The Newest in Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Think you've tried it all? Try these two chocolate cookie recipes

Like a true chocoholic, I'm always on the search for new chocolate cookie recipes. Of course, there's nothing wrong with good ol' Tollhouse cookies. But every now and then you start longing for a change: a new way to make deliciously warm and moist cookies without resorting to the same old recipe. So you do what every modern chocoholic does when such an urge strikes: you hit the Internet.

Or in this case, I do it for you. Here are two chocolate cookie recipes you can really sink your teeth into (er, the cookies, please -- no bite marks on the computer screen). Okay, there's nothing that extreme about them -- unless you count eating your body weight in sugar as "extreme" -- but you won't be complaining!

The new

A cross between a brownie and a cookie... yum yum!

Ingredients:

-1/2 plus 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
-1/4 cup butter
-1 egg
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/3 cup white sugar
-1/4 cup flour
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-2 tbsp cocoa powder
-1/3 cup walnuts
-1/3 cup raisins

In the microwave or a double-boiler, melt the 1/2 cup chocolate chips and butter. Meanwhile, whisk together the egg, vanilla, and sugar until they thicken and stir in the chocolate mixture. Combine the dry ingredients, then whisk them into the batter just until blended. Fold in the nuts, chocolate chips, and raisins, then refrigerate the dough for an hour.

Roll the dough into balls and flatten them slightly. Bake at 325 for 13 to 15 minutes, just until the puff. They get firmer as they cool. The result? This is the most cakelike of the chocolate cookie recipes, almost a brownie. But it's still delicious!

The delectable

These peanut butter s'mores just might be among the best chocolate cookie recipes ever.

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup butter
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1 cup peanut butter
-1 egg
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1 cup flour
-4 chocolate bars that break into squares (such as Jersey Milks)
-about 25 large marshmallows

Blend the butter and sugar. Add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda and flour, then add them to the wet ingredients.

Roll the dough into balls and bake them for 8 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375. They won't be set after eight minutes, but take them out anyway. While they're cooking, cut the large marshmallows into half. Press a marshmallow half into each cookie, then return them to the oven for 3 minutes.

Take them out, press a chocolate square into each, and you have the easiest and most delectable of chocolate cookie recipes: peanut butter s'mores!

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