These cookies are not for the faint of heart: salty, sweet and chocolatey all in one unapologetic mess of a treat.
By Vanessa Pastore
Some days, your muse speaks to you from a place deep, dark, and tucked away in the recesses of your subconscious. Maybe it’s a part of you you didn’t even know existed, maybe it’s the childhood self you denied, but it was lurking there, waiting for the opportune moment, say 3AM, to strike. I want potato chips! It says. I want peanut butter! It demands. I want chocolate! It wails.
I WANT ALL THREE! It bellows.
It’s okay, dark, twisted, childhood self; I’m on-board with this crazy, calorie-packed roller coaster of delight. After all, a life of moderation is a life un-lived.
Now we come to how we construct this dark carnival sideshow of a taste sensation. I feel like everyone needs more cookies in their life, and really, it’s hard to go wrong with a cookie. Portable, portion-controlled, joy-inducing, and they even give you a modicum of, at least perceived, restraint.
Vanessa Pastore is a part time baker, blogger, and all around passionate about food. A vegan of 13 years, she has become obsessed with farmer's markets, international markets, and anything she can get her hands on. Everything is a potential ingredient, and every ingredient is a potential baked good. When she's not baking or blogging, chances are, she's thinking about it.
Originally Published: August 13, 2013