This is a recipe based on a Martha Stewart recipe called “Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies”. They’re the devilish beginnings of this evil, evil cookie. Rest assured: if you make these, you WILL gain weight.
But alas…some times you just need to indulge in a heartrendingly decadent treat, and these cookies fit the bill. Or stretch it until it needs to go up a size.
So, the basic process is this: you make a batch of standard chocolate-chip cookie dough but without the chocolate or nuts (see recipe below). Then, you make a layered confection that makes some seriously amazing cookies.
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
1 4oz bittersweet chocolate bar, finely chopped
1/2 – 1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 – 1 cup Heath’s Toffee Chips
Tear off 4 sheets of wax paper. Lightly flour.
Divide the cookie dough into 4 equal parts, placing one part on each piece of wax paper.
Lightly flour top of dough, and top each with a sheet of wax paper.
Roll dough to about a 1/3 inch thick.
Place rolled dough on cookie sheet and place in freezer for at least 1 hour or more.
When ready to make the cookies, pull back wax paper from one side, lightly flour again, replace wax paper and turn over. Remove the wax paper that is now on top.
Cut out cookies with a 2″ cookie/biscuit cutter.
Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt flakes.
With the remaining dough, you can go one of two ways. You can roll it out and make more cookies, or you could be truly shameful and smash all of it together, then make layers again, and then repeat the process. My head is spinning just thinking of the 1) calories, and 2) taste. Let me know if you try it, because that might just make the most decadent and delicious cookie the world has ever known. I’ve never been brave enough to try.