Friday, July 26, 2013

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I was talking about chocolate last night--no big surprise there--with a few chocoholic friends, and I realized I hadn't posted a Chocolate Cookie recipe in quite some time. These Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies are great!

As in any of the recipes I post, the quality of the ingredients will make a difference in the taste. I often have left-over chocolate (I know, who has left-over chocolate?), and I like to combine different brands of chocolate and amounts of cacao in this recipe--both in the melted chocolate part of the recipe and in the chunks that are folded in later. If you're a purist, use one brand with the same amount of cacao. If not, mix it up! You can also substitute brown sugar for white, but you'll have a different cookie!

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
8 oz dark chocolate (65-85% cacao, organic, fair trade), chopped
2 tbsp sweet butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar (this can be brown sugar or white-it will change the taste of the cookie)
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla
6-7 oz dark chocolate (65-85% cacao, organic, fair trade), chopped into small chunks
1.5 cups chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, & salt. Set aside.
Melt together butter & 8 ounces of chocolate in top of double boiler or saucepan over another saucepan. Remove from heat.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, & vanilla.
Whisk in small amount of melted chocolate, slowly add rest of chocolate, continuing to whisk.
Stir in flour mixture.
Fold in chocolate chunks & nuts.
Drop cookies 2 inches apart in heaping teaspoon onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake 12-14 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.

Enjoy the Weekend!

3 comments:

✿⊱╮Terri said...

Hello! I just want to confirm that this cookie recipe only takes 1 4/ c. flour. That doesn't seem right so please respond! -Terri

Janet Rudolph said...

Oh, my, so sorry.. That's 1 1/4 cups flour!! Thanks for asking!! I'll update the post!

Janet Rudolph said...

Oh, my, so sorry.. That's 1 1/4 cups flour!! Thanks for asking!! I'll update the post!