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Jumbo Brownie Cookies

Day 4! These Jumbo Brownie Cookies from Taste of Home are the best of both worlds- the chocolately soft center of a brownie, with the crisp edges of a cookie.   I knew right off the bat that I wouldn't be using the chocolate called for- I am the only dark chocolate fan, and 60% would be way too much for my guys.  I used Nestle Dark Chocolate chips instead, which are 53%.    And even though it says the espresso powder is optional, I highly recommend it.   You don't taste COFFEE, it just brings out the chocolate flavor.  

These were fantastic with a nice cold glass of milk.    I might make them smaller next time for easier dunking, and because to the guys, no one eats just one cookie, not even when it's a jumbo one.   Thank you to Rebecca C for sharing her recipe!


                      
* Exported from MasterCook *

                          Jumbo Brownie Cookies


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  2 2/3 cups  60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips -- I used Nestle Dark (53%)
     1/2           cup butter -- cubed
  4              large  eggs
  1 1/2           cups  sugar
  4          teaspoons  vanilla extract
  2          teaspoons  instant espresso powder -- optional (I used it)
     2/3           cup  all-purpose flour
     1/2      teaspoon  baking powder
     1/4      teaspoon  salt
  1            package  semisweet chocolate chunks -- (11-1/2 ounces)

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat; cool until mixture is warm.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla and, if desired, espresso powder until blended. Whisk into chocolate mixture. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt; add to chocolate mixture, mixing well. Fold in chocolate chunks; let stand 10 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 3 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool on pans 1-2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Source:
  "http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/jumbo-brownie-cookies"




Welcome to 12 Days Christmas Cookies, hosted by FamilyAroundTheTable and CookingwithCarlee. We'll be sharing delicious cookie recipes all week long in celebration of the holiday season. Perfect for your holiday cookie trays or party dessert table. Search #ChristmasCookies to see all the goodies these 12 days. Follow the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Pinterest board for more cookie ideas. Please visit all the blogs sharing cookie recipes today:

Day 4

Eggnog Biscotti from Making the Most of Naptime
German Gingerbread Cookies from Cooking With Carlee
Jumbo Brownie Cookies from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Lebkuchen from A Day in the Life on The Farm
Toasted Butter Pecan Cookies from Family Around the Table


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