Friday, November 20, 2009

Chocolate chocolate chip cookie and salted caramel ice cream sandwiches

Do I even need to write any text for this post? Or can I just tell you that you need to make these cookies? Now. Whether or not you make an ice cream sandwich out of them (although why wouldn't you?) you need these cookies in your life.

They're originally from Ina Garten, although I found the recipe here. It must be a half batch, which works well for two people. Two people can, and did, eat 12 huge cookies all by ourselves over an embarrassingly short period of time.

In some of the photos the cookies look lighter than they did in real life. They were actually a dark, velvety brown.


Inside, they were soft, melty, chewy, and chocolatey.


It turns out that it wasn't enough just to eat one or two cookies...I had to pull out the pint of salted caramel ice cream we brought home from our delicious dinner at Eos the night before and make two obscenely large ice cream sandwiches. There was just something about those cookies that ached to be part of something bigger, both figuratively and literally. I couldn't deny them their destiny.

 I have no business eating a dessert like this.


I couldn't finish mine, hard as that might seem to believe. The husband helped me out, after polishing off his own. Afterward (but only afterward), he conceded that it all might have been a bit much: the giant double chocolate cookies...the salty-sweet, super rich ice cream...

I pointed out that he had eaten an entire ice cream sandwich, plus about a third of mine. He waved me away absently, and I noticed that his eyes had a glossy film, like glazed donuts.

"All that sugar really is getting to you," I said, feeling a little bit responsible as he keeled over on the couch.

So, maybe you don't have to make humongous ice cream sandwiches. If you love your husband and do not wish for him to go into sugar shock, you could show some moderation and simply bake a batch of these rich, chocolatey cookies and enjoy them with a glass of milk or cup of coffee. Fine. Just be prepared to lose yourself a little to them.

21 comments:

  1. You now have me craving those cookies. I've been meaning to make that recipe for ages. Yum.

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  2. Oh wow, definite food porn going here! ;-P

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  3. holy toledo, I had to keep scrolling to look at the pictures first before I even read your post! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous... they sound so delicious.

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  4. Sinfully tempting! Suggest you make them for our annual Christmas cookie baking marathon in December! OK? I could even bring the ice cream!
    MOM

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  5. Oh, my. This is definitely going on my "to do" list. I only wish we could get salted caramel ice cream. Hmmmm....maybe I'll have to make salted caramel sauce. I dunno, would that be a little bit to much?? :-)

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  6. OMG. And salted caramel ice cream too? I'm going to have to wipe off my keyboard. There is drool all over it.

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  7. Oy. Now I don't just want the cookies, but the ice cream too!

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  8. for creations such as this, no words are required. what appeal and beauty, much like a shirtless tim riggins... :)

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  9. Wow. Absolutely wow. Those look soooooo good. Ha ha . . you crack me up with your description of your husband's glossy eyes, "like glazed doughnuts." lol!

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  10. anything with salt and caramel and Im in. These look sooooooooooooooooooooo good.

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  11. Salted caramel sounds so fabulous. I will definitely have to try this flavor.

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  12. Thanks, all! For anyone looking to make salted caramel ice cream from scratch, here's one from a recent Gourmet: http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/2009/08/salted-caramel-ice-cream that I have meant to make.

    Grace: the husband and I are RE-watching FNL for second time, just watched a little Tim Riggins last night... :)

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  13. Ok, backing away from this post now...quietly, nothing to see here. Arrggghh....let me at those cookies now!!!! Hungry Dog, if I fall over from sugar shock, I'm holding you responsible :)

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  14. The title alone made me say "hello, lover!" Salted caramel is KING, but have not yet had it in an ice cream sandwich. That is a scientific experiment gone horribly RIGHT.

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  15. OH. MY. GAWD! If only I had taste-o-vision. ;)

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  16. I need some of these right now! :)

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  17. shaz: you're so funny, your reply cracked me up. You definitely need to make these, your little critics would love them!

    denise: yeah, salted caramel is ridiculous. Why did I discover it so late in life?

    Food Gal: Ha! Taste-o-vision would be dangerous these days with all the amazing blogs out there...

    Claire: come visit me and I will make them for you! xoxo

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  18. Those cookies look absolutely delightful! A combination of sweet and salty....just sinful. I love it!

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  19. I need a cup of coffee to even look at those pictures! Amazing. You had me at salted caramel. mmmm

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  20. In answer to your first question, no. I read the title and immediately bookmarked it. :)

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  21. I don't see the recepie... Maybe because I live in Europe I can't open the page! Can you post the recepie please, please? I want to make them.Thanks.

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