I’m a chocolate lover. I know many of you are with me. To honor that love I really wanted to create a decadent properly chocolatey Christmas cookie. I sort of failed, I sort of succeeded: instead of a cookie I bring you Double Chocolate Turtle Brownies. I know they aren’t a cookie, but this is a true chocolate lovers delight.
I made several batches while developing this recipe, both in cookie form and brownie form , and cookies just do this ingredient combination a disservice. The cookies became too dry and crisp which was such a shame to do to all that chocolate especially because the brownie form of this desert is chewy and soft with that perfect crumbly top. (Ooohh and boy is it crumbly. I couldn’t get them to stay neat for photos for the life of me! ) Plus the ooey gooey caramel just worked better nestled in a nice thick brownie anyway. And pecans taste good in everything… so… we have to use our ingredients to achieve the best result possible right? Brownies it is everyone! Maybe you’ll get a cookie from me next year. So if you really have to have cookies… call this a bar cookie and make it anyway.
P.S. Use some of those cool red and green chocolate chips and this brownie looks super festive!Print