Cooking For Your Evil Twin: Chocolate Chip Cookies to Calm Your Inner Beast

January 24, 2008

In 1994, my mom's best friend, and my "spiritual" mother, Ann Wall Frank wrote a fabulously hilarious little cookbook titled Cooking For Your Evil Twin: Devilishly Tempting Recipes for the Modern Woman. I was looking for a chocolate chip cookie recipe the other day and remembered Ann's swoon-inducing decadent version. This is no Tollhouse cookie, my friend. Nor is it a cookie for the dainty confection eater. This is a hopped-up-on-steroids looking, hunka-hunka-burning-chocolate-love cookie. One that requires commitment to completion and a large glass of milk. They are called Lorenabelle's Co-Dependent for Sure Chocolate Chippers (giggle). As Ann describes them in her book, "Lorenabelle's therapy group now uses these as a nice substitute for controlled substances. An excellent replacement for group therapy."

Lorenabelle's Co-Dependent for Sure Chocolate Chippers

1 C (2 sticks) butter
1 C granulated sugar
1 C firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 C all-purpose flour
2.5 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 or 2 16 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips (go for 2!)
1.5 C chopped pecans

Note: I recommend doubling up on the chocolate, which I did. So ladies, forget pot and psychotherapy, these cookies will do the trick. Here is a small sample of other knee-slapping funny recipes from Ann's book, which are truly quite good:

Angst-Buster Risotto
Our Lady of Perpetual Misery Corn Chowder
Who Invented Swimsuits Anyway
Fudge Macadamia Nut Cake
He Drove Me to It White Chocolate Chip Cookies




Tina's picture

Just reading that recipe makes me feel guilty that my thighs will suffer!