4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the butter in a 1-quart heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and seat aside to cool.
- In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
- In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, vanilla, and sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes.
- Mix in the melted chocolate mixture. Add the flour mixture until combined well. Stir in the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips.
- Cover dough and chill for two hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls with dampened hands. Place on ungreased cookie sheets (or sheets lined with parchment paper) so they are 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
The cookies before entering the oven.
After their trip to the oven. As you can see, they don't expand much.
A few notes...
- the original recipe calls for ungreased cookie sheets, but I've found that the cookies can still stick a little once they're done. So I prefer to use parchment paper instead.
- you definitely want these cookies on the small side. As noted above, they pack quite a punch, so 1 inch balls is really all you need. (That's what she said?)
- although the recipe says to have the dough refrigerate for two hours, you can probably get by with just one hour.
- it's a little hard to tell when they're done; I take them out when cracks start appearing in the top of the cookies (which should be after 10-11 minutes). These cookies are definitely ones that taste better undercooked rather than overcooked.
- they taste fantastic when warmed up. You can microwave them for 10-15 seconds to get that gooey, warm taste; the chocolate chips melt when they're warmed up and taste amazing!
If anyone makes these cookies, let me know how they turn out! They're always a hit with my family :)