Thursday, March 21, 2013

Triple- Chocolate Chubbies

By Cindy

The recipe I chose this week involves two of my favorite ingredients, chocolate and pecans.  I'm still thinking about making those homemade turtle candies, but the theme this week is cookies so my desires will have to wait.  These cookies are wonderful.  The bottom is firm, and the top is soft, gooey, and chewy.   They have a very intense chocolate flavor and are kind of like a brownie cookie.  The recipe is very simple and easy to make, and you don't have to set butter or cream cheese out to soften or anything.  It doesn't require any special ingredients so there is no excuse not to try these out.  

Triple-Chocolate Chubbies

Prep 25 minutes plus cooling - Bake 12 minutes per batch - Makes about 24 cookies

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
8 squares (8 ounces) semisweet chocolate, chopping
6 T butter or margarine, cut into pieces
1 cup sugar
2 t vanilla extract
2 large eggs
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 cup chopped pecans

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In small bowl, with wire whisk, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
2.  In 3-quart saucepan, melt chopped chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.  Pour into large bowl; cool to luke-warm.  Stir in sugar and vanilla until blended.  Stir in eggs, one at a time, until well blended.  Add flour mixture and stir until combined (batter will be thin).  Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
3.  Using a mini ice cream type scoop, drop batter 1 1/2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet.  Bake until set, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack 2 minutes.  With wide metal spatula, carefully transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.  If the cookies cool too much, they are more difficult to remove without tearing.  

recipe adapted by
Good Housekeeping
Best Loved Desserts

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