Outrageous Chocolate Cookies



I have to confess! I am a chocoholic!

I don’t think a day goes by without a bite of this sweet treat. My philosophy is the richer and chocolatier the better.

So when I discovered these cookies, they quickly became a favorite of mine.

They have all the prerequisites of a truly great cookie:

  • Lots of chocolate
  • Ooey gooey center
  • Crispy exterior
  • Simple to make

The first time I made them, the batter made me a little nervous. It is more the consistency of a brownie batter than a traditional cookie dough. I quickly realized though that this is what makes them so gooey and delicious in the center. I use a small ice cream scoop to portion them out onto the baking sheet.

Enjoy! I dare you to try to eat just one!

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

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 firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Melt the chopped chocolate and butter in the bowl of a double boiler. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and beat in the melted chocolate. Mix in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

In batches, drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart on the lined baking sheet. Bake until the cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in the center, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes; transfer to racks to cool completely.

Makes 2 dozen cookies. 

Adapted from a Martha Stewart Everyday Food recipe.

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