I got this recipe from my chef brother, who almost never bakes. So you KNOW it's good when he is willing to do 'food science' (instead of 'food art')!
Ingredients (for 7 dozen cookies)
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 sticks (one cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate bar (original recipe calls for 11 ounces of Heath bar; I used chocolate bars with orange because it's what I had on hand, specifically Lindt "Intense Orange" and Chocolove "Orange Peel in Dark Chocolate"*)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Chop up the chocolate bar pieces (I used a nut chopper) and put them aside in a bowl with the walnuts.
- In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and add the vanilla.
- Combine the flour mixture with the sugar mixture, until well blended.
- Fold the chocolate pieces and walnuts into the mix.
- Chill the dough for 30-60 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and prep a cookie sheet with parchment paper or sprayed with Pam.
- Spoon out marble-sized (or quarter-sized) cookie dough onto the cookie sheet, leaving a bit of space between them as they will spread.
- Bake for 13-17 minutes (until golden on top).
- Let cool on a wire rack before munching. Enjoy!
*(I adore Chocolove brand, and not just because they're chocolates are fabulous. The inside of each wrapper contains a love poem, passage from a play about love, love letter, etc. It makes me smile every time I see one. In this Orange bar, it's a passage from George Gordon's "Don Juan". Talk about a great thing to keep in mind while baking! I might have to start calling these "Naughty Love Cookies").
(all images copyright by me, but I don't care if you steal them *grin*)
(Please ignore the messy hair, but note the "Baking is Science for Hungry People" apron that Pat bought me for my birthday this year. Yay!)
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