When I was in college a good friend of mine made these cookies. Marie is an amazing baker and loves chocolate! She was always fattening me up with some sort of delicious baked good. On this particular occasion she sent me home with a small plate of these beautiful cookies. On my drive home I decided to sample one. Before I made it home the ENTIRE plate was gone! Whoops. Ever since then these have been an absolute love. I make these for parties, neighbors, holidays, or just because I'm craving them. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't LOVE them the way I do. This is one of those recipes my mom always asks me to make when she visits me.