Ahhh Thanksgiving is over! Which means that it's REALLY time for the holidays -- even though the Macy's in my local mall has had a Christmas tree up for months now... Although the department stores have been doing their best to forewarn me, I'm still not ready for this holiday season. I don't put up a Christmas tree mostly because I don't spend a lot of time at my apartment. I'm also usually at home in the Bahamas for the actual Christmas Day event, so there's that as well. Anyhow, the point I'm trying to make is that I'm still not ready! Can I have another week or two please? I promise I still won't procrastinate anymore. Honest.
Also, can we talk about our holiday baking situations? Where are we with this? I've actually started to make some headway here. Shocking! I know. However, I can only be successful in this venture if I find recipes that can be made quickly. Great news...I have just such a recipe for you!
This chocolate recipe comes from Jen at Bake or Break. I will admit now that my cookies did not turn out as fudgey as hers did, but but BUT, they were still very tasty and I think this recipe still deserves to be posted. Which is what I'm doing today!
Tip - I've heard that I probably needed to beat the eggs even more vigorously than I did if I want to see that fudgey center that Jen has. I haven't tried this yet personally, so if you try it, please let me know how it works out!
Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes ~2 dozen cookies, depending on size
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Place the chopped chocolate and the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring in between intervals. Heat until the chocolate is almost completely melted, then stir vigorously so the residual heat will melt the remainder of the chocolate. Set the bowl aside.
3) In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
4) In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla at high speed using a mixer. Make sure the batter is light and fluffy.
5) Stir in the melted chocolate.
6) Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined, then stir in the chocolate chips.
7) Drop the dough onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the dough 2-3 inches apart.
8) Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies appear to be shiny on the outside. They won't look as if they're done. (My cookies needed about 12 minutes in the oven.)
9) Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, before removing the cookies and allowing to fully cool on wire racks.
--recipe from Bake or Break