Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 14 mins

While on vacation this summer I read the book "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke. The author included several cookie recipes throughout the book. I want to pass this book on to my partner in the Used Media Swap on Zaar so I am posting the recipe here to try later. If you get a chance to make the cookies before me, please post a review to let us know how good they are. The author did not indicate the serving size so I guessed. I will update when I know exact serving sizes. Please note: Preparation time listed does not include dough chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Do not preheat oven yet - dough mush chill before baking.
  2. Melt chocolate chips with butter. (Microwave on high power for 2 minutes, then stir until smooth).
  3. Mix in sugar.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Mix in vanilla, baking powder and salt.
  7. Add flour & mix well.
  8. Chill dough for at least 4 hours (overnight is even better).
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in middle position.
  10. Roll walnut-sized dough balls with you hands (this is messy, you might want to wear plastic gloves).
  11. Drop the balls into the bowl of confectioners' sugar & roll them around until they are covered.
  12. If dough gets too warm, stick it back into the fridge until you can handle it again.
  13. Place the balls on a cookie sheet (12 to a standard sheet works best).
  14. Do not flatten - they will flatten as they bake.
  15. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  16. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  17. Eat and enjoy.


Most Helpful

I made these years ago after reading the book. Forgot to write it down so I'm glad I found if here. They are wonderful. Best chocolate cookie I have ever tasted They disappear quick.

Anonymous September 28, 2015

These cookies are wonderful. They will make my Christmas baking list for sure. I brought them into work and had people hunting me down just to tell me how good they were. Also easy to make as long as you have the patience to wait for the dough to chill.

Patricia K. November 19, 2013

These cookies are amazing. They share a texture similar to Brownies and stay super moist. The powdered sugar while cookies leaves most of the cookie but leaves spots. These cookies disappear fast. Make sure to store in a container with a tight seal.

937446 August 28, 2008

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