I haven't made these yet, but they look SOOOO good! This recipe is from the King Arthur Flour Company website, the link for it is under "My Favorite Cooking Websites" to the right. If you love to bake, you should check it out. They have every different kind of flour you can imagine, and lots of cool baking supplies. I can't wait to try out this recipe.
8 oz. semi sweet chocolate
3 Tbs. butter
1 c. sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 c. chocolate chips, optional
In a double broiler, or microwave, melt the butter and the semi sweet chocolate together. If using the microwave, to avoid over cooking the chocolate and ruining it, cook just until butter is melted, remove from microwave, and stir until chocolate is smooth. (I can't tell you how many times I have overcooked chocolate in the microwave!)
In seperate bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes. Add the melted chocolate and stir in the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate the batter type dough for one hour to make it easier to handle.
Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease or line with parchment your baking sheet. Using a tablespoon size scoop, scoop dough onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 11-12 minutes, you want the tops to be shiny and cracked. They won't crack until they are done. If they are crispy rather than chewy, you've baked them too long. Remove from oven and place a Hershey's kiss on top if desired. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes and remove to rack.
Makes 2 dozen