Sunday, August 2, 2009

Very Chocolatey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The hubby went fishing with some friends today, so I got up early to make a quick breakfast before they left, and then the puppies and I held down the fort for the day.

The puppies are always sad when the hubby leaves. Here they are, eagerly awaiting his return.

The hubby had been gone for approximately 14 minutes and 26 seconds at this time. It was a long wait.

I was going to laze around and then spend the afternoon shopping, but I had an unfortunate run-in with a heavy box last night, and my toe might never be the same. I know it's not broken, but I can't wear shoes, and shoes are handy when you're shopping.

(I wish I could say this was an isolated incident, but this happens a lot. I have toe issues. Actually, I have a lot of issues in general. As my dad puts it, "Things happen to Alyssa that don't happen to other people." I'm pretty sure he means that as a compliment.)

I can still hobble around, albeit painfully, but I made myself useful doing laundry and napping. And baking cookies. These cookies are super fudgy to start with, and the addition of chocolate chunks sends them over the top. (They're not terribly pretty, but don't judge a cookie by its cover.) The menfolk and I ate them for dessert, following a huge batch of spicy chicken and sausage alfredo.

And yes, the guys brought home plenty of fresh fish, which they filleted outside, thankfully. I've been instructed to cook that fish the next time they go, and they'll replenish the supply.

Very Chocolatey Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Makes about 30

8 oz. semisweet chips
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. flour
8 oz. semisweet or milk chocolate chunks

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt semisweet chips on the stovetop, or microwave in a glass bowl for about 2 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

3. Combine sugar and butter, and then add melted chocolate. When combined and slightly cooled, add eggs and vanilla. Mix in baking powder, salt, and flour, and then stir in chocolate chunks.

I used some little teeny Hershey bars that I found God only knows where. I'm trying to make a dent in the freezer o' baking supplies. I horde. It's part of my charm.

4. Form cookies into balls, and then flatten on cookie sheets. (The cookies don't have a lot of butter, so they won't spread out on the pan very much by themselves.)

5. Bake 11-12 minutes. Let cookies sit on pan a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.


Judy said...

I am drooling over these cookies. I don't think they're ugly at all. Sorry about your toe, hope it feels better soon. My hubby also fishes. I love when he brings home stuff. We have some crabs in the freezer right now and I'm thinking of crabs and spaghetti, yummm.

Sophie said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog & I didn't know you were a foodie fan of mine!! I am truly honoured!!

Your chocolate chip cooies look wonderful!!

Many greetings from Brussels, Belgium

Miakoda said...

Wow, that's a lot of chocolate. I'd love a quick bite or two...oh well, just give them all to me! ;)

Justin said...

i love chunks so big that you can still see the hershey logo, and i agree that these are totally pretty. how could you go wrong with something so chocolatey?

Palidor said...

Haha, I should know better than to read food blogs before dinner time. Those cookies look to die for!

And your puppies are sooooo cute! Ha, that's something my cats would never do.