Double Chocolate Cookies


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces milk chocolate
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees °F. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium size bowl.
2. Coarsely chop 6 ounces of the chocolate, and finely chop the remaining 6 ounces. Microwave coarsely chopped chocolate with butter for 1 minute, stirring halfway through. Microwave an additional 15 seconds if necessary; stir until smooth.
3. Transfer chocolate mixture to bowl of an electric mixer and add sugars, eggs and vanilla; beat until well combined Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining finely chopped chocolate pieces.
4. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake at 375 degrees °F. for 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Let the cookies cool on baking sheet on a wire rack for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to rack; let cool completely.

Per serving: 140 calories; 7 grams of fat; 2 grams of protein; 18 grams of carbohydrates; 1 gram of fiber; 80 milligrams sodium; 24 milligrams cholesterol.

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Yields 36 cookies; makes: 18 servings.