12 Days of Cookies – Fudge

I know that fudge isn’t a cookie, but, it is a holiday treat, so I’m counting it towards my 12 Days of Cookies (plus I’m starting to panic about getting 12 cookies made by the end of the year).

I’ve never made fudge before and let me tell you, this was literally the easiest recipe ever. A well trained monkey could make this stuff. Heck, even a barely trained monkey could make this. I used the defrost setting on my microwave because I always do when melting chocolate in it. I also stirred it after each minute. I read the reviews on Allrecipes and decided to use some milk and some semi-sweet chips. Use the best chocolate you can find for this. I used Ghirardelli chips. The flavor turned out very good. Hubby doesn’t like nuts in his fudge, so I opted for just plain chocolate fudge.

Fudge – from Allrecipes.com – makes about 36 pieces
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips – I used 2 cups milk chocolate and 1 cup semisweet
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) – I omitted

Place chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter or margarine in large microwaveable bowl. Zap in microwave on medium until chips are melted, about 3-5 minute, stirring once or twice during cooking. Stir in nuts, if desired.

Pour into well-greased 8×8-inch glass baking dish. Refrigerate until set.

My 12 Days of Cookies:
Day 1: Lumberjacks
Day 2: Peppermint Sandies
Day 3: The great Sugar Cookie Debate

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4 Responses to “New favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe”

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    Martha — September 29, 2007 at 1:44 am

    I’ll have to try these. I’ve always been a fan of the Nestle Tollhouse recipe, though I substitute Ghiarardelli double chocolate chips (I think they’re now called 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips) for the Nestle’s. I highly recommend them!

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    Bronwyn — July 11, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Hi,
    I found your post on the Chocolate Chip Cookie Debate, pt. 1. My roommate uses vanilla pudding in her cookies, and they do have this wonderful extra flavor, creamy, almost eggy… I can’t quite describe it, but I love it!

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    Haley — December 21, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    So I was sitting here, trying to figure out how in the world you got your cookies to look so cakey and awesome. Mine turned out really flat and crispy. Surely the butterscotch pudding mix I used doesn’t make THAT big of difference from the vanilla…

    That’s when I realized. I only put 1 1/4 cups of flour in. Wow. Maybe I should pay attention to what I’m doing haha! Aside from my idiocy, this recipe was so simple, and I think the butterscotch is a good choice (even if I can’t taste them in full glory). I will make these again!

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    Jen — December 22, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    That’s funny Haley. Good luck if you make them again.

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