Hunka Chocolate Cookies
These were originally published in the April 1989 issue of Midwest Living, and then re-featured in an article of favorite desserts in their October 2000 issue. Haven’t made them yet, but if the amount of calories/fat per cookie is any indication, these are pretty fantastic!! 313 cal/20g fat PER COOKIE! !
2 (12 ounce) packages semisweet chocolate pieces
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup butter (don’t substitute)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon slat
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 3 cups broken walnuts, toasted
Melted white chocolate
Melted semisweet chocolate
Lightly grease large cookie sheets; set aside.
In a heavy saucepan, heat one package of the semisweet chocolate pieces, the unsweetened chocolate and the butter till melted, stirring constantly. Transfer to a large mixing bowl to cool slightly.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Add eggs, sugar and vanilla extract to chocolate mixture; beat with an electric mixer. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed till well mixed. Stir in remaining chocolate pieces and nuts.
Using 1/4 cup of the dough for each cookie, drop the dough 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.
Bake the cookies in a 350 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or till the edges are firm and the surface is dull and cracked. Let stand for 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove; cool on wire racks. Drizzle with melted white chocolate and semisweet chocolate.
Makes 24 cookies.