2 package s (16 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coarsely chop 8 squares (1 package) of the chocolate; set aside. Microwave remaining 8 squares chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in flour and baking power. Stir in reserved chopped chocolate and nuts.
Drop by large tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 11 to 12 minutes or until cookies are puffed and feel set to the touch. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.