in the dark chocolate then sit them on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Drizzle the melted white chocolate on using a fork.
- Let refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the chocolate set.
|As a scientist, I can't help but ponder the hexagonal packing of cookies.|
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Originally, I wanted to make my chocolate peanut butter banana cookies (which are quite possibly the world's finest cookie save SusieCakes' whoopie pie), but new roomie Dennis' peanut allergy and the lack of self restraint he would've experienced when he smelled them ended that idea. But I still really wanted to dip a cookie in chocolate, so I went with the next best thing- chocolate covered strawberries. Having previously made a cupcake version of this, I was confident it would translate well to cookie form (surely a pie version must be next to complete the desserty trifecta). The chocolate indulgence definitely hit the spot as the hard outer shell complimented the moist and light inner cookie brilliantly especially since it was jam-packed with strawberries.
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|The delicious adventure continues with chocolate avocado cupcakes and snickerdoodles.|