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Chocolate Gobs

Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening

1 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped (16 cookies)

3 (1.75-oz.) Mounds bars, chilled and chopped

1 to 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

Preparation

Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in cookies, candy bars, and desired amount of chocolate morsels. Chill dough 30 minutes.

Drop dough by1/4 cupfuls 2” apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until barely set. Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

-- Oxmoor House, JUNE 2007

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