Chocolate.  Yes I am a person who loves chocolate.  But here’s the snag I  love dark chocolate. I can take or leave any other type. Dark chocolate is my weakness. When I came across the recipe for these cookies it was a no brainer.  Yvette Van Boven is one of my favorite authors and her “Homemade” series is hard to pass up.

This recipe gives all the best things about chocolate, bitter, salt and of course sweet.



Chocolate Chunky Cookies
Adapted from “Homemade Summer,” by Yvette Van Boven


2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla paste, or vanilla extract
6 1/2 oz. semi sweet chocolate, combined use.
(3 oz. of the chocolate is melts with the butter and combined into the batter. The remaining chocolate is finely chopped and folded into the batter as a final step.)
Please use the best quality chocolate you can find.


Preset oven at 350 degrees.


Combine flour, salt, and baking powder into a medium bowl and set aside.


Melting butter over low heat, add 3 oz. of the semi sweet chocolate remove from heat and allow chocolate to thoroughly melt. Let stand until cool enough to incorporate into batter.


Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together until foamy. Pour melted chocolate and butter mixture in, then stir in flour mixture.


Finally fold in the remaining chopped chocolate and chill batter for at least one hour.


Scoop dough into small balls, giving them each a bit of a roll between your hands. Place onto baking sheets and bake for about 12 minutes.


Makes about 30 cookies.




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