Decadent Chocolate Cookies

Diane M.

By
@dinee

Ok... So, sometimes a person just needs chocolate. When that happens, I go to this, my husband's recipe. Obviously he knows what it takes to make a me happy! These are sooo good and chocolatey...

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4 dozen

Ingredients

1/2 c
shortening
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1
egg
1/2 c
sour cream
1 1/2 tsp
real vanilla extract
3 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips(divided)
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 c
chopped walnuts or pecans

Step-By-Step

1Cream together the shortening with the brown sugar.
2Mix into the creamed mixture the egg, sour cream, and vanilla.
3Melt HALF(1 1/2 cups) of the chocolate chips in the microwave (in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until almost melted, then stop. It will continue melting)
Add to the creamed mixture.
4In separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture, stirring until smooth.
5Fold in nuts and remaining(1 1/2 cups) chocolate chips (or can substitute peanut butter chips instead). Chill dough for about 1/2 hour.
6Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place heaping tsps of dough on greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 mins, or just until set up. Do not overbake, cookies will still be a bit soft because of all the chocolate. Let cool for a few mins on the cookie sheet before placing on cooling racks. Wrap these babies in pretty containers and deliver to your friends with a carton of milk! They will love you!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Hashtags: #gifts, #potluck, #rich