I recently found Nestle dark chocolate chips at the grocery store, and the recipe on the back of the bag for Jumbo Dark Chocolate Cookies sounded great. I refrigerated the dough for a couple of days before baking, perfect for the busy holiday season. I also made the cookies half the size recommended (yielded 24 instead of the 12 listed on the recipe).
1 10 ounce package (about 1 2/3 cups) of dark chocolate chips, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt 2/3 cup of the dark chocolate morsels in a microwave safe bowl, stirring frequently. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mixed together the flour, baking cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Cream together margarine and sugars until well-blended. Mix in vanilla and egg. Stir in melted chocolate.
Gradually stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the 1 cup of remaining dark chocolate chips.
Drop 1/4 cup balls of dough onto baking sheets. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Yields 12 jumbo cookies.