Chocolatey Goodness And It’s Going To Be Mine, All Mine

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 • 1 Comment on Chocolatey Goodness And It’s Going To Be Mine, All Mine

Martha Stewart is a goddess.  I was looking for a yummy chocolate cookie recipe (because, you know, the two dozen cookbooks I have— some of them specifically chocolate cookbooks— don’t have enough chocolate recipes) and came across this beauty.  I will be making these tomorrow night come hell, high water or fallen Christmas tree and I may eat every last cookie by myself.  So there.

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Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

Makes 2 dozen; Prep time: 20 minutes; Total time: 45 minutes

8   ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
4   tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3   cup all-purpose flour
1/2   teaspoon baking powder
1/2   teaspoon salt
2   large eggs
3/4   cup packed light-brown sugar
1   teaspoon vanilla extract
1   package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks

1.  Preheat oven to 350°. Heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until almost melted; do not overheat. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

2.  In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.

3.  Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheets 10 minutes; with a thin metal spatula, transfer to racks to cool completely.

Notes:
1.  Don’t worry if the batter seems thin. It should look more like brownie batter than cookie dough.

2.  Do not bake the cookies to a crisp; they are meant to be soft and chewy. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for two to three days.

Posted by Kristina in Recipes

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