Chocolate Therapy Cookies

Debbie Dahlin writes that the salubrious benefits promised by the name of these ultrarich chocolate-chocolate chip cookies come not just from eating them but also from baking them.


Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

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Nutritional Information

Calories 118
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Protein 1 g
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 3.9 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 76 mg
Cholesterol 14 mg


8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
About 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz.)


1. In a large bowl set over (but not touching) barely simmering water, stir chopped semisweet chocolate and butter often until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove bowl from over water and, with a whisk or a mixer on medium speed, beat in the sugar, egg, and vanilla until well blended.

2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to chocolate mixture and stir until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

3. Drop dough in 1-tablespoon portions 3 inches apart onto buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

4. Bake in a 350° regular or convection oven just until cookies are set on the edges but still slightly soft in the center, 7 to 10 minutes; if baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

Nutritional analysis per cookie.

Debbie Dahlin, Hilmar, California,


December 2001
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