Hello there! Happy Friday! Sorry I've been MIA this week... Between Braxton Hicks, swelling, party planning, work, car stuff, and just general business it's been a bit of a crazy week. But, I have cookies for you... Not just any cookies, dark chocolate CAKE cookies.
A few weeks ago, I was at a cook out and I totally cheated on my diet. My friend had made these huge gooey cake batter cookies with peanut butter chocolate chips. I knew they weren't gluten free. I knew I had already eaten a hot dog, tons of salsa, and pasta salad. I knew they weren't a mid-wife approved snack. Instead, I ate three.
Afterwards, I just couldn't get these cookies out of my head... they haunted my dreams, my late night cravings, I almost spent $8 bucks on a GF cake mix just to see if that would work. So I set about replicating them and with the help of my brilliant mother, finally succeeded. After a few attempts that produced delicious chocolate cookies but not fluffy cake-like cookies, she suggested using applesauce and baking soda in place of eggs to make the cookies light and fluffy. Genius! These had the perfect cake-y texture. Every bite was chocolate-y and light. Plus, they are made from scratch instead of a mix so no high fructose corn devil in these babies.
I used bittersweet chocolate chips with this batch, but feel free to get creative with your chocolate chips. Peanut butter, white chocolate, Andes mints... Things could get a little crazy but be sure to give it your own touch.