It’s Tuesday…

It’s Tuesday and if you frequent my blog, you know that means it is time for another recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. The recipe for Chocolate Chunkers was chosen by Claudia of Fool for Food. This recipe has a lot of chocolate, in fact it calls for four types, bittersweet, semisweet, unsweetened and milk or white. I did not have any unsweetened chocolate on hand, so I just subbed more bittersweet. Although these are not the most beautiful cookies I have ever made, they taste delicious! In fact, I wish I had doubled the recipe, since as written it only yielded 23 cookies. These were a big hit with the boyfriend who proclaimed them to be “awesome” as well as co-workers who were sniffing out more. The Chocolate Chunkers are definitely in our Top 5 Dorie favorites…I will definitely be whipping this recipe up again in the near future. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chunkers Recipe

1/3 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking powder
3 tablespoon unsalted butter – cut into three pieces
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped into chunks or 1 cup chocolate chips
6 oz. milk or white chocolate, chopped or 1 cup chocolate chips
1 ½ coarsely chopped nuts ( I used pecans)
1 cup moist, plump raisins (dark or golden) or finely chopped, moist, plump dried apricots

Center a rack in the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon mats.

Sift together flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder.

Set a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Add the butter, bittersweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate and heat stirring occasionally, just until melted-the chocolate and butter should be smooth and shiny, but not so hot that the butter separates. Remove the bowl from the heat and set on the counter to cool.

Beat eggs and sugar on medium high speed for about two minutes until they are pale and foamy. Add vanilla and scrape down bowl. Reduce mixer to low speed and add melted chocolate, mixing only until incorporated. Add dry ingredients until they disappear into the dough, which will be thick, smooth and shiny.

Scrape down the bowl and mix in the semisweet and white or milk chocolate chunks (or chips), nuts, and raisins. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons leaving about an inch of space between mounds of dough. Bake one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes. The tops of the cookies will look a little dry, but the interiors should still be soft.

18 Responses to “It’s Tuesday…”

  1. Megan — September 15, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Oh yes! These are definitely in the top 5. I plan on making them again soon too!


  2. Laura — September 16, 2008 at 6:40 am

    These are my favorite so far (but I should qualify that with the fact that tey’re only my 5th recipe)! You cookies look so great and what beautiful photos – nice job!


  3. Lori — September 16, 2008 at 6:56 am

    i can’t imagine doubling the recipe….SO much chocolate to buy! but yum, they are tasty.


  4. chocolatechic — September 16, 2008 at 7:59 am

    These were fabulous, weren’t they!


  5. Cathy — September 16, 2008 at 9:28 am

    You make them look beautiful though. I will make these again and again — I thought they were fabulous!


  6. Em — September 16, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Your cookies are gorgeous :) :)


  7. SiHaN — September 16, 2008 at 11:18 am

    i wish i could make these again. This time with a bigger budget.. haha. Yours look fantastic though might i say.


  8. Engineer Baker — September 16, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Wow – doubling? I don’t think I could handle that much chocolate in one place! Good thing you have your boyfriend and some coworkers to foist them off on!


  9. Marthe — September 16, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I’m with you: this recipe will be made over and over!! I loved them!!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!


  10. Leslie — September 16, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Oh yummy! I love the contrast of the white chocolate against the brown cookie! Beautiful!


  11. Mara — September 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    yummm…yours look great…i halved the recipe and still got 14 cookies..i must be a small scooper!


  12. Pamela — September 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Yours actually look pretty compared to mine! I really liked these little suckers, and I think I’ll add them to the cookie trays for Christmas.


  13. Prudy — September 16, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Your pictures came out so well! I wish mine looked that good. I wish I’d doubled it too.


  14. Carla — September 17, 2008 at 9:24 am

    If they weren’t so darn expensive with the chocolate, I would be making them all the time!


  15. The DeL Sisters — September 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    We really liked them as well! YUM!


  16. Erin — September 17, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    These look great! I love your pictures!


  17. Barbara — September 21, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Ooh, yummy! We loved them too!


  18. Tinsie — September 23, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    These look unbelievably devine!!


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