Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies
(From Southern Living Homestyle Cooking)

These double chocolate cookies are similar in texture to brownies.



1/2 cup butter

4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped

3 cups (18 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels, divided

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 large eggs

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups chopped pecans, toasted



Combine butter, chopped chocolate, and 1-1/2 cups chocolate morsels in a large heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until butter and chocolate melt; cool.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl; set aside. Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer. Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture, beating well. Add chocolate mixture; beat well. Stir in remaining 1-1/2 cups chocolate morsels and pecans.

Drop dough by 2 tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto parchment paper or wax paper-lined cookie sheets.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yields: 2-1/2 dozen.