1 pkg. (8 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
8 oz pkg semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped or 1 1/2 cups
semi-sweet chocolate chunks
2 cups walnuts, chopped (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Microwave chocolate squares in large microwavable bowl in high for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla with wooden spoon until well blended. Stir
in flour and baking powder. Stir in chopped nuts and chocolate chiups or chunks. Drop by scant 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 13-14 minutes or until cookies are puffed and feel set to the touch. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire racks Makes about 18 large cookies.
Note: If omitting nuts, increase flour to 3/4 cup to prevent spreading.