Chunky Chocolate Gobs

Oxmoor House
These ultrachocolate cookies are, hands down, some of the best ever to come through our test kitchen.

Yield:

about 2 1/2 dozen

Recipe from

Recipe Time

Prep: 18 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped (16 cookies)
3 (1.75-oz.) Mounds bars, chilled and chopped
1 to 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

Preparation

Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in cookies, candy bars, and desired amount of chocolate morsels. Chill dough 30 minutes.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2" apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until barely set. Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Note:

Christmas with Southern Living 2007

June 2007