"Death by Chocolate" Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F
In small saucepan or microwave (I use the microwave on high for a minute or two, stirring every 30 seconds) melt:
1/4 C chocolate chips.
Set aside and allow to cool.
1/2 C (1 stick) butter
1/2-3/4 C brown sugar (I prefer 1/2 C but 3/4 C makes for a more traditionally sweet cookie)
1 egg (or egg replacer)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix in separate bowl and then add to butter mixture:
1 C flour
1/4 C cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp instant coffee (optional, gives a darker flavor I like)
Mix until just combined, then stir in melted chocolate. Then add:
1-2 C chocolate chips
Roll dough into balls, then cook at 350 for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should look slightly underdone when you take them out of the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on the pan, then loosen with a spatula. Transferring them immediately to a cooling rack after coming out of the oven results in an almighty mess, as the cookies tend to melt through the gaps in the rack (not that I know from personal experience or anything...)
(Pictures will follow once I have time to upload them... the grad student, she is busy).