Come to the dark side, we have cookies!
As part of the Vancouver International Film Festival we watched a documentary about the life cycles in a very remote village in northwest Greenland. In Niaqornat, the Village at the End of the World, the population is only 59 predominantly Inuit people. It was fascinating to see and hear the stories of people whose traditions have been jeopardized by climate change and financial hardship and who despite all that have the spirit to keep going.
During the permanent darkness of winter, the rhythm of life in the village became slower and affected people’s moods. It was a dark period! Watching TV did not seem to alleviate depression, but perhaps tons of chocolate would be a good medicine?
This week our Tuesdays with Dorie baking group is making cookies. The Double Chocolate Cookies by contributing baker Rick Katz might offer a temporary solution for those of you who are having trouble living in darkness during the long winter months. The recipe uses 16 oz of chocolate and makes twelve cookies! Since there was only a small amount of flour in the recipe, I subbed it for hazelnut flour. So the cookies became gluten free and had those lovely mocha chocolate Nutella flavors. Chocoholics Anonymous Unite!
The description that this is half cookie, half brownie sums it up great. The recipe could be found in Baking with Julia.