How to make perfectly chewy chocolate cookies, even during the apocalypse! Make Carol's Cookies for Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead!
Carol's chocolate cookies are notoriously famous on The Walking Dead TV show. They are so easy to make and utterly delicious!
Today both Dionne and myself are sharing Carol's Cookies from The Walking Dead! You can find the recipe for Carol's Cookies on AMC's Website, or Nerdist!
The only thing I changed was I swapped butter for the shortening. I usually keep shortening on hand but had run out. Apparently I need to make a better pantry list for the zombie apocalypse.
I baked them at 350 degrees F, but I cooked them for less time than Carol's because I wanted a really chewy cookie. They turned out amazing as you can see. I've made two batches now and they both turned out perfectly each time.
For one batch I used about a tablespoon of cookie dough for each one. The result was a seriously massive cookie. So the next batch I used about a teaspoon's worth of cookie dough for each cookie. They were perfection!
I scarfed about half a dozen while taking photos for the blog. I was pondering how much I adore Carol on the show. Not only does she kicks some serious ass, but she knows applesauce works great in baking.
I think that's what I love about Carol, she's so diverse and makes the best of her circumstances. When I think of Carol I think the immortal words of Axel "you're quite a lady". She is. Quite a lady.
She's grown and changed, but it's her twisted sense of humour that keeps me hooked. Things like calling Daryl "Pookie", or the scene where she asks Daryl if he wants to "screw around".
I think my two favourites scenes with Carol and Daryl were the time she threatens to hose him down if he doesn't shower. And the time they are climbing down from the lookout and Daryl says he'll go down first and Carol replies "even better". Not going to lie, I may have spit out my drink.
Her developing relationship with Sam has been interesting to watch. When she leans in to tell him how the monsters will eat him all up, all while he's still alive, that was creepy as hell.
Then when he tries to bond with her over the cookies is so interesting. You get the sense she misses Sophia, Lizzie and Mika but she doesn't want to put herself out there again. My hope is her and Sam bond over more cookies.
Be sure to pop by yesterday's How to Throw a Killer Walking Dead Party! Every day this week both Dionne, and myself will be sharing original recipes inspired by The Walking Dead on our blogs.
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- Carol’s Cookies
- Walker Blood Sangria
- Cinnamon Pecans
- Bloody Guts Dip
- Toilet Water Drink
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- ¼ cup applesauce
- ¼ large chocolate bar you could substitute chocolate chips, ½ to 1 cup
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ cup shortening you could substitute butter, I did
- 1 cup flour
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract you could double it, or substitute almond extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. I have a funny feeling there will still be a ton of parchment paper when the apocalypse happens. It's as underused as Rick's razor.
- Combine the applesauce, shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, mix until all the shortening is blended well.
- Now add the baking powder, baking soda, flour, salt and vanilla, and mix until everything is combined perfectly.
- Now allow the batter to stand for about 3 to 5 minutes on the counter. No need to cover, it's not going to be out long enough.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, or in the microwave. I always prefer the double boiler method and use it more often than not.
- Once the chocolate is completed melted and smooth you can add it to the cookie batter. Mix thoroughly.
- Drop spoonfuls on the cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart because this cookie dough spreads quite a bit. You can make large cookies by using a large tablespoon full of cookie batter at a time. Or you can make smaller cookies by using a teaspoon full of cookie batter at a time. Repeat until cookie sheets are full.
- Place first cookie sheet in the preheated oven for about 11 to 13 minutes if making large cookies or 8 to 11 minutes if making small cookies.
- Remove cookies from the oven carefully and allow to cool. If you can resist the smell of warm cookies wafting through your house. I never can.
- Repeat with second cookie sheet.
- Serve with a big old "and you'll get cookies....lots of cookies" smile!
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Ok, so, I've never seen the show...but if I can eat these while watching, sign me up!!!
You totally have to try watching it. Sans munchkins though, it's not kid-friendly. My kids are their 20's so they watch it. But I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under about 16 to 18, pretty violent.
Congratulations on the new wee one. I saw photos on FB, you sure look amazing girl. I never looked that beautiful after having kids. You amaze me. Can't wait to see more photos. He's one handsome little man.
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
Would you believe I've never seen the Walking Dead? I had to enter your giveaway though because I need to jump on this bandwagon. I hear great things!
You must start watching. It's delightful and horrifying all at the same time.
Daryl of course!
High fives for Daryl.
this has been on my MUST WATCH list for past few months now but haven't actually gotten round to getting it on dvd yet so this would be PERFECT! everybody I know raves about it
You will love it Laura. It's such a great show. It's a bit violent but not as bad as some of the other shows out there. I'm a total addict. I watch it over and over while I work. The joy of working online is I can have the TV on while I work. It's a great show. Good luck.
