Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Good Hunk

This week has been a bit busy! I started my master's classes, had our first faculty meeting, and had back to school night. Everything went well but I was so ready for the weekend. We went for a late breakfast with my sister Audrey, she's a sophomore in college, and on the way home my husband's car stopped working. Long story short, an hour and a half later we were riding in a tow truck home. Never a dull moment!

Chunky Cookies

These cookies were requested by a co-worker of my husband. They remind me of the Chunky candy bar. The only difference is these have walnuts, instead of peanuts.

Oven 325
Makes 1 dozen cookies
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 pinch of salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup raisins

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup chocolate chips and butter.

Heat for 1 minute at full power, stir and continue to heat at 20 second intervals, stirring between each until chocolate has melted. Set aside to cool slightly.

Whisk together the egg, vanilla, and sugar in another bowl. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt; whisk into the batter until blended.

Fold in the nuts, raisins, and remaining chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray. Scoop out heaping tablespoonfuls of dough and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake until slightly puffed and just set, 14 minutes. Set the baking sheet on a cooling rack to cool. Cookies will firm up as they cool.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Okay, so I finally watched the Chunky commercial. How funny is that? Who knew that they got the cast from any typical 80's sitcom to film a commercial for Chunky candy bars? :)