Chocolate Surprise Cookies from Martha Stewart & Giveaway Winner

Cooking has been a challenge lately. Too many activities and meetings to be very inspired to cook. With the weather shifting to cooler days, it's really the perfect time to get back to baking again. So, today after we finished the American Heart Walk and then watching a friend's daughter's soccer game I decided it was time to bake!

I went to my trusty Martha Stewart's Cookies and decided to make a recipe I've had marked for a long time, Chocolate Surprise Cookies (full recipe can be found HERE). I was drawn to these cookies because they have the element of surprise involved... who wouldn't want to take a bit into a cookie that is chocolate with a bit of chocolate icing on it? Add to that, something inside that you may not immediately expect? So fun!

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These cookies were much easier to put together than I had imagined. The dough is rich and chocolatey, and bakes up perfectly cakey. I would suggest using a smaller ice cream scoop than what is called for in the recipe. I used a smaller one than called for, 1- 3/4", but think that the traditional tablespoon scoop would be sufficient. Using a smaller scoop only yielded 18 cookies for me rather than the 2 1/2 dozen stated. They are bigger cookies this way, but I think next time I'll make them smaller so that I can enjoy them without as much guilt.

From Family, Friends and Food

Both of My Boys gave these an enthusiastic thumb's up, and My Oldest would have eaten several of them in one sitting if I had allowed it. They are rich, gooey and simply irresistable! Be sure to share with friends so that you won't be tempted to eat the entire batch by yourself!

Now, for the winner of the Family Vegetarian Cookbook as selected by is:

HoneyB who writes The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch! Here's what she shared for her favorite healthy meal: The muffins look yummy and I love the healthy ingredients! My favorite weeknight meal would be my mom's scrambled tofu recipe!

Just send me your mailing information and I'll make sure to pass that on to Nava Atlas so youc an recieve your own copy of this cookbook!

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Maria said…
Mmmmm! These have been on my list for awhile. Glad you made them!
Cate O'Malley said…
I bookmarked those cookies too - mmm, they look so good - I don't think I can wait any longer!
Jen_from_NJ said…
These look delicious - my family would love them! Thanks!
test it comm said…
Those look so good!
Anonymous said…
Oh my gosh those look like the BEST cookies!!!! I need some now! :)
Amanda said…
Ohh yum those look good! And congrats to Honey!!
Shelby said…
Yay! I'm so excited I won :-)
I LOVE this cookie. This was one of the first cookies I made from that cookbook.
Christy said…
Patsy-these look fantastic! My kids would love these too! Congrats to HoneyB for winning the giveaway.
Jamie said…
What a cool looking cookie Patsy and what a surprise underneath that chocolate. Looks like a very rich but yummy cookie.

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