Chocolate, Chocolate and MORE Chocolate! The cookies I only make to give away!

 
My mother shared this recipe with me a few years ago when I was looking for something to make for teachers, friends and neighbors.  And while it is not fancy or gourmet, the cookies have been a huge hit! Some might say that no matter the recipe, as long as it involves chocolate, of course it will be a hit!  As you will see from the ingredients, that is why I make them and get them out of the house as soon as possible! 
Because they are smaller cookies and the outer shell is harder like a brownie, they are great to put in bags/containers and give as gifts. 

Chocolate Chunk Cookies
6 1 oz semi sweet chocolate squares 
2 1 oz unsweetened chocolate squares 
1/3 cup butter
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups chopped walnuts
Combine first three ingredients in saucepan (my pictures are a double batch) until chocolate melts. Beat eggs and sugar and add chocolate mixture. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to chocolate mixture. Fold in chocolate morsels, pecans and walnuts. 
Lightly grease cookie sheet. (I use parchment paper)Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. (I usually do 12...similar to a brownie, they will get shiny on top). Cool 1 minute then move to wire rack. 

You can fill some fun containers to deliver them or simply a favor bag and tie a bow....or yes, you may just want to pour a glass of milk and enjoy!