Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins
I found this recipe on another site and modified it slightly.These babies are rich and extremely chocolaty. They almost brownie like chewy, dense and fudgy, with a wrinkled appearance. Whatever you do, don't over bake them and use good quality chocolate and cocoa. I use Lindt 70% cocoa bittersweet chocolate. Next time I'll try adding some chocolate chunks and walnuts to it (although they fine as is, also making them using a 1 tsp measure as they are rich.
- 1 lb semisweet chocolate, broken up
- 1⁄2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2⁄3 cup unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
- Sift together the cocoa ,baking powder, flour and salt; set aside.
- Melt chocolate over a double-boiler or in the microwave.
- In a medium bowl cream butter and sugars well, till pale and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs one at a time.
- Add vanilla and coffee beat till well blended.
- Using a wooden spoon, add in melted chocolate stir, add dry ingredients.
- Stir until every thing just comes together.
- Cover and allow to stand for 45 minutes, so chocolate can set up.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll dough using a 1 tablespoon measure into balls. leave a 2-inches between cookies.
- Bake for 8- 10 minutes. Cookies will be set, but the centers will still be very soft because of the chocolate. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
I've been making these the last couple years for Christmas & Valentines Day. I use dark chocolate chips for the chocolate pieces (2 & 2/3 cups equal 1 lb). I always get tons of compliments on them. They disapear fast, wherever I take them.
The cookies were delicious. Very rich and chocolaty. I modified the recipe a little, using 3/4 chocolate and 1/4 macadamia nuts. (:
Definitely a wow! Not only rich, fudgy and wonderfully chocolaty, they are one of those 'you just can't eat one kind of cookie' - the kind every chocolate lover raves about and goes home recipe in hand. Made as posted - no changes needed. Thank you lemoncurd.