They say that the way to the heart is through the stomach.
If that’s your approach this Valentines Day, then pre-heat the oven because you’re going to want to make these Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
Maybe you want your roommates or family to enjoy something homemade on the cookie plate this Valentines week. Or maybe you’re planning to package these up to be given as a sweet gift. Either way, these cookies show how much you care with each bite.
I lined a pretty pink box with wax paper and stacked it chock-full of chocolatey goodness for a friend’s recent birthday – something for her to take home and enjoy at her leisure after the festivities had ended.
The inimitable Martha Stewart’s recipe hits all the right notes with the sweetness of the chocolate and just enough salty bitterness to keep you reaching for another. And, for me, these cookies strike that elusive balance between chewy and crispy.
Whether you bake them to #treatyoself or #spreadthelove this Valentines, I hope you enjoy!
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
from Martha Stewart Living
8oz semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
4 tbsp unsalted butter
2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz semisweet chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Yields 2-3 dozen cookies.
1. Heat chopped chocolate [Bakers Note: I used chocolate chips] with butter in microwave-safe bowl in 20-second intervals, stirring between until almost melted. Don’t burn!
2. In another bowl, whisk the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In mixing bowl, beat eggs with brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. [Baker’s note: at this stage you can beat it a long time, but once you add the flour keep the mixing to a minimum.]
4. Reduce speed and beat in melted chocolate Mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
5. Drop by heaping tablespoon on a baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes, cool on sheet for 10 minutes, and then transfer to cooling rack.
Bon Appetit, mes amis!