These are chocolaty, moist and rich. They almost taste like brownies. Tip: Do not overbeat cookie dough once the flour is added; the cookies will then be tough rather than tender.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Cream the butter until light. Gradually beat in the white and brown sugar ( on low speed with a mixer if using one ) until creamy and light. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Melt the chocolate in a small, heavy saucepan over very low heat. Stir chocolate into the butter mixture.
Slowly stir in the salt and flour. Combine thoroughly. Stir in walnuts, if desired.
Shape into walnut-sized balls. Make an indentation with your thumb in each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes until just done. Cool on rack.