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 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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars, then add to the vanilla and eggs.
Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and baking soda in a separate bowl.
Mix the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts and form the dough into 1-inch balls.
Place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.