Evil Cookies

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.

Cookie Dough:
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps baking soda
3 tsps salt (original recipe calls for 2 tsps, I added an extra)
4 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs
Combine flour, soda & salt in a bowl and set aside.
Beat butter and both sugars in a large bowl until creamy.
Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
Gradually stir in flour mixture until just combined.  (DON’T OVERMIX THE COOKIE DOUGH…it makes them tough!)
Now for the yum part:
1 cup chopped pecans
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
one egg
Sea Salt

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.

Cover with chopped pecans, then milk chocolate morsels.

Cover with another slab of cookie dough.

On second slab of cookie dough, cover with chopped bittersweet chocolate.

Cover with third layer of cookie dough.  On top of that layer add 1/2 to 1 cup of cranberries and 1/2 to 1 cup of toffee bits.

Top with final layer of cookie dough.

Sprinkle top layer of cookie dough with flour and replace with piece of wax paper. Lightly roll cookie dough.

With pastry cutter cut in half.  Wrap up second half and return to fridge or freezer.

With first half, lightly roll out until about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut out cookies with a 2″ cookie/biscuit cutter.

Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Make an egg wash by beating one egg.  Brush on each cookie.

Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt flakes.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 minutes, turning pan after 6 minutes.  Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

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.

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One thought on “Evil Cookies

  1. we love you for posting this receipe…we’re on it!
    xx ~ http://www.tresorsdeluxe.wordpress.com 🙂

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