Sometimes you need to cook to take your mind off current events.
These ultimate chocolate cookies might distract you from things like election results.
And they taste amazing!
Might even put a smile on your face.
Pull out a cookie sheet and give it a try.
This makes about 12 cookies.
Ultimate Chocolate Cookies
- 2 ounces unsweetened (baking) chocolate
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup sifted flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee (optional)
- 6 ounces chocolate chips
- 8 ounces walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
With an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and coffee on high speed. Reduce to low speed and add chocolate/butter mixture. Add sifted ingredients and mix just until smooth. By hand, stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop tablespoon-sized cookies on sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until top of cookies get a cracked look. Remove from oven and let cool. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe came from an old friend and I had forgotten how good these cookies were! Frank tried them and loved them! They’re like a cookie version of a really good brownie, or molten chocolate cake. . I left the nuts out as I’ve had allergies, but they would be a great addition. I also left the coffee out as I like my chocolate unadulterated, but if you feel differently…While cookies aren’t a part of my normal repertoire, these are classics.
Update: I’ve made these at least four times recently, and they continue to be great! Recently, a friend said that he had melted the chocolate and butter in the microwave, so I tried it. About 90 seconds, but do it in 30 second increments.
My friend’s recipe has this at the bottom: DISCLAIMER: Not responsible for anyone’s actions after cookies have been consumed!!!