Saturday, 10 November 2012

Gorilla Fudge Cookies
Gorilla Cookies

Who doesn't love chocolate?
I think it's the most beloved flavour world wide! Chocolate brings a smile to everyone's face big or small. These huge "Gorilla" cookies will definately bring alot of oohs and aahs from everyone. These cookies were developed from me trying to clean out my pantry and so I incorporated lots of bits and bites along with the kids favourite chocolate hazelnut spread. Decadent and Sinful these cookies are not for the faint of heart.
The canola oil allows this cookie to spread beautifully.
Using an ice cream scoop gives me perfect cookies each time!
 This recipe is developed for the Food Bloggers of Canada ( 

1/2 cup canola oil

1 cup each white and brown sugar (not packed)

2 lg. eggs

1 13 oz. jar of chocolate-hazelnut spread

1oz 90% cocoa chocolate, melted and cooled slightly

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2cup wheat flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp each baking powder and baking soda

pinch of salt

1/2 cup each chocolate chips, miniature marshmallows, chopped nuts and raisins (any other bits you may want to add)
In a large bowl whisk oil, sugars, vanilla and eggs together.  Using a spatula, scoop out hazelnut spread and stir into egg mixture along with the melted chocolate until completely blended. 

Using a wooden spoon stir in all dry ingredients.  Blend until almost no white shows then toss in nuts, chips, raisins and marshmallows and continue mixing until all incorporated.  Mixture should be firm.

Scoop out large dollops using a 4tbsp size ice cream scoop for even cookies, sliding the scoop firmly against the inside of the mixing bowl to get an even amount. Place on a silpat/parchment paper or sprayed cookie sheet 2"-3" apart for even spreading, 12- 15 cookies per sheet. Press down on the cookie slightly.  The oil allows the cookie to spread nicely into colossal sizes.

Bake in a preheated 350F for 12-16min.  The shorter time allows for a fudgy soft cookie and the longer baking time is a crisper cookie when cooled

Makes approx. 24 large cookies

*For smaller cookies use a 1 tbsp size ice cream scoop and bake 8 min.  Cookies will be soft when removed from oven and will harden as they cool.  Makes approx. 5-6 dozen bite size cookies*

Enjoy with love!

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