Family Alive

Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

What’s Cooking…. Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

19th March 2008

Courtesy of Martha Stewart… these cookies live up to their name!!

  • 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 degrees. 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
  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
***My notes:  1- I used chocolate chips to melt, and then let the melted mixture cool a bit before adding it to the batter.   2- I mixed the egg/sugar/vanilla mixture for quite a while, maybe 4 min? and it definitely got lighter, though not so "fluffy".  After adding everything, the batter still seemed runny, so I added an additional 1/3 c or so of flour, and chilled the mixture for 15 min before dropping it onto the pan.  They were PERFECT.  Very much like little brownie cookies!

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