February is chocolate month, right? Well, it should be. I think it is my obligation to test out as many chocolate recipes as I can and present you with the very best. Now, personally, I have shown you some of best in some previous posts of mine like the Fudgy Cherry Cake brownies, Black and White brownies, Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins and Crock Pot Hot Chocolate. Just some of my favorites, but its always fun to try something new. So this week and I will try every week in February to come up with a new chocolate recipe.
This week is the chocolate, chocolate chip cookie. No, I did not add chocolate twice. It really is chocolaty. Now, I like chocolate just like the next person, probably even more but these are really over the top. It kind of tastes like a brownie or a truffle but has a meringue top which gives it a nice sheen and a little crunch with being moist on the inside.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies -30 Large cookies
16oz. dark chocolate (70%) is best but use whatever you can get your hands on. -chopped.
1/4 C butter, room temp.
1 1/4 C sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8oz. dark chocolate chips (Ghirardelli is perfect) but if you can only find Nestle, thats okay too. Better chocolate, better cookie.
Melt 16oz. chocolate and butter in top of double boiler over simmering water, (not boiling) stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Beat sugar and eggs in a bowl with a electric mixer until thick and smooth. Add melted chocolate and vanilla slowly to eggs. Mix well.
Add flour, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl, then stir into chocolate mixture.
Add chocolate chips and stir to combine. Refrigerate batter about 20 minutes. Any more than that, they get too firm.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Very important. Even if you spray your pan, they will stick because of the minimal amount of flour. Trust me! Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto prepared baking sheets. Bake in pre-heated oven 350 until tops crack, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.