We named these chocolate-packed rounds colpa degno because the term roughly translates as ‘worth the guilt.’ These cookies are small and addictive and so delightful that they are well worth any remorse you might feel from eating a half dozen or so.
These cookies are not for the faint of heart. Made with unsweetened dark cocoa powder, as well as milk and dark chocolate chips, the sticky batter is practically black. After just 12 minutes in the oven—and no fancy equipment whasoever—that batter transforms into a simultaneously chewy, crispy mouthful of chocolate. Lahey may have claimed these rich bites "worth the guilt," but guilt never occurred to us when it came to eating something this delectable.