Save Room for Dessert..Symphony Bar Milk Chocolate Cookies

Today’s dessert comes from Martha Stewart’s Cookies.  I’ve had it for awhile, and I have yet to try any of the recipes.  The cookie on the cover, Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, looked delicious to me – chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, & nutmeg – a perfect combination of flavors as far as I am concerned, but I knew neither the child nor the husband would eat them, and I really wanted to bake a cookie for them to enjoy.  So, I kept looking, and I came across Milk Chocolate Cookies – perfect, except I didn’t have the requisite good-quality milk chocolate; however, I did have 2 large Symphony bars.  Good enough for me, I decided.  This is both a chewy and crunchy cookie, a perfect combination in my book.  Hope you enjoy them!
Symphony Bar Milk Chocolate Cookies
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-4.25 oz Symphony Bar with Almond & Toffee Chips
1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment or spray with non-stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • Melt together one of the Symphony bars with the stick of butter – I did this in the microwave, stirring after intervals of 30 seconds.  The cookbook says to use a double-boiler technique – your choice.  Once melted, allow the mixture to cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cooled melted chocolate, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low, add the flour/cocoa mixture.
  • Chop the remaining Symphony bar, and add to the cookie dough. 
  • Chill for 15 minutes.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto prepared pan.  The cookies spread, so allow at least 2″ between them.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes at 325 degrees.
  • Allow to cool before removing from pan.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies.