Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Your guests will devour these soft chocolaty brownie cookies. The secret is to underbake them slightly.

½ cup unsalted butter
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Melt butter and chocolate in a heavy pot over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until combined. Blend chocolate mixture with egg mixture, and then fold in flour mixture.

Place dough on cookie sheets in approximately 1 tablespoon mounds, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, leaving them slightly underbaked for a chewy, brownie-like texture. Makes about 24 cookies.