Chocolate Cadillac Cookies

Verla posted 06-01-99

Chocolate Cadillac Cookies

1 stick (8 ounces) of butter
3 cups chocolate chips, divided
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsley chopped
2 1/2 tsp. imstant coffee granules
1 T. hot water
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c. pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease heavy baking sheets (do not use non-stick pans).

In microwave or double broiler, melt the butter, 1 1/2 c. of chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate. Dissolve coffee in one tablespoon of hot water; stir it into melted chocolate. Cool slightly.

In large mixing bowl, cream eggs, sugar, and vanilla until mixture is thickened . Stir in chocolate. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and fold into batter. Fold in remaining 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and pecan pieces. If kitchen is hot or dough is very runny, refrigerate batter 15 to 20 minutes.

Drop dough by the tablespoon onto cookie sheets; bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cookies will be very soft when they come out of the oven transfer carefully from baking sheets to cool. Makes 3 to 4 dozen!

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