By Sierra Drucker and Catherine McNulty

The passing of Labor Day means that fall is officially here, but summer is still lingering like a bad hangover. It’s time to strip down all the excess you indulged in and get back to basics. But basics does not mean boring – that would be tedious. Much like Oscar Wilde, Aural Fixation abhors tediousness. So we recommend you take something familiar, a tried and true friend, and make it better. Behold: the simple, sweet snickerdoodle now with 100% more chocolatey goodness and therefore BETTER.

Choco-doodles:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup dutch processed cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Coating:

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating before adding the next. Mix in vanilla.

Add dry ingredients to wet and mix thoroughly.

In a separate bowl mix all of the ingredients for the coating.

Form dough into balls and roll in coating mixture. Bake at 400F for 8-10 minutes.

You know what would go really well with this cookie? A tall glass of tunes.

To begin, here’s a racy track by the 1950s group The Teen Queens (awesome name). Now, I’m not one to read into things, but I can only imagine this song has a double entendre, much like our dessert. Short and sweet, this will surely go down just as quickly as that very first choco-doodle.

The Teen Queens & The Neely Plumb Orchestra “You Good Boy, You Get Cookie”

Now that your taste buds are awake, let’s indulge our ears with the Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor. This classic should get you through a doodle or two.

Koko Taylor “Wang Dang Doodle”

What time is it?

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “Cookie Time”

These choco-doodles are a new spin on an old fave. In keeping with that theme, the rest of the playlist is filled with covers, remixes and mashups of classics that make the perfect compliment to your delectable dessert.

Since we’re on the subject of cookies…let’s talk about girls!  You know who wants to put in their two cents – Beyonce and The Beastie Boys.

Beyonce + The Beastie Boys “Girls On Girls (Captain Cuts Remix)”

Make sure you mash that dough into the optimal consistency, much like this mashup of Blondie and Arcade Fire.

Blondie + Arcade Fire “Sprawl of Glass (The Hood Internet Mashup)”

Poolside knows how to mix up all of the ingredients, old and new to make a calorie-free treat. Delicious!

Poolside “Harvest Moon (Neil Young Cover)”

Okay friends. I know your bellies are getting full of chocolate happiness. But I imagine there is room for a couple more…let’s pray for just a little more room. Where’s a preacher man when you need one?

Dusty Springfield “Son Of A Preacher Man (Holtoug Bootleg)”

Now that you’re done guzzling choco-doodles like, it’s time to put them in a dish, and don’t forget to cover it.

Cee Lo Green “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”

Enjoy your fomas (food comas) and while you relax, take a minute to check out our blogs!

Catherine McNulty quit her day job and decided to become part of the problem, not the solution in America’s battle of the bulge by attending culinary school to become a pastry chef. When she’s not cursing ovens and scarfing cookies at ungodly hours in the morning, she can be found at Noms-Away.

Sierra Drucker lives, breathes, and apparently now eats music. She currently works for Format Entertainment as a Music Coordinator/Supervisor, and also spins locally as DJ Sea. If you’re hungry for more musical musings, head over to her digital homebase, Inland Sounds.