Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Super Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Publishing chocolate chip cookie recipes is almost as good as eating one. And not as many calories!

We won't discuss the number of calories in Wendy's Chili Cheese Fries that I ate yesterday afternoon with my mother. (She ate one, too!)

I am really amazed that Memaw had so many chocolate chunk recipes in her repetoire back in 1990. I must try a few of the recipes sometime soon.

Super Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Memaw's)

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 package Semi-Sweet chocolate cut into large 1/2 inch chunks
3/4 cup chopped nuts

For best results, use Baker's Semi-Sweet chocolate.

Mix flour with baking powder and salt and set aside. Beat butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg until fluffy. (Do not use whipped butter or margarine.) Blend in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts.

Chill dough at least one hour to prevent the cookies from overspreading during baking. Drop dough 2 inches apart using heaping tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes and remove from sheet and cool.
Makes 2 dozen 3 inch cookies.

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