This year, we have seen many exemplary performances in the Leading Cookie role. Our nominees have ranged from the exquisitely buttery, to the puck-puckery citrusy, to the sinfully chocolatey. Indeed, it has been a year of winners, with one standing alone in greatness. In the category of leading cookie, the Oscar goes to.... Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie, Nigella Lawson, producer.
So I made these cookies for my annual Oscar bash. Last year, I made curry, and cookies for dessert, so I thought I'd continue the tradition this year. Of course, it had to be Nigella's Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry, always a crowd favorite, and for dessert, her chocolate cookies from Nigella Express, with a cartonful of milk as the post-dinner tipple. These cookies are RICH. Don't count on falling asleep fast -- they're the sweet treat equivalent of Red Bull. But they are delicious and deserving of this year's honor of Best Cookie.
Click here for the original recipe from Big Fat Cookies, from where Nigella got the inspiration for these chocolate beauties.