Chocolate Day

I must admit that I am rather surprised at myself.  I only got two chocolate goodies done today.  Oh well, there is always tomorrow.

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CHOCOLATE WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup Penzey’s dutch-process cocoa
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1/2  pckg white chocolate chips

Cream together sugars and butter.  Whisk together dry ingredients.  Add milk and dry ingredients alternately then vanilla.  Stir in chips.  Bake at 350 for 12 or so minutes on parchment lined cookie sheet.  Let cook on rack and enjoy this very chewy cookie.  I did.

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My Honey asked if I would come up with a triple chocolate cheesecake.  I guess they have one at the DFAC that is good.  So here is my version.  Hope he likes it when he gets home.  Girlie and I did.

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Triple Chocolate Chessecake

Crust

1 pckg chocolate graham crackers

1 stick melted butter

1/4 cup sugar

Grind crackers to crumbs in food processor.  Add sugar and butter and mix until combined.  Press crumbs in bottom of a 9 inch springform pan and  bring up sides and inch or so.  Bake for 10 min at 350 and cool before adding filling.

Filling

3 8 oz bricks of softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tsp instant coffee crystals
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
3 large eggs
1 cup  heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cream sugar and cream cheese together. Then add coffee crystals and melted chocolate.  Add eggs one at a time until completely combined.  Add cream and vanilla.  Pour into crust and bake at 350 for 60 min or until knife placed in center pulls out clean.  Cool and then cover with ganache.

Ganache

1/2 cup heavy cream

8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 t instant coffee crystals

Place in top of double boiler over hot water and stir until melted and combined.  Let cool and then pour over filling.  Cool.  Remove springform and enjoy.

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I will probably tweek on this a bit more before my Honey get home.  Guess I’d better hurry only 2 1/2 months left.  Is this close, Honey??

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