Joanne Fluke's Black and Whites
DO NOT PREHEAT OVEN! DOUGH MUCH CHILL BEFORE BAKING!
2 cups Chocolate Chips (12 oz package)
3/4 cup Butter ( 1 1/2 sticks)
2 cups Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Flour (not sifted, packed down!)
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar in a bowl for later
Melt the chocolate chips and butter in a large bowl in the microwave. It took about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Mix in the brown sugar and let it cool. (I did about 10-20 minutes)
Add in the eggs, one at a time, until mixed well.
Mix in the vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt.
Add the flour one cup at a time until well mixed.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put into the fridge for at least 4 hrs. (Overnight is even better!)
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll into 1-2 inch dough balls. This will get a bit messy but well worth it! Drop the dough balls into the powder sugar and coat them well.
Place them onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Don't worry about pressing them down, they will flatten as they cook!
Move to a wire rack after 1-2 minutes after pulling them out of the oven.
Grab a nice big glass of milk and try not to eat them all!