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Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Chocolate Fudge Cookies

(Based on Chocolate Fudge Cookies recipe from Baking Unplugged, by Nicole Reese)

Makes 2 dozen cookies

You will need:

* I used Callebaut

** I have this wonderful can of Monbana spice-flavored cocoa powder. I used 3 tablespoons Droste and 1 tablespoon Monbana. Since I assume most people don’t have Monbana on hand, I have provided you with the alternative of using all plain cocoa powder and adding the spices yourself.

Directions:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350° F/180°C (320° F/160°C for convection oven).
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heavy-bottomed pan over very low heat, stir well, then pour into a large mixing bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk the sugar into the chocolate until the mixture is fluffy and no lumps remain.
  4. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract until smooth – do not overbeat!
  5. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and spices until well combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop tablespoons of dough, spaced about 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets lined with baking paper.
  8. Bake in batches for 8-10 minutes – cookies should be puffed in the center, but still quite soft. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
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