It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a cookie recipe, so I thought a suitable return to my usual world of cookies would be with this delectable dark chocolate cookie recipe. It’s almost a brownie in cookie form and I love the addition of the melted chocolate to the cookie dough, which adds a different texture than just cocoa powder by itself. Add two kinds of chocolate chips in addition to the melted chocolate and cocoa powder and it is a just a fantastic hit of chocolate in all forms. It’s a little more complicated than just the basic cookie dough, but the extra few ingredients really take these cookies over the top.
This recipe makes a lot, so it’s easy enough to cut in half if you just want about 20 cookies. They would make a fantastic birthday gift or just a mid-week treat for your office mates…
Chocolate chocolate chip cookies (adapted from Dawn of Food)
2 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted (55 grams) – I can’t find unsweetened chocolate in Australia so I typically just use 70% and then reduce the sugar a little
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugars. Add the vanilla and mix until incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until each is incorporated. Add the melted chocolate and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Then, add the baking soda and salt, followed by the cocoa powder. Then add the flour gradually, mixing until combined. Add all the chocolate chips.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for several hours and ideally overnight. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 190 C / 375 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray. Place balls of the cookie dough on the sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes, when they still appear a bit soft but are set. Let cool on the sheets, but of course they taste amazing warm.
As I said before, I normally consider white chocolate chips to be sacrilegious, but they actually work really really well in this cookie. I love the contrast of the white chocolate chips with the dark chocolate cookie base and add additional dark chocolate chips and yeah…YUM.