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photoDeath By Chocolate Cookies

16 ounces semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coarsely chop the chocolate. Set aside half. Place the remaining chocolate in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until melted. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Stir brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla into melted chocolate. Stir in flour and baking powder. Stir in reserved chopped chocolate. (The batter will resemble brownie batter.) Drop by 1/4 cupfuls or by rounded tablespoonfuls for smaller cookies onto cookie sheets. Bake until puffed and center feels set to touch, about 11 minutes for large cookies, 7 to 9 for smaller cookies.

Makes 12 large cookies or about 24 regular size.

From Robin Davis, food editor, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch

[Times photo: Patty Yablonski]