Well I am finally back to writing. Its been a while and I have been really busy baking and making a fair amount of goodies but really did not have the time to post any of it. Well this past weekend a few friends were going to come over to hang out at our place and I decided to do something quick, easy and full of chocolate – did I mention chocolate – yes and quite a lot of it!
These are really simple to make and are absolutely divine. I would say they last a while but that would be lying, they were mostly gone by the time everyone had left and then I helped myself to the last few.
Adapted from Fine Cooking – Chocolate Magazine
Makes 24-30 (depends on the size of your scoop)
- 12 oz chocolate (I used Costco’s chocolate chips)
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- sea salt to sprinkle on top
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone liner (These are much easier to use).
Melt the butter, then pour it over the chocolate which is in a microwave safe bowl. Let it sit for a minute and then stir it. If it has not melted put it in the microwave for about 5 second bursts and stir after each burst. Once it has melted set it aside to cool.
With a stand mixture, whisk the eggs till nice and frothy. Then add the sugar and whisk on medium-high until the mixture thickens and is a lemon color. It will take about 6 minutes. Add the cooled chocolate to this and whisk to incorporate.
In a separate bowl mix the flour and baking powder and whisk with a hand whisk. Pour it over the chocolate mixture and fold it in. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out about a 3/4 scoop and pop it onto the baking sheet. The cookies will turn out to be about 2 inches wide. I have large cookie trays so I got about 8 cookies per tray. You can sprinkle just about 2 – 3 sea salt grains on top of each mound if you like at this point (totally optional)
Bake a single tray for about 10-11 minutes. When you pop the first tray out pop in the second one. Let the cookies cool and firm up a little before you remove them to a cooling rack.