I know we’re all up to our eyebrows in Holiday dressings and pumpkin bars right now…but this cookie recipe is worth stashing in your ‘must try’ folder for 2014. It’s Awesome.
Originally perfected by a young wonderfully talented British baker named Izy, creator of ‘Topped With Cinnamon‘, they are chewy and gooey and overall like a few bites of heaven. Have a napkin ready to wipe the drool when you check out her video recipe for Izy’s ‘Salted Caramel + Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookie’ recipe. It’s Awesome too!
Of course, Izy’s version is just perfection. But then it wouldn’t be natural if I didn’t tinker with the ingredients a bit. Izy’s recipe is not Vegan. And I wanted to try something without the Nutella that had more of a Mocha/ Caramel background. So, like thousands of non-dairy eaters out there, I dropped the eggs and added 2 Tbs. of flax mixed with water. I used molasses, Vegan butter and ground coffee instead of the cocoa and used a caramel sunflower seed butter cup from SunCups.com for the filling in place of Nutella and the Cadbury candy. I also topped mine with some whole pecans that I pressed into the top of my gigantic cookie while it was still about half cooked.
Definitely don’t change the coarse sea salt sprinkled on top though.
The ‘Lava’ name came from my impatience in letting this big cookie cool some after baking and once I pulled it some – hot gooey caramel filling came pouring out of a crack in the top like a volcano. I’m pretty sure if I had let it come to room temperature first, the filling would have stayed inside and firmed up. But the taste wasn’t effected by the eruption, just the messy fingers breaking it into pieces. I made 5″ wide cookies in my crock pot per Kathy Hester’s wisdom. Each one takes about 20 minutes in a small crock.
Puro Fairtrade Coffee comes from a company Miko. They are based in Belgium and are one of the oldest coffee roasters in the world. Their passion for crafting coffee dates back to 1801. All coffee from Puro is Fairtrade, but uniquely, Puro works in partnership with a rainforest charity called World Land Trust and money from each bag of Puro coffee is used to buy and protect areas of rainforest in coffee producing countries. Puro has protected more than 3000 hectares of rainforest rich in biodiversity through the creation of 3 Puro Coffee Rainforest Reserves in Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.
Despite being available in more than 40 countries, Puro is yet to reach the USA coffee market and they are in the process of appointing a distributor.
In the meanwhile however, one of my lucky readers can get their hands on a giftpack containing the following:
1 x Puro Bio-Organic 250g: Medium roast combining soft notes of sweet chocolate with tangy citrus.
1 x Puro Noble 250g: Rich and lively medium roast, with hints of fruit and hazelnut.
1 x Puro Fuerte 250g: Fragrant roast with a touch of spice and a full body
1 x Puro Fairtrade Hot Chocolate Sachet
9 x Puro Fairtrade Brown Sugar Sticks
1 x Puro Cup and Saucer
The contest will run through December 10th and is open to worldwide readers over 18 years old.
You can enter to win HERE
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