I haven’t been baking like I used to. I do bake when the grandkids come to visit. Either I make cupcakes for them to frost and decorate or I make cookies. They like some kind of chocolate cookie, either a chocolate chipper or a real chocolate cookie. These cookies are filled with that wonderful ingredient and taste outrageously CHOCOLATE.
The parents monitor the amount the kids eat. If you are a parent who are blessed with living parents, please let the kids indulge a bit with the grandma’s and grandpops or in our case, the Bubbys and Zaidys. I am good and don’t say a word but these are bonding moments and memories for the little ones and they mean the world to us.
Outrageous Chocolate Cookies From Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (adapted)
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
- 4 tablespoons margarine
- 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(s) vanilla extract
- 8 ounces chocolate cut into chunks (small)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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.
Using cookie scoop (teaspoon or tablespoon – baking time varies), 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,9 – 12 minutes. Cool on sheets 10 minutes; with a thin metal spatula, transfer to racks to cool completely.
These are yummy.