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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Post Valentine's Sweets for CBC's Weekend Morning Show

This morning I had the pleasure of presenting the following easy, yet impressive recipe for the sweet people in your lives on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Terry MacLeod.
(Photo by Karen Peters)

Chocolate Mud Puddle Cookies

3 cups walnut halves, toasted, cooled and roughly chopped
4 cups powdered sugar (Icing, Confectioner's)
1/2 cup +3 tbs unsweetened Cocoa (See Camino or Callebaut for Fair Trade)
scant 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
1 tbs good quality vanilla extract
4 egg whites

Preheat oven to320ºF.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.

Sift sugar, cocoa and sea salt.  Stir in the chopped walnuts, then add the egg whites and vanilla.  Stir until all combined.

Spoon the batter onto the baking sheets and leave plenty of room for the cookies to spread, about 6 cookies per baking sheet.

Bake until the cookies puff up.  The tops get glossy and then crack a bit, about 12-15 minutes.

Cool cookies on cooling rack.


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