There are some things that you just fall in love with. Cute babies, fresh flowers, the smell of a fresh rain, new shoes and these cookies! Seriously, you will fall in love with these cookies because they are soft, chewy and have such a depth of flavor. Since fall is on the horizon, a few extra cookies is just what the doctor ordered. Add some molasses and brown butter and we're really talking fall! A touch of Carapelli Unfiltered Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes these cookies really special, that nutty flavor plays so well with the brown butter and molasses to create a perfect treat.
The cookie is a science all on its own balancing what ingredients and process to make them the ULTIMATE:
BUTTER or OIL
BROWN SUGAR or GRANULATED SUGAR
REFRIGERATE or NOT
Then you have to decide do you want them: CHEWY or CAKEY? So many choices and so many variations. I'm a big fan of a chewy cookie with a crispy edge, the ultimate balance. If I want a cakey cookie, I'd rather just eat cake!
These cookies go one step beyond your average chocolate chip cookie with the addition of cocoa powder. The cocoa powder gives the cookies that signature crinkle and really make it decadent.
I'm not saying these are the BEST cookies you'll ever have, but I do think if you don't try them you may regret it. Don't you want to sample a bite of heaven? A cookie that has deep flavors of olive oil, molasses and brown butter, giving them an almost caramel note?
So, grab your mixer and make a batch today!