With Thanksgiving upon us and with the prospect of apple and pumpkin baked things in the forefront, I just really wanted some chocolate. I have seen recipes using Mexican Chocolate in cupcakes but not cookies. I have seen a recipe for cookies with this type of flavor profile but it didn’t use any Mexican chocolate. So I found my new favorite chocolate cookie Pretzel Coated Chocolate Cookies and set out to adapt it (I still want to make those cookies as is though, it seems like a great idea). It was super easy. My cookies look flatter than hers but they have a nice soft chewy texture that is just pretty darn good if I do say so myself.
I don’t know how familiar you all are with Mexican chocolate, but it is awesome. It is slightly spicy and cinnamony and it comes in big circles that you place in a saucepan with milk and you let it slowly cook on the stovetop till it melts and makes THE BEST hot chocolate ever! I always dip my Mexican cookies and Pan Dulce in it and yes, suck out the warm chocolate milk that gathers in the crevices before biting into what has now become a warm softened and chocolatey cookie or bread. It is like dipping a donut in regular milk or hot chocolate but ten times better (my husband would disagree but he is WRONG!). It is just magic food.
So making a cookie that can taste like that was such a personal victory for me. Although, give me Pan Dulce and a mug of Abulita and I will pick that over anything anyday, mostly because of the whole sensory experience. Even just smelling these cookies though, it is like sniffing the chocolate milk as it is cooking, I couldn’t even believe it.
My GeekyLink today is all about Fringe. I listen to the The Fringe Podcast, if you are a fan, I highly recommend it. I am sorry, I have been watching Fringe since season one and never knew till listening to the podcast that the pictures, going into commercials, were a FRICKIN CODE! Here is the link Fringe Glyphs to decode it if you want or you can just listen and they will tell you what it is each week. Now I want to go back and decode all the stuff from previous seasons. I feel like such a moron! Also, they mentioned that there is going to be a Fringe/Spongebob Squarepants crossover coming in February. Yup, you read that right, Fringe and Spongebob Squarepants! No official pictures or anything yet, just an IMDb page. IMDb can be wrong sometimes, O but I hope, I hope this is right.