The inspiration for this combination came to me from a chocolate bar that I bought at Stuttgart airport. WTF I was doing in Stuttgart airport? Nothing! I had one hour layover which turned into a five-hour delay. I was starving but there was nothing edible in that airport, except for rich and yummy extra dark chocolate. This is when and where I discovered the combination of dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. Bitter plus bitter equals sweet.
The cocoa nibs are optional. I bought them at Whole Foods in the bulk section. You can buy them at Amazon.
By the way, if you don’t finish the cookies right away and you have some leftovers, you can warm them up in a toaster oven or oven and they will taste as if they just came out of the oven. Or dip them in hot tea or coffee, it melts the chocolate, so good.