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:fnw 2006 - Day 10 - Super Gooey Chocolate Drops :photo

Super Gooey Chocolate Drops

2006 12 Days of Cookies - Day 10 - Courtesy of Food Network

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
2 Tablespoons buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Hershey's or Scharffen Berger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
11 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup dried cherries, (optional)

Instructions:

Position racks in the lower and upper third of the oven and preheat to 325║F.
Line 3 baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.
(If you don't have 3 pans, simply cool the pan between batches.)
Put the butter and the unsweetened and semisweet chocolates in a medium microwave-safe bowl.
Heat at 75 percent power in the microwave until soft, about 2 minutes.
Stir and heat again until melted, up to 2 minutes more.
(Alternatively, put the chocolates and butter in a heatproof bowl. Bring a saucepan filled with an inch or so of water to a very slow simmer; set the bowl over, but not touching the water, and stir occasionally until melted and smooth.)
Stir the light brown and granulated sugars and vanilla into the chocolate mixture with a wooden spoon.
Add the eggs and buttermilk and beat vigorously until thick and glossy.
In another bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa, cinnamon and salt together.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just mixed.
Stir in chocolate chunks and dried cherries, if using.
Drop the batter in heaping tablespoons onto baking sheets--a small ice cream scoop is ideal for this.
Space the cookies about 2-inches apart.
Bake until the cookies set but are soft and fudgy on the inside, 12 to 15 minutes.
Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Serve.
Store cookies in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for up to a week.

12 DAYS OF COOKIES - :fnw Food Network #113

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:fnw 2006 - Day 02 - Almond Shortbreads :recins
:fnw 2006 - Day 03 - Chocolate Chip Cookies :recins *PIC*
:fnw 2006 - Day 04 - Peanut Butter and Chocolate Biscotti :recins *PIC*
:fnw 2006 - Day 05 - Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars :recins *PIC*
:fnw 2006 - Day 06 - Whoopie Pies :recins *PIC*
:fnw 2006 - Day 07 - Golden Rugalach :recins *PIC*
:fnw 2006 - Day 08 - Iced Citrus Crackle Cookie :recins *PIC*
:fnw 2006 - Day 09 - Coconut-Cranberry Macaroons :recins *PIC*
:fnw 2006 - Day 10 - Super Gooey Chocolate Drops :photo
:fnw 2006 - Day 11 - Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Crisps :photo
:fnw 2006 - Day 12 - Butter and Jam Thumbprints :photo
:fnw 2006 - Day 13 - Angel Wings :photo
:fnw 2008 - Day 01 - Paradise Macaroons :photo
:fnw 2008 - Day 02 - Pistachio Linzertorte :photo
:fnw 2008 - Day 09 - The Neelys' Candy Cane Cookies :photo
:fnw 2008 - Day 10 - Paula's Snowflake Cookies :photo
:fnw 2008 - Day 11 - Duff's Black and White Cookie :photo
:fnw 2008 - Day 12 - Sandra's Stained Glass Wreath Cookies :photo *LINK*
:fnw 2010 - Day 01 - Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 02 - Garam Masala-Chocolate Gingerbread :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 03 - Coconut Macaroons :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 04 - Dried Cherry and Almond Biscotti :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 05 - Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 06 -Turtle Graham Bars :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 07 - Raspberry Cake Bars :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 08 - Sunny's Holiday PB and J Thumbprints :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 09 - Fruit and Nut Holiday Shortbread :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 10 - Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 11 - Polvorones: Ground Walnut Cookies :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 12 - Craisy Oatmeal Cookies :photo
:fnw 2010 - Day 13 - 3-in-1 Sugar Cookies :photo