Isabelle @ Crumb
Kim, you and your Walking Dead obsession totally crack me up. Seriously.
I think I need to give the show another try... I watched the first three seasons, but I feel like it kind of lost me in season four. Everyone's been raving about the latest season premiere, though, so maybe it's time to dive back in.
Also, ginormous cookies are my jam. If I was making these, I'd have stuck with the tablespoon. 🙂
You have to try again, woman. I hated The Governor stuff in Season 4. Season 5 rocked. This new one is blowing my mind. I can't even put it in words. The episode on Sunday had me squirming and freaking out. It's so good.
I was pleasantly surprised how good these are. I wondered if they actually made them for the show or if it was a bogus recipe. Shockingly good. Like I ate a whole whack of them. Which is weird because I'm not a big cookie person. I only like them hot out of the oven. I know, I'm a weirdo. But these ones I ate once they cooled. Nice chewy cookie. Love them.
Dude, I wish we lived closer so we could have walking dead viewing parties every Sunday. And pig out on cookies, and turtle cheesecake pizzas!!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
"Carol's Cookies", haha that's hilarious, love it! My husband and I watch the show together, I'll have to whip up a few of your Walking Dead goodies for the next episode 🙂
I love the show. Like stalkerish kind of love. It's crazy. I watch it way too much.
You have to try the. Really, really good.
Lana | Never Enough Thyme
I really should try to find time to watch the Walking Dead one of these days. Especially since it's filmed fairly close to where I live 🙂 In the meantime, I'll just enjoy these delicious looking cookies!!
It's really good Lana. I thought I would hate it, but I got sucked right into it. It makes me think about how far I'd go to protect my family if push ever came to shove. Makes your mind go to places that aren't overly comfortable. But I think that's what I like about i.
I can't believe you live near where they film. I'd be stalking the cast for sure.
The Food Hunter
I thought I was the only one that kept shorting on hand 🙂
Nope, I almost always have it. It's just better for some things than butter or margarine. I love it combined with butter in some baking too. I know it's old school but I'm old, so it works. Ha.
Long live the zombies! I use applesauce a lot in place of eggs in my baking. These cookies are right up my alley. Love them.
Ha, I have way too much fun watching this show. It's a serious addiction.
I love using applesauce for baking. We always have it on hand for the horse, makes a great mixer to trick her into eating her supplements. Ha.
You must try these, super chewy cookies. They last forever too. I made a ton and they lasted a good week and actually stayed chewy the whole time.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking
What a fun post and great giveaway! And good call on baking the cookies for a few fewer minutes. Chewy is definitely the way to go! I've only seen one episode of Walking Dead but I suppose I should try again? 🙂
Thanks Erin. I love a nice chewy cookie. These were delightful. Carol knows her stuff.
You should totally try again. It's such a good show. Definitely not kid friendly though.
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Ha ha ha ha, YES - Carol has some lines that totally rock my world. I've been meaning to try a batch of her cookies. Looks like I need to get on that sooner rather than later, they sound great!
She is just a hoot and a half. Love her to bits. I'm way too addicted to the show. I think I need an intervention at this point. Watching it another time right now. I have a problem.
You must try these. So good. Worth sending in Sam to steal an extra bar of chocolate. Ha
Holly N @ Cook Crave Inspire by SpendWithPennies.com
Can't wait to give these a try!! I've never watched Walking Dead but feel like I need to fire up my NetFlix account... 🙂
You do Holly. It's SO good. Scary and brutal, but seriously addictive. Get the NetFlix account ready for a new obsession, you'll have it working overtime once you start.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
I've been so excited to see these recipes that are Inspired by The Walking Dead!! Chewy cookies are the best!!
More coming this week. I'm so behind right now. Got waylaid by a sick puppy. Fun times.
I love me some chewy cookies. I wonder where the best cookies are in Chicago. We might have to look into that.
I feel so behind since I have never seen The Walking Dead. However, no one told me there were cookies involved in this show...I might just have to watch it now 😉
You must starting watching today, girl. It's so good. I'm a total addict.
The food references in the show are pretty awesome. I think the fact that they're so hungry a lot of the time it makes for interesting conversations about food. I can't wait to share more recipes, I've got a bunch I need to put up. I've been cooking up a storm but no time to write. Story of my life.
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
yuuuuuum!!! these cookies look so chewy and delish!!!
Thanks Kayle. You have to try them. So good.
My favorite character is Glenn.
I'm a huge TWD fan so I had to try these. They were really delicious. Off to try all your other walking dead recipes.
Thanks Jackie. Hope you enjoy the others. Always nice to meet a fellow TWD fanatic.