Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia - 45th installment. The recipe is Double Chocolate Cookies.
These cookies are really rich and chocolatey. They have 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate and four ounces of unsweetened - a pound of chocolate in one batch of cookies?! Some of the chocolate is melted into the dough, and some chopped and thrown in as chunks. They have just enough flour to hold them together...kind of like a chocolate chunk brownie in cookie shape. You can see the shiny surface in the photo. It was important not to overbake them - I did overcook one batch, and they turned slightly black on the bottom and got a little dried out. (Of course we ate them anyway!).
The cookies were easy to make, and I had no problems following the recipe. I really like the fact that the recipes in this book are clear about when you can hold things in the fridge, and for how long - I baked some of the cookies, and then kept the rest of the dough in the fridge until a few days later when I had more time to bake the rest. Everyone loved them - we ate them slowly, since they were so rich and dense...they were quite popular with the afterschool snack audience ;-)