Cookie time! Do you watch The Walking Dead? If you do and you're all caught up with the most recent episodes, then you might be familiar with Carol's cookies (warning: the recipe link does have a few spoilers.) AMC shared the recipe on their site and Mr. Wing-It tactfully suggested that I should make them. Tactfully, urgently, same thing. Don't worry, there will be no major spoilers here if you live somewhere where the most recent season hasn't aired yet, and soon enough you too will know the meaning behind "Carol's cookies". If you don't watch the show then I'm afraid a lot of this post won't make too much sense to you, but hey cookies!
I made some changes to the recipe because, as I've mentioned before, I prefer a puffy cookie over a chewy cookie, so I skipped the baking soda and used all baking powder instead. Instead of shortening I used coconut oil, but I also made a small test batch with vegetable oil which worked out perfectly. I quadrupled the vanilla because you only live once - kind of. Most importantly, I threw in some pecans!
These are supposed to be zombie-apocalypse friendly cookies because they're not made with eggs or butter or any other ingredient that would be difficult, or maybe impossible to find in a Dystopian environment, and they're made with regular pantry items. Pfft! All my cookies are zombie-apocalypse friendly! As long as I have electricity. And as long as the baking powder hasn't expired and lost its power.
Hopefully I haven't offended Carol with all these changes. Let's hope she doesn't torch my kitchen. With me in it.
Zombie Apocalypse Chocolate Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 32 Mini Cookies
Ingredients:2oz (60g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate bar, chopped
1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil
3 to 4 tbsp applesauce
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans
What To Do:
The funny thing is that I bit myself while I was eating one of these. I gave the fleshy bit inside of my bottom lip a nice big *chomp*. That sort of makes me a walker! But I'm alive. Then it makes me a cannibal? But I didn't enjoy the taste. Then that makes me a big great clumsy dum-dum? Yes. That's it.
Let's see what a random walker thinks about these cookies.
Random walker approves! Thanks for the recipe, Carol. Please don't kill me.
(The photo of the walker belongs to AMC. I do not own the rights to it and I did not take a photo of a cookie-hungry walker in my back yard.)