March 4, 2010

Brownie Cookies

I made these for my husband for Valentine's Day, but I think I ate more of them than he did.  They were very easy to throw together.  I thought I had done something wrong because the dough didn't look like it was going to turn into a cookie, but lo and behold it did, and they were delicious...especially straight out of the oven!

Brownie Cookies

2 2/3 cup chocolate, chopped
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 eggs
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350° F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, heat the chocolate and butter until completely melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and set aside.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract; whisk until well combined.  In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.  Stir together and set aside.

Add the melted chocolate mixture to the sugar mixture and whisk until well combined.  Mix in the dry ingredients, stirring just until incorporated.  Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

Drop scoops of about 1½ tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, evenly spaced.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm on the outside and the dough has lost its sheen.  Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets. 

Transfer to a wire rack when firmly set, and repeat with any remaining dough, if necessary.

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