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Strategery: A Weekend of Deep Dark Chocolate Fudge Cookies

chocolatecookie1As Joe’s explained, he spent Saturday morning charming the (presumably argyle) socks off the denizens of Rose Park in Georgetown while I hit a birthday brunch in Dupont. Aside from the scintillating presence of a passionfruit, these events had one other thing in common: Deep Dark Chocolate Fudge Cookies. The batch for sale got studded with white chocolate and dispatched with Joe. The remainder got ground into a crust for a white chocolate birthday cheesecake. When I proudly pointed out how efficient I was being, using one cookie recipe to ground my weekend’s baking, Mr. T. looked at me like I was crazy and then went to bed. But I’m used to that, so it’s all good.

Anyway, to the cookies! These are a no joke winner. Ultimately chocolatey, they have a salty, smoky edge that’s very much au courant. And they’re miracles of texture. Like the Brawny paper towel man, they’re tough but tender… with a soft, compact crumb that is simply delicious. These would be excellent to send somewhere too, as they seem to stand up to all sorts of atmospheric abuse without losing their tasty equanimity.

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Sunday Blogger Bakesale Recap: Sweet Success!

Thanks to everyone–organizers, bloggers, and bakers (Not Derby Pie, Thrifty DC Cook, One Bite at a Time, Adventures in Shaw, Macheesmo, French Twist DC, Pete Bakes!, 1 Tsp Love, One Vanilla Bean), not to mention all the fantastic cookie fiends–who braved Sunday’s early chill to help raise $950.00 for Doctors Without Borders’ Haiti relief efforts. This is particularly kick-ass given that we were open for a mere two hours and faced with competition from some marauding Girl Scouts and THEIR cookies… you know, the ones made in factories in Indiana? Hmph. For those with practical concerns, all unsold baked goods were delivered to the N Street Village.

Below, please find an awesome video of the event, and some lovely pix fresh from the oven… er, camera. Thanks again, everyone!

 

Bake Sale For Haiti from Thomas Nguyen on Vimeo.

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BAKESALE! Be There: Dupont Farmer’s Market, Sunday, 9-11am

The lovely Rivka over at Not Derby Pie has rallied round some of D.C.’s food bloggers for a bake sale to benefit Haiti (via Doctors Without Borders, a very nice organization indeed). The Fruits will be contributing their ever so cool icebox cookies and peppermint brownies in addition to helping man the sale, so stop by! We will surely steer you right–though, really, how could you go wrong? See you Sunday morning at the Dupont Farmer’s Market! Or, more specifically, in front of Zorba’s Cafe, 1612 20th Street, N.W. 

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