Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Cookie Week: Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If you are in the mood for decadent, then this is the cookie for you.  This recipe uses a lot of chocolate - two full boxes of semi-sweet chocolate squares to be precise - and makes only 28 cookies!  William and I shared one cookie to test the recipe and then I froze the other 27 cookies so they are safely stored away until Christmas.  I'll have to do some fancy math work at Christmas time so we all get some of these divine little numbers.

I found the recipe in the Kraft magazine and it is on-line here.  I modified the recipe slightly so I'll put down the ingredients I used.

2 pkgs (8 squares each) semi-sweet chocolate, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine (I used margarine)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts

1.  Heat oven to 350F
2.  Coarsely chop one package of chocolate and set aside
3.  Place the other package of chocolate in a microveable bowl and microwave the chocolate for 3 to 4 minutes on medium power.  Stir until completely melted.
4.  Add butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and baking powder.  Stir until blended.
5.  Stir in the chopped chocolate and the chopped walnuts.
6.  Drop by tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased baking sheet.
7.  Bake 12 -13 minutes or until the cookies are soft to the touch, but tops are still slightly shiny.  Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute and then transfer to a wire rack.
Note:  to make without nuts, increase the flour to 3/4 cup to prevent the dough from spreading too much during baking.

Enjoy the chocolatey goodness!

Don't forget to stop by this afternoon to see how you could wrap these cookies to give them as gifts (hint it involved my eating chips).  Also pop on over to Angie's blog at Echoes of Laughter to see what cookies she has been baking.

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  1. Oh my gosh, that looks soooo yummy. I guess that's the one you were mentioning in your comment reply earlier. That's a lot of chocolate to pile into only 27 cookies but that should make them extra good. There can never be too much chocolate.

  2. These look wonderful!

    We'd love for you to come link it up to our 12 Days of Christmas Goodies! (Day 1 is still open too looking for Candy Bark recipes) But today is Day 2 and we are featuring.... CHRISTMAS COOKIES of any kind (and I think this cookie is perfect)!