Dark Chocolate Guinness Cookies

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Pinterest strikes again, I couldn’t resist trying this recipe.  AND it happens to be the winner of the best cookie ever ( and I’m never allowed to make any other cookies, which would only pale in comparison), as proclaimed by Jason.  This decadent treat is the perfect texture- soft inside with gooey chocolate chips and a slight crisp outer edge.  They have a very rich chocolate flavor, intensified by the unique Guinness addition.  I used a small ice cream scoop to make about 45 perfect cookies.  If you are making these, and don’t have self control, make them for a party/ work/ friends because you won’t be able to stop eating them… until they are all gone, which would be sad.  I used 1/2 whole wheat flour in ours but if you don’t have it, just use 2 cups AP flour.  I like to add whole grain where you can, and in these cookies there is NO way anyone would think there was anything like that in there 🙂

Adapted from: Heather Christo via Pinterest photo

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Guinness
  • 1 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 ounces Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare air bake cookie sheets with a silpat or parchment paper

2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, mix together the butter and sugar until light and creamy

3. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy

4. Add the Guinness and mix until fully combined, scraping down the bowl as necessary

5. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the batter, add in the chocolate chips and mix well

6. Scoop the batter onto the sheet pan using 2 spoons or a small ice cream scooper, and bake the cookies for 11 minutes.

7. Let the cookies cool on the sheet pan for 2 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack, then enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 11 minute(s)

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Where Have We been…?

Well, here’s the thing, we’ve been busy:

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It’s become more important than ever to eat delicious homemade meals for all the extra nutrients, but the rest is also important.  Jason needs to get back on board with taking his INCREDIBLE photos for us, since my Instagram photos don’t do our food the full justice.  We are working on finding a balance and miss blogging/ sharing our delicious recipes like this one I just made: http://www.thecandidappetite.com/2013/01/19/spicy-sausage-potato-kale-soup/