Chocolate bars… in cookie form

They may not look like much, but with the rich dark chocolate, sweet white chocolate chunks, and a a hint of cinnamon, they are sooooo… well, dreamy. 🙂 Speaking of dreams, I never had nightmares about a calling before this one. It’s true. I have terrible dreams that revolve around conducting choir fairly regularly. I wonder if they will cease when I’m released or continue for the rest of my life. Hm. Only time will tell, for I have no clue when I will no longer be expected to stand in front of a group of people, who are much more musically inclined than I am, making an utter fool of myself. At least I have delicious cookies to console myself with at the end of the day 🙂 Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Dreams

  • Servings: 1 Dozen
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. bittersweet chocolate candy bars
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 pkg (12 oz.) white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Coarsely chop the chocolate bars; place in a microwavable bowl with the butter.
  3. Microwave on High for 2 minutes; stir.
  4. Microwave for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring after one minute. Continue until all chocolate is melted.
  5. Let chocolate cool to a lukewarm temperature.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  7. In a large bowl combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Beat at a high speed until thick and pale in color, about 6 minutes.
  8. Reduce speed to low and beat in the cooled chocolate mixture until blended.
  9. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended.
  10. Fold in white chocolate chips and pecans.
  11. Drop batter by 1/3 cup dollops onto a greased cookie sheet, spacing 3 inches apart.
  12. Flatten dough with finger tips. (The dough is really sticky :))
  13. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the surface of the cookie just begins to crack.
  14. Allow cookies to cool on tray for about 10 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack until fully cooled.

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