Juliet's Kisses

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 40m

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

In the Western world, the food with the most magical, famous and elaborate history as an aphrodisiac is chocolate. Shakespeare’s balcony love scene between Romeo and Juliet may be the greatest romantic scene in the history of English literature. It sure has its fans. The story of the two lovers from feuding families has been bringing tourists to Number 23 Via Capello (pictured above) for hundreds of years.


  • 2 large eggs, hard-boiled
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped, melted
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • Powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter and flour a large baking sheet. Discard the white of one of the eggs. Press the whole egg and egg yolk through a fine strainer. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the melted chocolate and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour and eggs (dough will be firm).

Spoon the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, forming smooth, 1-inch-wide mounds. Bake until the cookies are puffed and cracked, about 18 minutes. Cool the cookies completely. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 3482

nutrition information per serving

95 calories; 5g total fat; 19mg cholesterol; 5mg sodium; 13g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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