Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Colossal Mudslide Cookies

I was craving cookies. And instead of dinner, I made cookies. Huge cookies. Colossal Mudslide Cookies to be exact. I don't think I've ever heard of a mudslide cookie before so I had to give it a try.

Mudslide cookies get their name due to the "mud-like" consistency of the batter. You can almost pour it. Lets just say its not your average cookie batter. But the results were mouth watering.

3/4 Cup plus 2 tbsp Cake Flour
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Powdered Instant Coffee (I used Decaf)
1 tbsp Boiling Water
1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
7 oz Unsweetened Chocolate, Coarsely Chopped
6 oz Bittersweet Chocolate, Coarsely Chopped
8 tbsp (1 stick) Unsalted Butter 
7 Large Eggs
2-3/4 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
1-1/2 Cups Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

1. Lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350º degrees.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside. My favorite sous chef is demonstrating his expert skills. Combine the instant coffee and boiling water to make a paste. Blend in the vanilla extract.

3. Melt the unsweetened chocolate, chopped bittersweet chocolate, and the butter in a saucepan over low heat or in a bowl in the microwave in 15 to 20 second intervals. Gently Stir. 

4. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the eggs, sugar, and coffee paste mixture on high speed until light in texture and thick, 6-8 minutes. Add the chocolate mixture with the machine running on medium speed. On low speed, mix in the dry ingredients until just blended. Mix in the walnuts and chocolate chips until blended. Scrape down the bowl as needed during mixing to blend evenly.

5. Using a 1/4 cup measure as a scoop, fill it with dough, level it, and drop the dough onto a prepared cookie sheet, leaving 3-4 inches between the cookies.

6, In batches, bake the cookie until they are cracked on top but still slightly moist, rotating the pans as necessary to bake the cookies evenly, 14 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

Now take a bite and enjoy the chewy, chocolaty, deliciousness of these Colossal Mudslide Cookies. My love sure did. Happy baking!
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  1. ivan said... August 11, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    hi!! i made the Mudslide Cookies many months ago too! i love the book so much!

    but my cookies didn't turn out cracked all over the surface like the ones in the book =(

  2. Hannah said... August 11, 2010 at 1:04 AM

    I love that you made cookies instead of dinner! That is so fun! I have never heard of mudslide cookies either but now that you have introduced them to me, I don't think I can go through life without trying them LOL! Love the pictures of your little man, he is too cute! Hope you are having a great week!

  3. Mama Hen said... August 11, 2010 at 1:07 AM

    You are really making starting a diet very difficult my friend! :) These look amazing! I will have to try this recipe Lisa! Do you have an amazing recipe ready? Let me know if you have any questions! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  4. jose manuel said... August 11, 2010 at 3:03 AM

    Vaya galletas te has marcado, se ven muy ricas. saludos

  5. Indonesia-Eats said... August 11, 2010 at 5:28 AM

    How old is your sous chef now? He is cute!

  6. cooperl788 said... August 11, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    I love the picture of your sous chef - he's adorable! These cookies look really tasty!

  7. Pacheco Patty said... August 11, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Hey Lisa, sweet cookies, sweet sous chef, just all around sweetness, thanks for making me smile this morning!

  8. lifesabatch said... August 11, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    I will take cookies/chocolate over dinner any day!
    P.S. Your son is adorable!

  9. ~Lisa~ said... August 11, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Thank you! These cookies are so darn good. My kind of cookie because its all dark chocolate!

    @ Ivan, I love the CIA books and yea mine didn't have those cracks either? But you know what everyones turns out a bit different and they sure are tasty!

    @ Hannah, have fun camping mama!

    @ Jose gracias!

    @ Indonesia Eats, he's 2.5 and I love him so!

    @ Laura, thank mama. I liked your most recent post on first cars hehe. Lucky girl you!

    @ Patty thank you!

    @ Lifesabatch, right! who would turn down chocolate cookies hehe although we did go out to eat dinner haha. I had korean kimchi chigae at the local Lotte. So yummy.

  10. Monet said... August 11, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    What a perfect name for these cookies! I love the thought of a smooth chocolate batter piling up on my silpat mat. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron said... August 11, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    He's so adorable Lisa! I only heard of mudslide ice cream but not cookies. They look divine! Plus, chocolate is my ol' good friends :)

  12. roxan said... August 11, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Lol, the batter totally does look like mud! These look delicious lIsa. Your son is so cute! :)

  13. Ed (Weekend Food Projects) said... August 11, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Great recipe, great pictures and your son is adorable!

  14. I'm a full-time mummy said... August 12, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Greetings from Malaysia!

    Hopping over from Mama’s Little Nestwork and I'm glad I clicked on your link! I love it and am so going to follow you! (done!)

    FYI, I am on an epic (okay at least to me!) adventure into the world of baking soon (just bought 2 books and reading it now) and hopefully can learn some tips and recipes from you!

    I'm a Malaysian Chinese, also a SAHM for 1 yr+, my toddler is now 17 months old, very curious and mischievous and I love him to pieces!

    I love reading the part where you love challenging yourself to overcome baking and cooking fears.

    I'd like to be that too, currently I only cook for my boy (mostly steam fish, vege, oats, eggs, spaghetti, noodles) and other than the instant foods and fried eggs and stuff for the adults, not much knowledgeable in any other cooking (shame on me! )

    Sorry for the long comment here but I tend to get talkative when I'm excited hehehe..

  15. ~Lisa~ said... August 12, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Thanks peeps!

    @ I'm a full time mommy, go mama! Looking froward to sharing ideas! Thanks for stopping by and following. Your son is adorable!

  16. Magic of Spice said... August 12, 2010 at 11:36 PM

    Wow, those are amazingly yummy...How did I miss this? Now I will be dreaming of these :) Fantastic and love the photos, especially little guy with the chocolate face:)

  17. Federica said... August 13, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    bellissimo il tuo bimbo con il biscotto!!deve essere deliziosi!!baci!!!!

  18. Paula said... September 5, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    looks so delicious!