Eat More Chocolate! Make it organic, raw, dark and from sustainable sources that are Free Trade!
New research has found that devoted consumers of chocolate — including some who consume the equivalent of about two standard candy bars a day — are 11% less likely than those who eat little to no chocolate to have heart attacks and strokes, and 25% less likely to die of cardiovascular disease.
Chocolate is rich in antioxidants, is a powerful euphoric and is a great antidepressant.
Here are my favorites;
Yield : 36
1 pound semisweet chocolate — chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 large eggs — at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup sweet rice flour — sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
12 ounces chocolate chips
1) In a large bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chopped chocolate with the butter, stirring a few times, until smooth, about 7 minutes.
2) In another large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar at medium speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla and salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the melted chocolate, then fold in the flour and baking powder. Stir in the chocolate chips.
3) Scrape the batter into a shallow baking dish, cover and freeze until well chilled and firm, about 2 hours.
4) Preheat the oven to 375° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Working in batches, scoop 2-tablespoon-size mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
5) Bake for about 4 minutes at 375 degrees, then turn oven to 350 and continue baking cookies 15 minutes, until the cookies are dry around the edges and cracked on top.
6) Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely before serving.