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.

Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Recipe from Sunset

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 118
  • Calories from fat: 50%
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 76mg
  • Cholesterol: 14mg

Ingredients

  • 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.)

Preparation

  1. 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. 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. 3. Drop dough in 1-tablespoon portions 3 inches apart onto buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.
  4. 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.
  5. Nutritional analysis per cookie.
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