My contribution to the dessert meetup swap was Bakerella's chocolate chip cookies. I was in the mood for something classic and relatively easy to bring, and this recipe seemed to fit the bill.
I used half of a bag of the Scharffen Berger baking chunks that I had recently won, and if I had stuck with just those, these cookies would've been great. However, two issues made these cookies a bit of a hot mess:
1- What the heck was I thinking when I spooned out the cookie dough? I definitely should've made them a little bit smaller and I still would've had the size I was looking for. These were just awkwardly huge haha.
2- Unfortunately the 2nd half of the chocolate chips came in the form of Trader Joe's baking discs/callets. Which would've been great if they had not been the UNSWEETENED kind. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. V. different from the lovely Scharffen Berger chocolate chunks, to say the least.
Both of these disasters aside, the cookie dough was really delicious and I would absolutely use the dough recipe again for any cookie recipe. Hopefully the next time I make these, I will be far far away from any unsweetened chocolate! My apologies to the ladies at the last dessert meetup for having to take home my weird-tasting cookies!