Hola all! Lately, I’ve been trying to up my game with all kinds of baking ventures. I’ve been experimenting with my cookies and brownies to try and isolate what works and what doesn’t AND I’ve been trying to conquer recipes that have eluded me in the past.
This cookie is such a recipe. Behold! The double chocolate chip cookie!!
When I have made these in the past, they were good, but they were never great. They didn’t have that fantastic chocolate-y. They were just kind of…bland. I finally, finally finally figured out how to get the amazing double chocolate flavor I’ve been searching for.
*full disclosure: I was going for chocolate crinkle cookies, but they didn’t quite work. However! Happy surprise: best double chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. #silverlining*
*fuller disclosure: I know that all my prep and process pics for cookies look the same. I know. So here you will see all the finish photos with the recipe at the end. End scene.*
You guys. They are so good. They melt in your mouth and the chocolate is just sweet enough. I am a dark chocolate fan myself, so I can’t handle chocolate that is too sweet. I like it to be a little bitchy. Like a good red wine.
These cookies have that bitchiness.
In fact! I bet you could pair them with a red wine and it would be delightful. Of course, I think we should pair everything with red wine. Steak. Chicken. Red Wine. It all works!
No, but really, you should try these out! I guarantee you will love them. But seriously, get them the eff out of your house or you will hoover them all.
Nosh on, friends!
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: About 4 dozen cookies Prep: 10-15 minutes Bake: 11 minutes
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi sweet dark chocolate chips
Powdered sugar for dusting
- Beat butter like the Dickens. It is Oliver and it wants some more.
- Add both sugars and continue to mix until light and fluffy. Probably from the time the grandpa starts reading to the sick kid to where Buttercup realizes she is in love with Wesley. I might have been watching The Princess Bride
- Mix in egg, then vanilla.
- Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add half the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Scrape the sides of your mixing bowl with a spatula, then add the other half of the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Test. It’s delicious.
- Put the mixing bowl into the freezer for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Remove dough from freezer. Using a medium sized scoop, scoop out dough, roll into a ball then place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- When the baking sheet is full, put a few tablespoons of powdered sugar into a sifter and sift it over the cookies.
- Bake at 350° for 11 minutes. Let entire baking sheet rest on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
- Repeat the scoop, roll, sift and bake process until all the dough is used.
- Give cookies to your husband, wife or friends to prevent nomming all of them yourself.