Thanks for the info. It absolutely had to do with the cocoa. I made a 4th batch with natural cocoa instead of dutch-processed. They came out perfect. I was following the recipe exactly. Dutch-processed cocoa was the preferred option yet there wasn't any adjustments for it. Since it gets rave reviews, I have to assume that most people used the natural cocoa otherwise I think I would find others with the same problem.
3/14/13 at 8:45pm