Secret Earth Shattering Cookies

by ilene on March 21, 2012 · 7 comments

in baking

One of the places I miss most about living in Cambridge, MA is my favorite bakery there.  Those of you who know me know which bakery I am talking about because I can and will go on and on to anyone who would listen about how good their treats were.  They also happen to serve the BEST homemade iced chai and I’m a sucker for good home brewed chai.   We were sad when we moved away last summer for many reasons, but one of things that I mourn most is their famous crinkle fudge cookies.   I can’t say the exact name of the cookies, but let me just say, they will ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!

My sister, who being my identical twin, not surprisingly pretty much loves everything that I do, also quickly became a fan of these cookies and any time she came to visit me in Boston or I came back home to LA, we would stock up on these cookies for her.  One time I caught her saving a package of these cookies for over 5 months!  I don’t know how they lasted that long, but she would just break off and eat little bits of it and let the chocolate melt in her mouth.  Luckily, she doesn’t have to do that anymore because we got the top secret recipe!!!  A good friend, who knew how much my sister adored the cookies, asked the chef for the recipe and the chef was kind enough to print it out for her!  I don’t think bakeries would typically do this for you, my friend is quite pretty and charming, so we feel really special to be entrusted with the secret recipe.  We were absolutely GIDDY with excitement when the sweet and thoughtful friend gifted it to us!! This friend wins the Friend of the Year award!!!  One afternoon my sis and I decided to try out the secret recipe.  We were a little skeptical that they would turn out as good as the real ones, we weren’t sure if we’d be able to replicate it.

Surprisingly, the results were just like the real thing!!!!  Soft, chewy, dark chocolate crinkle cookies:

Sorry, this is almost cruel of me to post pictures but no recipe. I don’t feel like I can in good conscious give it out. Hope you forgive me for this tease!

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1 april March 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

oh, that is super-cruel indeed! : ) when reading your post i was already anticipating being able to try my hand to make these wonderfully delcious morsels!

2 Diana March 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

Yes cruel indeed! What’s the name of the bakery so I can visit and get some of the cookies???!!

3 ilene March 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Diana- have you been to Sofra in Cambridge?! they have the best pastries and food! and coffee and just about everything! its mediterranean, by the same owners as Oleana.

4 Diana March 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

I was just there on Saturday!!! I saw these cookies but didn’t know they were this delicious!
I will be sure to try them next time. I love their muhammarra tapanade!

5 Jen March 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

…as close as I’ve come to unsubscribing. LOL. Actually, wondering if they can be ordered and shipped?

6 Joy March 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

Haha, just about as cruel as when I posted the Feng secret Peking duck recipe? Wanna trade? 😉

7 Sue July 20, 2014 at 6:53 am

I make these cookies all the time. They are chocolate crinkle cookies and recipe can be found in Betty Crocker Cook Book. They may be a little different, I don’t know, but they look the same and are soft and gooey. I and walnuts to mine. Yummmm

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