Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar Cookies

Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar Cookies

StreuselHave you tried these Olive Oil and Vinegar shops that have started popping up everywhere?  I love them.  Over the last year I have bought Pineapple White Vinegar, Jalapeno White Vinegar, Chipotle Olive Oil, Sorrento Orange Olive Oil, Peach White Vinegar and drum roll please…

 

Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar!

 

I grilled peaches recently and drizzled this vinegar over them during the last half of the grilling time- YUMM!

 

This particular vinegar came from a shop called The Olive Tap.  It’s located in Manitou Springs.  You may have heard of it.  It is near a horrible burn scar from last year’s forest fires so now this year it has been plagued by flash flooding that has wreaked havoc on this beautiful little mountain town.  Unfortunately now, one of my other favorite little mountain towns is tragically damaged from more recent flooding – thinking of you Estes Park.  I hope to be able to frequent these places again and help rebuild their economy with my love for shopping in them!  In this particular shop they had a recipe for these cookies.

 

Dark Chocolate Vinegar Cookies

adapted from The Olive Tap Recipe

makes about 16 rich and dark cookies

 

1 c. all purpose flour

1/4 t. baking soda

1/8 t. salt

1/4 c. unsalted butter, melted

1/2 c. Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa

3/4 c. sugar

1/4 c. dark chocolate balsamic vinegar

1 duck egg (or 1 chicken egg + 1 chicken yolk)

1/2 t. vanilla

 

Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl and set aside.  Combine the melted butter and cocoa in the bowl of a stand mixer (or this recipe is easily mixed by hand).  Mix, add the sugar, and mix again.  Slowly pour in the vinegar while mixing and then the egg and vanilla and mix some more.  Once that is a nice smooth chocolatey mixture, add in the flour and mix just until combined.

Yummy Cookie dough

Scoop about 2 T. onto a cookie sheet spaced about 2 inches apart.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or just until done.  Cool on a cooling rack and store for several days.  These cookies have a brownie like texture.  Easy to sink your teeth into!  They have a rich chocolate flavor and a hint of tartness at the end of each bite from the vinegar.  My daughter devoured them.

Dark, Soft, Rich

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