Chewy Chocolate and Prune Drops. A recipe rewind, because some things are too good to miss!

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Recipe rewind, because in the beginning there is a blogger who has no readers. She still posts great food in hopes that the readers will come..........

Chewy Chocolate and Prune Drops
adapted from The Prune Gourmet
375-degree oven

see below for: a cooks wisdom

1 1/2 c prunes, diced
1 T water

1/2 c butter
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs

1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/4 t salt

1 1/2 c walnuts coarsely chopped
1 c chocolate chips

Dice prunes, combine with the water in a small bowl, set aside.

Cream butter and brown sugar, when combines add eggs one at a time beating well after each.

Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, and soda, whisk to combine. Add half to the butter and beat until smooth, add remaining, combining well.

Add prunes, mix until incorporated into the batter, then walnut and chocolate chips all at once, mixing only until worked into the dough.

Drop onto cookie sheets from a rounded spoon or a cookie scoop.

Bake 13 minutes, the surface will appear dry and there will be minor cracks. Do not over bake.

Let cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes, remove to a cooling rack.

Makes approximately 3 dozen.

a cooks wisdom:  add 1/2 t instant coffee crystals to the butter and sugar when creaming together.
To make a simple glaze for drizzling, combine: 1 c powdered sugar, 2 T cocoa pressed through a sieve. Stir in 1 T melted butter and 1 1/2 - 2 T hot water. Whisk until smooth, drip and drizzle over the tops of the cooled cookies. Cool until glaze sets.


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  1. these are just the ticket for our family,, we love cookies like this,, moist and cakey,, yum

  2. I can't believe there was ever a cookbook called The Prune Gourmet!

  3. Love the rewinds! I've heard a lot about Chicken Marabella but have been too much of a skeptic to try it!

  4. I know I will love this cookies, they look really good and I love prunes, they are really moist and great in bakes! I'm joining your recipe rewind soon! Have a lovely weekend, Melynda!

  5. Okay, but I refuse to call them prune drops. It sounds too much like the result of a bodily function

  6. I love prunes too, but I'm the only one in the family who does. I'm sure I could make these cookies though and no one would be the wiser. I think my family THINKS they don't like prunes. To be honest, I'm not sure if any of them has ever tried them! Recipe rewinds are great!

  7. Hi Melynda,
    I am so happy to see that you made it through the"Blogger Storm 2011" with your blog in tact. Your cookies look awesome! When I saw prunes in the recipe I knew they would be good. I just have to try them. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  8. Hi Melynda, Thank you for the link! Recipe Rewind is a great idea!
    I commented yesterday but did not see it here, probably disappeared when there was some problems at Google!
    Your prune cookies looks really good and I absolutely love prunes! I like them in baked goods, this cookies sounds great, I'm bookmarking this! The school holiday will be starting end of May, for a two week break, and this will be great! Thank you! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Melynda!

  9. The cookies look great and what a wonderful idea Recipe rewind is!


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