These cookies were adapted from a recipe on Stephanie's Kitchen. They are soft and chewy with a yummy melted chocolate filling. They're best when eaten warm and fresh out of the oven, but if you're eating them the next day, they're also delicious warmed up in the microwave for about 10 seconds each. Just be careful not to burn your tongue (not that I know that from experience or anything...)
Gooey Chocolate Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped or mini chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, until mixture is light and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
3. Shape dough into 1 - 2 inch balls (depending on how big you want your cookies). Push a couple of chocolate chunks into the middle of the ball and cover completely with dough.
4. Bake cookies for 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet two minutes. Serve immediately or move to a cooking rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.