Friday, October 17, 2008

Four Foods On Friday 51

Another week means another great series of questions from Valerie over at Fun, Crafts, and Recipes.

1. I passed Costco and saw gas at $2.84 and have had Costco on the brain since. Share a cupcake, muffin or cookie recipe.
I got this recipe from my Cooking Light cookbook so I get to pretend that they’re “healthy.”

Double Chocolate Chews

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate mini-morsels, divided
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
1 tablespoon water
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 egg whites
Vegetable cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir well, and set aside.
2. Combine 3/4 cup chocolate morsels and oil in a small saucepan; cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring constantly.
3. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into a large bowl, and let cool 5 minutes. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, water, vanilla extract, and egg whites to chocolate mixture; stir well. Stir in flour mixture and remaining chocolate morsels.
4. Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes.
5. Let cool 2 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; let cool on wire racks.

2. Cupcakes, muffins and cookies require something to drink. What do you drink with them?
Whatever I have on hand. Can of Coke Zero, glass of wine, port, cider – I’m not terribly fussy.

3. Which do you prefer, mini muffins and cupcakes or full sized ones?
If you’re going to have a muffin or cupcake don’t be a wimp about it. Go full sized or skip the treat and have some museli.

4. What type of muffin or cupcake pan do you use? Silicone, disposable, etc.
If my shipment ever gets unpacked, I will have a very nice non-stick, Teflon muffin tin. Full-sized muffins, thank you. None of those wimpy mini things for this Fat Girl!


Anonymous said...

Well I suppose Cooking Light is "sort-of" dietary!

Connie said...

It's got chocolate in it - of course it is healthy.

Anele said...

I've made those chocolate chews. They're AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Oh, a nice cold can of Coke does go well with just about anything.

Anonymous said...

You're the second one to post a Cooking Light recipe. That's great for me, since I'm on Weight Watchers!

Anonymous said...

Okay, just the name "double chocolate chews" got my mouth watering!

Anonymous said...

Yumm! The only thing better than chocolate is double chocolate! I am glad you found your knitting supplies. I was panicking along while reading your post. I totally understood.