By using the microwave for melting the chocolate instead of the stovetop, kids can do this pretty much by themselves although I would stick close by to supervise. What children will like most about this recipe is not the making of the cookies, however, but the eating of them!
Triple Chocolate Cookies
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1-1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
7 tablespoons margarine, cut into pieces
2 teaspoons instant coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Melted unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chips and margarine in a medium-sized bowl or measuring cup in the microwave. Check frequently to prevent burning. Stir until smooth. Beat together eggs and sugar until thick. Beat in vanilla and instant coffee. Add chocolate mixture and mix well. Stir in flour and baking powder until combined; then add chocolate chips. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let batter stand at room temperature for ½ hour until it thickens.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake until shiny and cracked on top – 12 to 14 minutes. Cool cookies completely on baking sheets.