I saved these to my cookbook awhile back, thinking these would be great for a snack and decided to make them. They are delicious! I love nuts, so I did use them and they couldn't have been better. Next time I may double the batch so I can share with the neighbors and family. These will be made again and again and the recipe with be shared!
First let me say that these take awhile to make, but on a rainy day it was lots of fun for me and my DD to make these little gems, and they are "Gems"! My kids loved them and went back for seconds as soon as they got done with the first one. My DD declares these friend worthy, so if they are good enough for her friends you know they are good! Not overly sweet, moist and a delicious combination of two of the things I love most Chocolate Chip cookies and cupcakes!
Despite finding the chef's name (or cookbook?) rather offensive and lewd, I decided to give this recipe a chance. My son's preschool class was celebrating February birthdays today, so I decided to bring these in for the 4 yr olds to enjoy. First let me say that these are very time consuming to prepare! This is not a quick, throw together recipe and took probably about 20 minutes longer than described to prepare. Secondly, I omitted the nuts that you like so much, Linda, due to food allergies. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a T. I sampled one prior to classtime and was unimpressed by the doughy texture and the excessive sweetness. After asking the opinion of the preschoolers, one told me the cupcakes were "dwy." Another told me they were "icky." Linda, thank you so much for sharing your recipe, but I'd save your time if you aren't fond of sickeningly sweet foods. Please consider giving them a less offensive description.
My kids love anything with chocolate and love chocolate chip cookies, so these cupcakes sounded really good to try. They were gobbled up in no time, and my youngest one asked me to make another batch for school lunches. Now that's a compliment!