Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May Cookie Carnival Part 1 - Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

For this month's Cookie Carnival, we were given the choice between two cookies; Outrageous Chocolate Cookies and Berry Cream Cookie Snaps. I couldn't choose between the two (I love chocolate AND strawberries!), so I opted to make both recipes. I did quarter both, though, so that I wouldn't be overwhelmed with cookies.

The chocolate cookies definately are outrageous. The cookie is more of a brownie in cookie form. There is melted chocolate in the dough and then chocolate chunks are folded in. The cookies get a nice crackle on top and are chewy and fudgy on the inside. I am glad I quartered the recipe (which yielded 4 cookies) because I would've definately eaten the whole batch given the opportunity!

Come back tomorrow for the second part of the Carnival. :)

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies
Martha Stewart Everyday Food

8 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until almost melted; do not overheat. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.

Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheets 10 minutes; with a thin metal spatula, transfer to racks to cool completely.


Katrina said...

Ooh yum. I joined the Carnival last month and after seeing this choice I wasn't sure I was going to make them because I already have a favorite chocolate cookie recipe similar, but your raves and pictures have convinced me to make them!

Shelby said...

Now THAT is my kind of cookie. Perfect.

Cari said...

Well, I know what I'm making tomorrow!

Elina said...

I love brownie cookies like that, although honestly I prefer brownies. Unless you sandwich some frosting between these babies. That takes them over the top :)

teresa said...

mmmm, i love these!

Katy ~ said...

Good idea to reduce the recipe; I don't know why I never think to do that, and always end up with dozens of cookies for only the two of us.

Chele said...

Sign me up! These cookies look like my kind of cookies ;0)

Nirmala said...

Yummy. Looks great.

Unknown said...

Wow, your cookies look delicious! My kids and I are planning on making these over the weekend.

Eliana said...

heaven in a cookie :)

Jacque said...

I've been thinking I need to make these, and now I think I will for sure. They look delish!

Bliss said...

I made these tonight. Thanks for the recipe! I added salted chopped pecans to half the batch and those were the best!

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