Double Chocolate Amaretto Brownie Bites

These cookies are quicker than brownies and go great with a tall glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. They also have that great, crusty-chewy, corner brownie texture around the edges… on every cookie! Not that there’s anything wrong with those middle brownies. I’m just a big fan of that crusty-chewiness and I know there’s others out there that feel the same way because there is a specialized, all-edges brownie pan on the market. No kidding! But you probably already have a cookie sheet just begging to be used!

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup softened butter

1/3 cup light corn syrup

1 egg

3 squares of melted, unsweetened chocolate (aka 3oz.)

1 teaspoon imitation almond extract

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees while you cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the corn syrup and egg. Then stir in the chocolate and imitation almond extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl; then add to the chocolate mixture. Mix well and stir in the chocolate chips. Drop one tablespoonful each; about two inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10- 15 minutes and cool on racks. Makes about two dozen.

Warning! This is not a low-fat or low-carb food. These cookies are so tasty that they do not lend themselves to moderate eating practices. I do not know what the nutrition information is for these and I choose to remain blissfully ignorant! However, if you’ve had a bad day at work, the April showers are snow showers accompanied by a bitingly cold wind, or you just need some chocolate—these will hit the spot. Trust me.

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