Chewy Chocolate Cookies with deep decadent flavor, chewy on the inside with a slight crispy edge. Great for Gift Exchanges or neighbor gifts because you can make them up in no time!
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, both sugars and vanilla. Mix well
In a separate bowl use a fork to beat egg well. Then add to butter/sugar mix and blend well.
Sift together flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt in a separate bowl.
In 3 sections slowly add flour mix to butter mixture incorporating completely before adding the next section.
Once the dough is completely mixed together, remove bowl from mixer stand and grab a wooden spoon/spatula.
Slowly mix in your add in topping by hand to evenly distribute toppings through out the dough.
Using your hands, roll into a log about 2 3/4 in diameter. (TIP: Dust your hands in flour/cocoa powder mixture and the batter will not stick so much to your hands.)
Place log into a parchment paper wrap and refrigerate for an hour up to 48 hours. (You can place it in the freezer and store it for a month. IF you do that, you will need to thaw for one hour before cutting in next step.)
Preheat oven to 350°
Remove log from fridge and cut into 16 slices.
Take each slice and form into a ball, place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place 2 inches apart.
Using the palm of your hand slightly press to flatten.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, turning the cookie sheet at 5 minutes to get even baking.
Allow to cool on cookie rack for 15 minutes minimum. Once cooled, store in airtight container.