I learned today that at 8 months pregnant I should not be left home alone.
Not because I am afraid that I will go into labor.
Because I might bake cookies.
And then proceed to eat them. Multiple them.
Apparently the foods that I eat are flavoring the amniotic fluid that my baby is drinking. Babies become used to these flavors and it affects their choices when outside of the womb. Well, my baby girl will be very disappointed to learn that most people, or at least most healthy people, do not consume Salted Fudge Cookies with the regularity that I have today.
I'd better follow with a broccoli chaser.
Salted Fudge Cookies
Makes ~40 medium cookies
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Coarse ground sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a nonstick saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and stir in chocolate chips. Use a spatula to continue to stir until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. In a separate medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Slowly add flour mixture and continue to beat. Add chocolate mixture to bowl and, again, beat until smooth.
Prepare baking sheets with baking spray. Use a small spoon to place ~1 1/2 Tbsp batter onto baking sheet, placing each mound 1-2" apart. Sprinkle each mound with sea salt.
Bake for 6-8 minutes, then remove from oven. Allow to set for 5 minutes prior to transferring to wire racks to cool completely.