December 4, 2006 6:55pm CST
I really love chocolate. does anybody have any good & easy chocolate recipes to share?
29 Apr 07
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I SUBMITTED BY: Kathy Brandt "These cookies are great...you get a double dose of chocolate! My kids love them." INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins SUBMITTED BY: Laura "Very, very chocolate-y! Great with a glass of milk." INGREDIENTS 6 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate 1/3 cup unsalted butter 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with papers. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the semisweet chocolate together with the butter. Let stand until cooled, about 10 minutes. Lightly beat the egg. In a small bowl, stir together the chocolate-butter mixture with the buttermilk, sugar, egg, and vanilla, until blended well. In a large bowl, stir together flour, soda, and salt. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in the chocolate mixture, and stir until just combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the lined muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove muffin tin from oven and let stand at least 5 minutes, before removing the muffins and letting them cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cooled; can be frozen as well.