Food & Drink

Giant Chocolate-Toffee Cookies

Makes about 18

This recipe is from the March 2000 edition of Bon Appétit magazine.

Ingredients:

½ cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 pound bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped

¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter

1¾ cups (packed) brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

5 1.4-ounce chocolate-covered English toffee bars (such as Heath), coarsely chopped

1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped

Instructions:

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; whisk to blend. Stir chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Cool mixture to lukewarm.

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in bowl until thick, about five minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, then toffee and nuts. Chill batter until firm, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper. Drop batter by ¼ cupfuls onto sheets, spacing 2½ inches apart. Bake just until tops are dry and cracked but cookies are still soft to touch, about 15 minutes. Cool on sheets. (Can be made two days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

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