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Old 11-19-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Double Chocolate Pecan Crunchy Cake Cookies

I'm teaching a bread baking class for 10 women on Dec 5th, and I'll be introducing them to cake cookies while we wait for dough to rise. I did this with my last class, and it was a big hit for the 4 ladies and filled in the time nicely. Since this will be all women, I wanted a way to win them over, so what better way than with CHOCOLATE? If chocolate is good, then DOUBLE CHOCOLATE must be better. But I also wanted a little extra texture, so I added Honey Bunches of Oat with caramel. When DW tasted the first ones out of the oven, I got a kiss...I think that means they are a winner. This was a test batch to make sure they would be OK to make for the class. Here's the finished product and the recipe to follow.





Double Chocolate Pecan Crunchy Cake Cookies
From the kitchen of Joe Valencic

INGREDIENTS:

1 ea. 18.5 oz package Betty Crocker Super Moist Devil’s Food cake mix
˝ Cup vegetable oil
2 Eggs – well beaten
2 T Warm water
˝ Cup Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Caramel
˝ Cup Chocolate Chips
˝ Cup chopped pecans


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Put the Honey Bunches of Oats in a plastic bag, and pound lightly to break chunks into smaller pieces. Combine cake mix, water, eggs water and oil until smooth. Blend in remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Batter will be a little stiff, but don't be concerned with that.

Drop a slightly rounded teaspoonful of batter 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until slightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 2 minutes, then immediately remove from the pan to a cooling rack (otherwise they will stick to the pan).

Makes about 4 dozen cookies using teaspoon, or 3 dozen using a tablespoon.

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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You are evil! Will you just get out of the kitchen!!!
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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I agree with your wife!!! But of course mine is on the cheek!!

Thank you.....keep experimenting, we want MORE!!!
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:51 PM   #4
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It's just going to get more evil, as we are getting into my slow time of the year. Most people don't want contractors in their home during the holidays, and don't schedule renovations during this time. Also, I dropped my truck off tonight at the shop for brakes, so I'll be in the house all day tomorrow. Hmmmmmm...what to bake, what to bake. I'm sure I'll come up with something for tomorow.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:45 PM   #5
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Joe some woman trained you well. I don't know if it was your sainted mother, sister or wife but you have learned one of the secrets of women everywhere. Hmm, or could your father have passed on this secret? "There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend who has CHOCOLATE." Anonymous
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Joe some woman trained you well. I don't know if it was your sainted mother, sister or wife but you have learned one of the secrets of women everywhere. Hmm, or could your father have passed on this secret? "There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend who has CHOCOLATE." Anonymous
I learned the chocolate trick from DW. She's been a choc-o-holic since I met her 40 years ago. Chocolate trips at all hours of the day and night during three pregnancies reinforced this. She has also trained me well in many other areas as well.

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oh.. I should like a few to dip in to my coffee this morning.

Yummmers!
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Boy oh boy, I can't wait to make these. You are a genius. Thank you.
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These sound great. Thanks for sharing.
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