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Decadent recipes for chocolate desserts

From classics such as chewy chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, to crazy candy creations such as Peanut Butter Cup and Snickers crunch brownies; whatever your guilty pleasure, we've got you covered with more than 50 chocolate recipes.

Chewy jumbo chocolate chip cookies

The Pastry Chef's Baking
When making big chocolate chip cookies, be sure to chill the dough first so it doesn't spread out and become too thin.

By Carol Ramos, The Pastry Chef's Baking
Yield: 26 jumbo cookies
Source: Land O Lakes: Cookies

3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 12-ounce package (2 cups) plus 1/4 cup extra semisweet real chocolate chips or chunks

1. In medium bowl combine flour, cake flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside. In large mixer bowl combine sugar, brown sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (2 to 3 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often until well mixed (1 minute). Reduce speed to low. Continue beating, gradually adding flour mixture, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes). By hand, stir in chocolate chips.

2. Cover the dough and place it into the fridge until chilled, about 30 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

3. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown. (DO NOT OVERBAKE.) Let stand 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets.

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