Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Why is the cookie jar only half full, you ask?
Well . . . er . . . we like cookies around here.
This recipe is almost identical to a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe, only it adds unsweetened chocolate and a little extra sugar. 'Cause can you have too much chocolate? I think not.
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. walnuts (optional)
Heat oven to 375 degrees; grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. (You can use electric mixer, if you want; I use a pastry blender.) Add melted unsweetened chocolate and mix well. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Add chocolate chips (and walnuts, if you use them). Using a large spoon or a round ice cream scooper, scoop a big blob of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes. Once they're slightly cooled, eat 'em up.



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