Friday, January 3, 2014

Yummy Chocolate Cookies


Well, I don't know if I'd call these cookies "healthy" since there's really nothing healthy about them; however, they are pretty darn delicious. And if you only have 1 or 2 at a time, you won't have to feel guilty. Everything in moderation, right? I don't bake very often, so when I do, it's a very exciting day in the Peress household. 

First things first, if you don't already own a Silpat baking mat - STOP reading this blog right now and GO OUT AND BUY ONE. It will change your life. A Silpat baking mat bakes cookies perfectly and it is 100 times better than a nonstick pan. Why, you ask? Because nonstick pans aren't really nonstick. Silpat baking mats ARE.

These chocolate cookies are YUM. Everyone in my office went crazy for them. So I hope you enjoy. 

Roll balls of cookie dough in powdered sugar and place on baking mat.
If your pan is warm, the cookies will start to spread out right away


  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 4 squares of unsweetened baker's chocolate
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, unbeaten
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 c. walnuts (optional)
  • Approx. 1 c. powdered sugar

  • Melt butter and chocolate.
  • In a bowl, combine melted butter and melted chocolate with sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating the mixture after each addition
  • Add sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add nuts if you're including them. 
  • Allow the dough to chill in the refrigerator for several hours (I let these chill overnight but at least 6-8 hours should be good) 
  • Form the dough into small balls. Roll in powdered sugar. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes each, depending on the strength of your oven. 
Yields: Approximately 6 dozen
Serving: 1 cookie
Weight Watchers Points: 2 points


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