Tuesday, December 18, 2007

extra large chocolate chunk cookies

my sister made this, recipe taken from an Australian recipe book...will upload the recipe later...but this cookies is very nice, soft with some chunks inside...melts in your mouth...

From a recipe book that my sister copied in Australia…we didn’t expect the cookies to become extra large and they coalesced together…but tastes superb and crispy…

175g plain (semisweet) chocolate ** we used normal dark cooking chocolate
115g butter, cut into pieces
2 eggs
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

1 cup pecans, chopped

1 cup plain chocolate chips

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup milk chocolate, chopped

** we used assorted chocolate bars with nut, adding all to the same amount stated

Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Grease baking sheets.

Melt plain chocolate and butter in a pan over low heat, stirring frequently. Leave to cool slightly

Using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Gradually beat in melted chocolate.

Beat in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Stir in nuts and chocolate pieces

Drop heaped tablespoons of mixture onto the baking sheets 10cm apart aand flatten each to a round about 3 inches diameter

Bake for 8-10 min until tops are shiny and cracked and the edges look crisp.

Remove the baking sheets to a wire rack to cool for 2 min, then remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Do not allow these cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet or they will become too crisp and will break when you try to lift them

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