Chocolate Fudge Monkey Cookies

by Michelle on February 7, 2011

I made the the Chocolate Fudge Monkeys to send to my nieces for Valentine’s Day. I used a rather odd monkey cookie cutter but don’t you think it looks more like a letter from the Hebrew alphabet?

White Chocolate; A confection of cocoa butter and milk solids and sugar and vanilla with a pale yellow or ivory appearance. The melting point of cocoa butter is high enough to keep white chocolate solid at room temperature, yet low enough to allow white chocolate to melt in the mouth.

I drizzled the Monkeys with both white and dark chocolate and these are probably the most intense chocolate cookies I’ve ever tasted! White Chocolate is an odd bird. It doesn’t taste like chocolate and it’s not the easiest thing to work with. I’ve found that working with white chocolate is hit or miss depending greatly on the brand. So I usually buy plain Almond Bark and so far I’ve no problem with working with melted Almond Bark. It melts up very smoothly with no lumps and you can easily drizzle until your heart’s content.

In February my mold allergies always start acting up and I had a few sneezes while taking the photos. I thought they turned out funny but interesting and I thought you’d like to see them.

Aren’t these cookies a riot! You can’t tell where one ends and the other one begins!

Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Recipe adapted from “not a clue”

1 c flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
5 TBL butter
7 TBL cocoa
2/3 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
1/3 c ricotta cheese, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Combine flour, soda, and salt; set aside.
2. Melt butter in the microwave. Stir in cocoa powder and sugars.
3. To the butter mixture add yogurt and vanilla and mix.
4. Add flour mixture, stirring until moist.
5. Form into a disk shape, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
6. Roll out to about 1/4″ thick and cut cookies.
7. Lay cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Cool on pans for a few minutes. Remove cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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  • teresa February 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    they’re so cute, and look delicious!

  • Feast on the Cheap February 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Those aren’t monkeys, they’re gorillas! And hilarious. Thumbs up from me.

  • Mary Ann February 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Hi,
    Are you suppose to use ricotta cheese or yogurt? These sound delicious!!!

    • Michelle February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      My recipe had Ricotta Cheese. This recipe was in my handwritten recipe file and it’s probably close to at least 25 yrs old.

      I’m sure you could use yogurt or even cream cheese. I’ve interchanged sour cream, ricotta, yogurt, cream cheese and the recipes always has worked out well.

      Michelle

  • Sheila February 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    cute, michelle. it does resemble hebrew letters. you r so funny. i’m not wonky but my keys might be. more on my blog. if im not here much, it’s due to being computerless. will miss you. xoxoxoxo

  • 5 Star Foodie February 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    These cookies are adorable with the monkey shape!

  • deanna February 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Your cookies look YUMMY FOR SURE!!!!!
    May you have a delicious Valentine’s Day and fantastic month.
    d from homehaven

  • Renee (Kudos Kitchen) February 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Bless you and your sneezing pictures. Your cookies look very tasty!

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  • kat February 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    The sneeze pictures are pretty funny

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