March 24, 2004

Chocolate Cookies

This is the first post on the Kitchen blog. Just don't think that we are too interested in the carbs, the fats, the calories, or whether you are allergic to anything. You can read the ingredients. If you're allergic to some ingredient, don't make the thing -- or take a risk and substitute for the ingredient.

Here's a recipe for chocolate cookies.

9 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate, in chips or chunks
3/8 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees. Melt 5 1/2 cups of the chocolate over a double-boiler, or nuke it in short intervals, stirring periodically.

2. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy and add the eggs one at a time, blending until mixed.

3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.

4. Add the melted chocolate and mix until combined, then stir in the remaining chocolate pieces. Pour the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet or tray. Put the mixture into a refrigerator for 5 - 10 minutes until slightly hard.

5. Reverse the sheet or tray onto another piece of parchment paper on a hard surface. Use a knife to divide the mixture into squares. With your hands, roll each of the squares into a ball and evenly space them on one or two parchment-lined baking sheets. The balls are going to spread out when baking.

6. Bake the cookies for 15 to 25 minutes, until crusty on the outside (they should be gooey on the inside). Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before eating.

Posted by Bill at March 24, 2004 10:07 PM