1 t vanilla
¼ C good quality cocoa (I use Van Houten)
⅓ C flour (white or whole wheat or a mix of both)
about ⅓ C bitter chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Melt the butter by placing your metal mixing bowl in the preheating oven. While you do that, get your other ingredients ready.
- When the butter is nearly melted, take it out of the oven (Use a hot pad!) and mix it around until it all melts (a little not completely melted doesn't matter). Whisk in the sugar.
- Then whisk in first the eggs, then vanilla, then cocoa, then flour. Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips.
- Spread in an 8 inch square pan lined with cooking paper and bake for 25-28 minutes or until cooked. (A toothpick will come out clean - unless it hits a chocolate chip. You can also gently touch the top and it should no longer be doughy soft.)
- If you want to ice them, after they are removed from the oven, place a thin (dark) chocolate bar on the top. After a minute or two, spread it around.
- Cool on a wire rack. They're good the next day, too. If you make more than you will eat, individually wrap and freeze them in a freezer bag.