2 pkgs (8 oz each) Baker's semi-sweet baking chocolate divided
or 1 pkg and 1 pkg of chocolate chips of choice
3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 cups chopped walnuts (oppotional, as I left them out)
Preheat oven to 350.
Coarsely chop the chocolate squares and set aside.
Microwave 8 chocolate squares on high for 2 minutes.
Add sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.
Stir until blended.
Add flour and baking soda.
Stir in chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips and nuts if preferred).
Drop onto cookie sheet.
Bake 12-13 minutes