Most everyone loves chocolate, and this week’s Tasty Tuesday brings you a triple-chocolate treat from contemporary romance author Lucinda Race. Enjoy!
Romeo… where are my Romeos?
It’s a pleasure to share with you one of my favorite recipes, Triple Chocolate Romeos. I‘ve written a seven-book series based on the McKenna family who live and love in a small town in Western Massachusetts.
Cooking has always been central in life with my daughters. When my youngest daughter was in middle school she dreamed of becoming a baker. Often, I would come home from work and the kitchen counters would be smeared with egg shells, melted chocolate and so many other ingredients. This final recipe is the product of her earlier attempts and the inspiration for Kate McKenna Donovan who is featured in Ready to Soar, book five in The Loudon Series.
Lucas saw the troubled look flit over Kate’s face. “Hey, I’m sorry, I guess I shouldn’t have brought it up. For what it’s worth, I think Cari liked taking control of the kitchen. She made these triple chocolate cookies that were to die for, I think she called them Romeos. Have you ever had one?”
Kate laughed. “Not only have I had them, but I’ll confess I made them up when I was about eleven. Mom had to tweak the recipe a bit to make them actually taste good, but the basic idea was mine.”
“Cari made them on two different days and they sold out before lunch. I had to save one from the second batch just so I would get a sample. Sounds like you’ve always had a knack for being in the kitchen.”
Triple Chocolate Romeos
2 sticks butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda and salt- each
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons half and half or light cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate- melted
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 ¼ cups flour
1 cup white chocolate chips
Cream, butter, sugars baking soda and salt for 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and half and half and vanilla. Then combine melted chocolate, cocoa and baking powder. Add flour and white chocolate chips. Dough will be soft. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Cool and enjoy.
I hope you enjoy the cookies. They freeze great and if you can wait, let them come to room temperature and enjoy.
For more on the Loudon Series visit my website at www.lucindarace.com.
Until next time,
I wish you happiness.
This recipe will be added to my cookie recipes. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing this cookie recipe, Lucinda! Do you guys have a favorite cookie?
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