Wednesday, May 8, 2013

out-of-this-world chocolate chip cookies

These are decadent cookies: some of the very best cookies I’ve ever had. They’re made with semi-sweet chocolate batter and semi-sweet chocolate chips—for serious chocolate lovers.

out-of-this-world-chocolate-chip-cookies

Ingredients:
2 bars (4 ounces each) semi-sweet chocolate baking bars, broken into small pieces
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup (half stick) butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the semi-sweet chocolate bars.
Either place the chocolate in the top pan of a double boiler over hot water, stirring occasionally; or microwave at 50% power for 1 to 1.5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.


I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet baking bars. (It’s originally a Ghirardelli recipe.)

Let the chocolate cool for a couple minutes. Then, one-at-a-time, stir in brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder. Add the flour mixture gradually to the chocolate mixture.

Stir in the cup of chocolate chips.

Drop by 1/4 cup onto ungreased baking sheet.
(1/4 cup makes for a very large cookie—the size of my palm! If you want smaller cookies, I’d recommend dropping by rounded tablespoon instead, baking them for a little less time.)

Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Since mine were so large, I actually left them in for 16 minutes.

Cool one minute on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire cooling rack.

Steve says to me, “If I didn’t know you at all, I would still marry you, just for these cookies.”

16 comments:

  1. These cookies look delicious! Can't wait to try them.

    Love your beautiful blog, too! :)

    Debbie Johnson

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  2. Just pinned this recipe. These are my absolute FAVORITE type of cookies!

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  3. I might attempt these next week (but maybe with peanut butter chips instead). Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Anything with Ghirardelli count me in.

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  5. Mmmmmm, I just made them. So good!

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    1. I am so glad you tried them! They really are my new favorite cookie, (well, after good old Toll House).

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  6. hahahaha! love steve's quote. gonna make these asap!

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    1. try them! you won't be disappointed.

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  7. Okay, so double chocolate chip cookies are my favorite anyways and naturally I was planning on making them.

    BUT once I saw you used Ghiradelli chocolate, now I definitely have to make them! Maybe I will do this tomorrow :) They look so yummy!

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    1. they are reeeallly good. they might just be your new favorite :)

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  8. oh.my.yum. You betta' believe I will be making these soon! :)

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  9. I know what I'll be doing this weekend! These look amazing, thanks for sharing sista friend :)

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  10. These cookies sound amazing! I MUST try them tomorrow. :)

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    1. thank you Lexie! let me know if you like them!! :)

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  11. YUM!! These look amazing! I should not be reading this right now... :)

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