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Shameless Chocolate Gobs
10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate - melted and cooled
1/2 C. unsalted butter
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. white sugar
1 t. pure vanilla
2 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 T. very strong coffee
2 C. semi-sweet chocolate (or half milk, half semi-sweet) - coarsely chopped
1 C. pecans - optional
1 C. dried sour cherries - optional
Melt the chocolate, cool and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the brown sugar, white sugar and butter until
smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well. Fold in flour, baking powder,
baking soda, salt and coffee. Fold in chocolate (nuts, cherries).
Wrap dough and chill for an hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place large balls of dough
(about 2 inches in diameter) on baking sheet (about 3 inches apart). Bake until
just set (13 to 17 minutes). Cool well before removing from sheet.
About 1 1/2 dozen large cookies.