I have been quite the slacker lately. I made these cookies last Sunday and am just getting around to blogging them. It was a very busy week – personal and work wise. On Monday I got to go to the CCFA Evening at the Movies Gala. That was fun – we saw Lincoln, which was very good. Even though you know how it ends, I highly recommend you seeing it.
Yesterday my brother and I (somewhat inadvertently) went to Noel Night in Detroit and I was so impressed with the turnout. It’s not often that you get 50 degree weather in December in Detroit so it was fun to walk around and city, take in the sights and not freeze.
Today Mr. and I went to the mall. It was crazytown. Hopefully I don’t have to go back again before Christmas. I don’t think I can handle it.
Back to the cookies. Death by Chocolate is a great name for these cookies because they’re the type that make my heart race. In the good “you’ve eaten too much sugar” way. I used my Silpat for the first time and got tall, puffy cookies. I liked the result. The addition of pistachios was Mr.’s idea and I protested at first but I’m glad we added them. The slight salt from them was a good counterpart to the otherwise sweetness of the chocolate.
Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction + the addition of pistachios
Makes: Approx. 2 dozen cookies
1 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (I used Ghirardelli baking chips)
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
3/4 cup chopped pistachios
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.