Double Indulgence

Melt a valentine's heart with these chocolate chip cookies

There’s not much that will win over your loved one more than chocolate. If you really want to wow that special someone this year, whip up a batch of these double love, double delicious, double chocolate chip cookies. When you eat them warm out of the oven, your heart will melt like the chocolate in the middle. Your valentine will never be the same!


Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, cold and cut into cubes
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder
2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In large mixing bowl, cream together cold cubed butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Use a large ice cream scoop to scoop dough into large balls and place on lightly colored cookie sheet. The recipe should yield 15 cookies. Baking them five to a cookie sheet is recommended.

Bake for 11 minutes or until golden brown on the top. Let cookies rest for at least 10 minutes before eating.


Amanda Elliott is the chef at Peachtree Catering in Columbia. She also authors the website www.rusticsupper.com
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