Black Gold Cookies~

Slightly altered from Death by Chocolate Cookies

6 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

10 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped and divided (I used Dove Discoveries)

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

6 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 325º.  Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

Microwave 6 ounces of the semi sweet chocolate, the unsweetened chocolate and the butter using 30 second intervals to stop and stir, until mixture is melted and smooth.  Set aside.

Put the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat on medium speed for about 6 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl at the halfway mark.  Add the chocolate mixture and mix for about a minute till well combined.  Scrape down sides of bowl and add flour mixture and the remaining 4 ounces of chopped chocolate. Mix for about 30 seconds, then remove bowl and finish mixing by hand just till all flour is incorporated and chocolate chunks are dispersed.

Scoop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, about 12 cookies per sheet.  Bake for about 10 minutes, rotating pans at the halfway point to ensure even baking.

Cool on cooling rack at least 30 minutes before removing from baking sheets.  Makes 36.