So the pantry is getting a bit bare in terms of snacks, and Chris and I had a major chocolate craving. Luckily, we ALWAYS have the basics for baking: unsweetened coco powder, flour, sugar, milk, butter, baking powder, and eggs. These ingredients can make just about any sweet: cake, hot chocolate, brownies, pancakes, muffins, cupcakes, and cookies. So chocolate cookies it is! This recipe makes 16 decent sized cookies, and you can replace the walnuts with chocolate chips or leave them plain.
Forgive the alliteration, but I had to. I got the idea for these when I was watching Netflix “Mind of a Chef” where a pastry chef made a corn cookie. It just so happens Chris and I have like ten pounds of cornmeal, because I was having trouble finding it in stores and Chris found an internet deal. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but Chris HATES cornbread, grits, hoe cakes, and polenta. Basically everything I do with cornmeal, Chris just doesn’t dig the texture. And I’m not about to spend a bunch of time and energy making food that doesn’t get eaten. But finally, FINALLY I figured out a way to get Chris to eat cornmeal. This recipe is a simplified version of the Netflix one with an added bonus of cranberries!