Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Double chocolate chips with nuts

Sorry for the slacking. I've been cooking here and there, but mostly stuff that is either on here already or stuff I am not ready to put here because it is new or not what I think is special enough.

Yeah. I am a food snob. At least when it comes to this.

So when I made these cookies I thought they would be a great recipe to post here. Because chocolate on top of chocolate is always special!

I made a double batch of these and took them to work. It is my own little effort at morale boosting.

Double chocolate cookies with nuts

makes about 2 dozen cookies

11.5 ounces 60% cacao chocolate chips or chocolate broken into pieces
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (I've made these with peanut butter chips, too. Yum!)
1 cup chopped nuts (I have used walnuts, pecans and pistachios before, all good)

Put 60% cacao in a microwave safe bowl with the butter.
Melt on medium heat for 30 seconds.
Continue melting about 20 seconds at a time until chocolate is just melted but NOT bubbling hot.
In a separate bowl, beat together eggs and sugar until well-blended.
Stir in melted chocolate.
In a small bowl, mix flour and baking powder, then stir into chocolate mixture.
Mix chips and nuts in gently until blended.

Place half of the dough on a large piece of plastic wrap and form a log about 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long.
The dough will be pretty soft, almost like batter. Use the plastic to form the dough.
Wrap tightly.
Repeat this with another piece of plastic wrap and the rest of the dough.

Chill dough in fridge for at least an hour.

Heat oven to 375.

Unwrap dough and cut into slices about 3/4 inch thick.
Put dough on parchment lined or greased baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
Bake 12-13 minutes or until cookies have a shiny crust on top.
The interior will still be soft.

Cook on wire rack.



Katie Schwing said...

Next time I make cookies, I'm makin' these. Yum!!

Martha said...

Your recipes here always look so good! I have to get more organized so I can start trying some!