Sebastien is a bit of a dark horse through much of the Wolf Legacy series. He has interesting tics and traits that speak to a shadowed past…and he’s not very willing to share those intimate details with the general public. I tried to interview him earlier to give my loyal readers insight into into his past, but all Sebastien provided was this recipe for his favorite cookies.
The final product is melty and caky, halfway between a brownie and a cake doughnut. And, I have to admit, after I scarfed down several, I forgot to keep bugging my favorite psychology professor for more information about his past. I hope they fill in the gap for you as well!
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla
- 1/4 cup or so of powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt together in a food processor by whirring briefly. Add the butter and chocolate chips and process a little longer until the solid ingredients have been broken up into small pieces. Add the egg and vanilla and process again until well mixed.
Now you’re ready to form your cookie balls. In the summer, you may need to put the dough in the fridge for half an hour or so first. But I’ve found that in a cool winter kitchen you can dive right into this step.
First, pour some powdered sugar out onto a plate or into a wide bowl. Break off a small amount of dough — you’ll be making twenty of these, so estimate accordingly — and roll it into a ball. Dredge the ball in powdered sugar, then roll it around between both hands until it’s a well-shaped sphere. Lay the cookie on an ungreased cookie sheet and repeat until you’ve made all twenty balls.
Place the sheet in the middle of a preheated oven and bake for about 8 minutes until the balls have poofed and cracked but are still soft in the middle. (A knife would not come out clean.) Then remove them from the oven and let cool for fifteen minutes. Enjoy!
Sebastien likes to snack on these melty balls of chocolate goodness while analyzing data in his lab. Even if you don’t have data to analyze, I’ll bet they’ll hit the spot!