1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup large grain sugar, if desired
Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add melted chocolate chips, egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
Divide dough in half; shape each half into 7-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Cut logs into 3/8-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle cookies with large grain sugar, if desired. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack.
For smaller cookies, divide dough in half; shape each half into 12-inch log. Continue as directed. 60 cookies