These cookies are not for the faint of heart. They are intensely rich in chocolate flavor. The cookie dough has an rich chocolate flavor and the chocolate chips ad an even bigger punch. I used the Ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips from Costco which are bigger than the normal chocolate chips. You could probably use chocolate chunks instead if you want the same extra rich chocolate flavor.
I tried a recipe I found on Annie’s Eats. She made her cookies giant. I chose to make mine more normal-sized and I’m glad I did because they were so rich.
Usually I need a thick brownie or a chocolate lava cake to satisfy a big chocolate craving, but these cookies were able to do the trick. They were easy to make and I’ll definitely be keeping this recipe.
Rich chocolate cookies (source: Annie’s Eats, who got it from My Baking Addiction, who adapted it from Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives, inspired by Levain Bakery)
Yields: about 18 cookies
1 cup butter
1¼ cup sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups large semi-sweet chocolate chips/ or chocolate chunks
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in the cocoa powder at low speed until well blended.
3. Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Scoop up a large tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheets, and repeat process, placing balls about 2 inches apart. Bake about 13-16 minutes.