Bakery-Style Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus 2 hours refrigeration time)
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Servings: 18-20 cookies

Ingredients: 
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup  granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:
1. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, stirring till combined.

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2. Melt 3/4 of the chocolate chips in the microwave in 15 second increments until smooth, and set aside to cool.

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3. Cream together the butter and sugars.

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4. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until light and fluffy.

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5. Gently stir in the melted chocolate. The mixture should resemble chocolate mousse.

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6. Fold in the dry ingredients.

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7. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips, and refrigerate the batter for 1-2 hours or until firm.

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8. Scoop 2 tablespoon mounds of dough and place 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350°F oven or until cooked through.

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9. Serve warm with some milk!

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