Outrageous Chocolate Cookies
by Aileen Anastacio
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons butter, cubed
2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cups dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (no this isn’t a duplication!)
1 cup walnuts chopped
– Pre-heat oven to 350F. Heat the first 2 cups of chocolate chips and the butter in the microwave on low heat just until melted and mix until smooth (next time I’m using a double boiler…I’m too nervous melting chocolate in the microwave).
– In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, and salt.
– In another mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla by hand until well combined (I used a mixer…sorry Aileen!). Gradually add the melted chocolate mixture. Then add the dry ingredients. Lastly, fold in the second 2 cups of chocolate chips and walnuts.
– Drop scoops of dough onto a baking sheet 2-3 inches apart (the dough can be refrigerated for at least an hour to make it firmer). Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet halfway through the baking time. They will still be soft in the center. Cool completely on a wire rack.