I an reviewing this recipe as part of the Spring 2013 PAC challenge.<br/><br/>I made this cookies for a dinner night for friends. I made them exactly to the recipe with the exception of the sugar I rolled them in. The recipe called for regular granulated, and I used raw turbinado sugar with a rather large crystal size. It made them look very sparkly!<br/><br/>My guests really enjoyed these cookies, and my husband also liked them. I was not won over. The chocolate taste was a little too harsh for me. And they were a little too cakey, not enough spread when baking I think. They weren't chewy so much as fudgey.