Well now this is just embarrassing. Another chocolate post? Have I no shame? I looked at my Recipes page and about one third of the dessert recipes up there involve chocolate. This from a woman who doesn’t crave chocolate.
My excuse? Chocolate is a crowd pleaser. If you show up at a dinner party with a cheesecake or a blueberry pie, there’s a chance someone in the crowd doesn’t like cheesecake or has a “thing” about blueberries (for the record, these people mystify me).
But bring something chocolate, and people will swoon. And, in my book, if you go through the effort of making dessert, you want people to swoon. So, like a guy to his favorite t-shirt, I come back to chocolate again and again.
I baked these cookies over Memorial Day to accompany an ice cream sundae bar my mom put together. They are the perfect sidekick: small enough that no one will feel guilty grabbing one to go with a sundae, yet so addictive that people will ending going back for more.
Technically, these are cookies, but they almost have the consistency of a brownie: slightly cakey, rich and bursting with chocolate flavor. In other words, crowd pleasers par excellence.