Gigantic Chocolate Cookies

About 18 cookies

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) semisweet baking chocolate, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coarsely chop 1 package of the chocolate; set aside.
  2. In a large microwaveable bowl, break up the remaining package of chocolate and microwave on high power for 1 to 2 minutes; stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Add the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, butter eggs, and vanilla; stir to mix well. Stir in the chopped chocolate and nuts.
  3. Drop by 1/4 cupfulls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed and the tops are dry. Cool slightly on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve, or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.