Monday, May 18, 2009

Tassajara Chocolate Chews

The most popular cookie at Tassajara ...

1/2 lb semisweet chocolate
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
3/4 tsp instant coffee
3 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup unbleached flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanila
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a double boiler, melt the semisweet and unsweetened chocolate, butter and coffee together.

Meanwhile, beat the eggs and sugar until light in colour and thick. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Let the chocolate mixture cool slightly and then whisk into the eggs and sugar. Stir in the vanilla and then gently fold in the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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