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    Chocolate Sparkle Cookies

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    9 hrs

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    Grace Lynn's Note:

    This recipe is from the executive pastry chef, Thomas Haas, of the Senses Bakery in Vancouver. The Vancouver Sun proclaimed it "the best cookie in the world." I just baked it this morning and had it with my morning's like heaven...tastes like a baked truffle! Cooking time is chilling time.

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    1. 1
      Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler set over, but not touching, simmering water.
    2. 2
      Remove from the heat.
    3. 3
      Cut the butter into a few pieces and mix into the chocolate until melted.
    4. 4
      Beat the eggs with an electric mixer, gradually adding the sugar until ribbons form (about 4 minutes on medium-high).
    5. 5
      Fold in the chocolate-butter mixture.
    6. 6
      Gently add the ground almonds.
    7. 7
      Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    8. 8
      Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
    9. 9
      Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    10. 10
      Use a cookie scoop to form the dough into 1-inch balls.
    11. 11
      Roll the balls in granulated sugar, place on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart and immediately place in the oven.
    12. 12
      Bake until the center of the cookies is no longer wet, 9 to 12 minutes.
    13. 13
      When slightly cool, lightly dust the cookies with powdered sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 28, 2008


      I found another recipe for Chocolate Sparkle cookies from Thomas Haas which called for 1 T honey to be added at the same time as the 1/3 c. sugar. It also called for 2 t. cocoa powder and a pinch of salt to be added to the ground almonds. All other ingredients and measurements are the same. It did state that 325F was for a convection oven; bake at 375F if using a conventional oven.

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    • on November 18, 2007


      I made these and the other one that the other reviewer liked better. I prefer this recipe because of the sugar on the outside. I made some with white sparkling sugar sprinkles and some with just granulated sugar. The sugar gives them a unique texture that I think makes this cookie different from other chocolate cookies. Be sure to break any lumps in the almond meal before folding it into the chocolate. Freezes well.

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    • on December 08, 2004


      nice texture on the inside, but did not like the sugar on the outside, next time i will try without i would have preferred a crisper outside, but the flavour was very good, will make again

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Sparkle Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (508 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 62.7
    Calories from Fat 49
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 14.2 mg
    Sodium 12.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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