Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chewy Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies

        How's that for some alliteration? Well in addition to employing a classic literary device, the title is also descriptive for my next recipe. This recipe started as a way to do something nice for a friend having a rough day. You know the kind. Those days you just need some chocolate. Having some chocoholics in the family probably had something to do with it too. So, here I was trying to think of a recipe to do with what I had on hand, and this is what I came up with. It is a great chocolate cookie with a chewy texture.  I hope you like it.

  • 1 stick of softened butter (8 tablespoonfuls)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoonfuls vanilla
  • 1 dark chocolate bar (6.8 ounce)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 & 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoonful salt
  • 1 teaspoonful baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 

        Cream butter and white sugar. While you have that going, melt the chocolate bar. I broke it up and  microwaved it in a microwave safe bowl. I microwaved it in one minute increments on 30% power and stirred it three times. We don't need the chocolate to get rally hot, we only need the chocolate to melt. After the white sugar and butter gets creamed add the brown sugar and vanilla. Next beat in the eggs. After that slowly add the melted chocolate and mix well. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture in parts. Finally, mix in the chips. Spoon onto un-greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.

yield: about 4 dozen cookies

        per cookie (approximately)
calories: 109
carbs: 17
fat: 5
protein: 1

        I think that this recipe could also be great with a few variations. Add some chopped nuts. Try white chocolate or peanut butter chips. Have some fun with it.

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