Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Chocolate, chocolate....and chocolate!

Back to desserts and sweets! And boy are we ever with this recipe. How can you resist making these?This recipe comes from the wonderful blog Bake or Break, which if you haven't visited yet, should certainly be on your list. These are appropriately titled Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies, and outrageous they are. They are rich and chewy and almost like a brownie in cookie form, but so much more delicious. I had to bite in to one right away.
They didn't come out perfectly though - as is easy to do with chocolate cookies, I left them in the oven a little too long for one batch, and some of the edges were a little overdone. It's so hard to tell they start out brown already!
Also, the recipe called for light brown sugar, but I only had dark, which I didn't let stop me. They didn't come out exactly as shiny and crackly as they look here, and perhaps that's why. These are definitely ones I'll make again, so I'll try and let you know!

Tip of the Day: Most cookies will bake up fine on a baking sheet lined with non-stick foil, which makes for easy clean up!

Recipe: (from Bake or Break)
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
4 tbsp (1/2 stick, 1/4 cup) butter or margarine
2 eggs
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
12 ounces (2 cups) chocolate chips

Heat the chocolate and butter together until melted. Stir to combine.
Beat the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla together. Mix in the melted chocolate.
Add in the flour, baking powder and salt.
Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until cookies are shiny and crackly but soft in the center.
Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.

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