Jul 15, 2012

Brownie Cookies

A brownie in the form of a cookie. What's not to like? This recipe comes from Southern Living, I believe. But I found it on Pinterest and from a blog titled Wise Family Living. I intend to play around with this cookie a bit--maybe add a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss or Hug midway through baking, try frosting the cookies, or maybe even try some mint flavoring. But these are also good as is.

1/2 cup butter
4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3 cups semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans toasted (I used walnuts)

Combine butter, chocolate, and 1 1/2 cups of chocolate morsels in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Then let chocolate cool a bit. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer. Gradually add dry ingredients to the egg mixture. Add melted chocolate to the mixture and beat well. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of chocolate morsels and pecans. Drop the dough by 2 tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degree for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool slightly. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and let them cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container.

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