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Chewy Chocolate Bites

December 11th, 2006 | 11 Comments »

Chewy Chocolate Bites

4 squares Bakers unsweetened baking chocolate

1 1/2 sticks butter (no subs or all of the above mentioned will fail, trust me)

2 c. sugar

3 eggs, beaten

1 t. vanilla

2 c. flour

Preheat oven to 350. Melt chocolate and butter over low heat (or use double boiler) until only small pieces remain. Remove from heat and stir gently to melt completely. Stir in sugar, blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, mix well. Chill for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle. Shape into 1″ balls and place on greased cookie sheets about 2″ apart. Bake 8 minutes or until just set. Do not overbake. (again, trust me, don’t make ‘em crispy ‘cuz all that stuff I said earlier? Yeah, ain’t gonna happen) Allow to cool on baking sheet about a minute then transfer to wire racks.

These are fabulous all by themselves, a dense chewy and rich cookie with amazing chocolate taste. However, you could up the Christmas love by embellishing them any and all ways. Crush some candy canes and sprinkle over the top before baking; press pieces of peanut butter cups in them after they come out of the oven; drizzle them with melted white chocolate (or my fav….melted cappucino chips….this, I swear, could solve world peace) or how about spreading them with a thick layer of mocha icing?? The possibilities are endless and as long and varied as everyone’s imagination. Bottom line…..MAKE them! Do yourself a favor if the omnipresent and ridiculous commercialism of Christmas is in any way getting to you and making you want to hibernate, go into hiding with a container of these and let the rest of the world just fall away. I don’t doubt it would do you wonders.

11 Responses to “Chewy Chocolate Bites”

  1. Joo says:

    I made these last night for an Oscar party. Oh, but they were delicious. A big hit – thank you!

  2. Hi, Kate!

    Tks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it!

    I’m tagging your recipe so next time I’m in need of some chocolate boost I know where to go! ;)

  3. cooknkate says:

    That’s just me…..spreadin’ the love!

  4. aria says:

    we do, we love ya. the great thing about these is i already have all the stuff to make them! woot

  5. Marty says:

    Those sound delicious! And I love the ideas for Crazy Christmas love. Hmm… I might have to try these.

  6. Kate, I made these today per your suggestion. DELICIOUS! MUAH MUAH MUAH.

    I did notice that those that baked directly on the cookie sheet firmed up better than the ones baked on a silpat.

  7. [...] If you’re looking to do some holiday baking, sounds like you’d better get some baker’s chocolate and make these Chewy Chocolate Cookies from Kate in the kitchen. She’s the creator of the cheesecake cookies I posted about a few weeks ago. And from the sounds of these chocolate cookies, we can bring on world peace if enough of us make them. Well, that might require sharing them . . . [...]

  8. journeytomom says:

    Well, guess I’d better run out and get some chocolate!
    Merry Christmas.

  9. Kristen says:

    OK – you’ve convinced me. Merry Christmas to me :)
    They sound soooo good.

  10. cooknkate says:

    awwww…i’m blushin’ !!
    ;-)

  11. Jeff says:

    But we love ya so much already! :D