Dear SOS: Please, please could you possibly get and publish the chocolate cookie recipe from Massimo’s Delectables in Marina del Rey? They are frequently done in heart shapes and it seems to me that there are ground nuts plus cocoa in the dough. They are not very sweet and are somewhat like a butter cookie. I’ve never tasted anything like them. I’m drooling just writing this letter to you!
Dear Joan: These dense chocolate cookies combine ample amounts of ground hazelnuts and almonds for rich flavor and a moist, almost brownie-like texture.
You might be tempted, understandably, to hoard them all for yourself -- they’re that delicious. Or maybe you’ll let the holiday moment (or the shape of the cookies) take over and share them with that special someone.