2-1/2 doz. or 30 servings, one cookie each
2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, divided
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Coarsely chop 8 of the chocolate squares; set aside. Microwave remaining 8 chocolate squares in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla; stir until well blended. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in chopped chocolate and walnuts. (Note: If omitting nuts, increase flour to 3/4 cup to prevent excessive spreading of cookies as they bake.)
DROP rounded tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets.
BAKE 12 to 13 min. or until cookies are puffed and shiny. Cool 1 min.; remove from baking sheets to wire racks. Cool completely.
Alternate Cookie Sizes
Larger Cookies: Drop dough by scant 1/4 cupfuls, 3 inches apart, onto baking sheets. Bake at 350°F for 13 to 14 min. or until cookies are puffed and shiny. Makes 18 large cookies or 18 servings, one cookie each.
Bar Cookies: Spread into greased foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 22 to 24 min. or until puffed and shiny. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into 24 bars. Makes 24 servings, one bar each.
Chocolate Bliss Peanut Butter Cookies: Add 1/2 cup peanut butter along with the sugar and substitute 2 cups PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts, chopped, for the walnuts.
Double Chocolate Bliss Macadamia Cookies: Substitute 1 pkg. (6 squares) BAKER'S Premium White Baking Chocolate, coarsely chopped, for the chopped semi-sweet chocolate and 2 cups chopped PLANTERS Macadamias for the walnuts.
Double Chocolate Bliss Toasted Almond Cookies: Substitute 1 pkg. (6 squares) BAKER'S Premium White Baking Chocolate, coarsely chopped, for the chopped semi-sweet chocolate and 2 cups toasted PLANTERS Slivered Almonds for the walnuts.