For Chocolate Lovers Only

Appears in

The Cookie Lover's Cookie Book

The Cookie Lover's Cookie Book

By Richard Sax

Published 1986

  • About
Chunky White Chocolate-Macadamia Cookies
Heavenly Hash Break-Up
Coconut-Chip Blondies
Giant Peanut Butter Top Hats
Disappearing Double Chocolate Brownies
Impossibly Rich Chocolate Pudding Cups
Milk Chocolate-Toasted Almond Candy Bar Cookies
More Cookies for Chocolate Lovers

What is it about chocolate that makes people go unashamedly crazy the moment it appears? Scientists have tried to explain this phenomenon—it seems there’s a chemical substance in cocoa beans called phenylethylamine that, when released in your brain, causes the same chemical reaction as that which occurs when you’re in love.