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Chocolate Sparkle Cookies - Thomas Haas - have you baked these?

kattyeyes Dec 5, 2011 07:25 AM

These have been in my "to-try" folder for some time now. I've noticed two variations on the recipe--one with honey, one without.

Descriptions of a "baked chocolate truffle" and "lava inside" are very tempting. If you've made them and are a chocolate cookie lover, did they rock your world? Or is there a chocolate cookie you like even better? Tell me, tell me.

Here are the recipes I found:

NO HONEY
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-sparkle-cookies-s,0,7673800.story

WITH HONEY
http://www.8chocolate.com/2009/02/05/recipe-the-best-chocolate-cookies-ever-thomas-haas-sparkle-cookies/

Or, at the suggestion of one of the recipe reviewers who prefers this recipe above the sparkle cookies, "those" chocolate cookies:
http://www.food.com/recipe/those-choc...

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  1. selletson Dec 10, 2012 02:36 PM

    I just found your post from last year. I have been baking these as part of my annual cookie boxes for the past several years. They are a favorite I flash freeze the little balls then store them in a plastic freezer tub (filled with sugar to keep them from sticking together, you may not need to do this, but it works for me.) They back beautifully right from the freezer so I can always quickly bake a batch. They hold up very well for several days, becasue they are so moist on the inside. My son calls them his little bites of heaven.

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      pgj98m3 Dec 10, 2011 10:06 AM

      They have become one of my favourite Christmas cookies...very forgiving recipe- one year I did something differently and ended up with flat chewy cookies that were simply delicious.

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        janeh Dec 19, 2011 06:29 AM

        Kattyeyes, thank you for this suggestion! I had never heard of these cookies prior to your post - how come no one told me??? These are fabulous! I made the version with honey this weekend, rolling them in turbinado sugar to up the sparkle. The best!

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          kattyeyes Dec 19, 2011 07:08 AM

          I'm so glad to hear your report, janeh--thank you! I have purple sanding sugar that should make mine sparkle like jewels when I finally make them. :) Did you bake the whole batch all at once? From what I read about how incredible they are right out of the oven, they seemed like a great cookie to make the dough and stash in the fridge or freezer for a freshly-baked treat each time.

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            janeh Dec 19, 2011 09:52 AM

            Hiya. I baked them all at once and had the guilty pleasure of trying them warm from the oven, at room temp at the party I took them to and again at home in the evening. I think that my husband finished them for breakfast. I can authoritatively say that they're great at any temperature.... though I haven't baked and frozen any yet! I think that with the next batch I'll freeze some unbaked, just for the pleasure of being able to pop them in the oven and serve them any time. The purple sugar sounds like a great idea!
            Have a lovely holiday.

            - Jane

            1. re: janeh
              kattyeyes Dec 19, 2011 10:35 AM

              EXCELLENT--you as well! BTW, I can totally appreciate your husband's perspective on breakfast when there are homemade treats around! Cheers to you both! :)

      2. chowser Dec 5, 2011 10:48 AM

        These chocolate snowflake cookies are really popular around my house:

        http://projects.washingtonpost.com/re...

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          kattyeyes Dec 9, 2011 12:07 PM

          Thanks, chowser. I love chocolate crinkles (a.k.a. snowflake cookies), too.

          BUT man, oh man, all the bakers on here and NO ONE has tried the sparkle cookies? REALLY? I guess I'll hafta be the first. Would still love to hear if anyone tried either of the recipes I posted.

          1. re: kattyeyes
            chowser Dec 10, 2011 06:21 AM

            They look great. If you make them, let us know how they are.

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