Chocolate Mudpie Cookies
Posted by: Jerseygirl Mon, 11 Jul 2005, at 8:02 a.m.
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 lb. semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, whisking to blend. Set aside.
In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, combine half of the
chocolate chips with the butter. Stir gently until melted. Remove from the heat
and set aside to cool slightly.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the sugar and eggs; beat at high speed
until thick and pale yellow, about 5 minutes. Lower speed to medium. Add the
chocolate mixture and vanilla, blending well. On low speed, add the flour
mixture and beat just until incorporated. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to
handle, about 60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop or large tablespoon, drop portions of the dough
about 3 inches apart on the sheets. Press down with your fingers to form rounds
about 1/2-inch thick.
Transfer one baking sheet at a time to the center oven rack and bake 10 to 12
minutes, or until the cookies are set but still a little soft in the center.
Cool the sheet on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Using a wide spatula,
transfer the cookies to wire rack and cool completely.
Makes about 1 dozen.