Triple Chocolate Cranberry Almond Crackles

we had around
our house
yesterday evening!

My poor baby
fell out of a chair
{arms flailing}
and busted his nose!

All while I was
at my Bunco gathering.
The hubby took cake of everything...
even the carpet cleaning!

He thinks it was a good thing I was out.
{That bad, eh?}
But, I can't help feeling guilty!
Every babe needs their mommy to kiss new boo-boos!

So, I declared today
Mason Day!
We are watching Toy Story, 1 and 2...
pizza for lunch, adventure walk this afternoon...

And, yummy homemade cookies
just for him!

Here is my
Turn Any Frown Upside Down
Triple Chocolate Cookies:
{adapted from Joy The Baker's recipe}
8 ounces Chocolate
3 tbsp. Butter
1 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp. Instant Coffee or Espresso
1 cup Flour
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Chopped Almonds
3/4 cup Dried Cranberries

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a double broiler, melt the chocolate {I used  2 ounces Milk Chocolate, 2 ounces Semi Sweet and 4 ounces 60% cocoa, but you can use any combination you like!} and butter until smooth. Set aside.
Mix sugar and eggs in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Slowly add melted chocolate, instant coffee, flour, baking powder and salt. Once the batter forms, throw in the rest of the ingredients - which are all completely optional, of course. Or, use your imagination to create your own ... replace cranberries with dried cherries * switch the almonds to walnuts * even try white raisins for a unique treat!
Dollop a tablespoon of batter on a greased cookie sheet, separating each by 2 inches because they will spread. Bake for 12 minutes, or until cracks form on the top of the cookies. Let cool for approx. 5 minutes before transferring to a rack.

These chunky cookies are
Chewy, Chocolaty
and packed with
crunchy, sweet goodness!

guarantee they will
turn the very most 
stressful of days around!!
Heck, they even cured a busted nose!


Kim McCallie said...

These cookies are gorgeous. I would love to sample the chocolate and cranberry combination. Thanks for sharing on A Well Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It looks so yummy! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)