Have you ever pondered the healing powers of chocolate?
OK, so maybe the rumors are true and I really am nutty as a fruit cake, but I get a bit obsessive when it comes to chocolate talk.... or chocolate consumption.... or chocolate photography...or.... you get the idea.
When I was in culinary school, one of my baking class projects was to take an amazing cookie recipe and make it healthier. I wasn't thrilled about the concept of losing delicious flavor by removing half of the fat and sugar, but in the end, it didn't turn out half bad. I started with a base recipe for sweet brownie cookies, which is where today's cookie also got its roots.
These cookies are obscenely chocolate-y. They also have a texture that is a wonderful hybrid of chewy brownie meets crispy cookie. It's just AHHH-MAZ-ING! Add in a few M&M's for good measure and I can guarantee that it will please even the most extreme chocolate obsessed people in your life.
Speaking from personal experience, the dough tastes almost as yummilicious as the final cookie, so make a double batch of dough and throw a few chunks of it into your favorite vanilla bean ice cream, then have a loved one take pictures while your eyes roll into the back of your head. You've been warned.