Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Very Yummy Tidbit New Release Thursday...

Hello readers! I (Leila) am here today to share with you a recipe for some seriously scrumptious goodies.

About a month ago, I had a hankering for something chocolately. My first thought was brownies since they're the only baked good I like to eat. Then Andrew mentioned something about wanting cookies. A light bulb turned on in my brain and I thought, "Ooooh...brownie cookies." Since I'm not a baker, I decided to search the net for a recipe I knew had to exist. I found it and I'm here to share it with you.

Makes 24 large cookies
2 2/3 cups (about 16 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 eggs
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper of a silicone baking mat.
2. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set it over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until completely melted and smooth.
3. In the meantime, stir together the eggs, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside.
4. In a small bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
5. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine well. Slowly add the dry ingredients, folding them into the batter. Once all of the flour is incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Scoop 1½ tablespoons of dough (a medium cookie scoop’s worth) onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm on the outside. Like brownies, do not overbake! Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets.
Notes: We used semi-sweet chocolate since we had no bittersweet chocolate in the house.
I hope you'll all try this recipe! If you do, I'd love to know what you think of it.

That's all for me for now! Check back often for more fun and frolic!!



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