Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rich chocolate cookies

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
Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.

 

9 Responses to “Rich chocolate cookies”

  1. 1

    Lauren at KeepItSweet — February 20, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    I am all for an intense chocolate cookie:-) These must be really good to make it onto so many people’s blogs!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 21st, 2011 @ 11:54 am

      I really enjoyed them. They don’t look anything special from the ingredients, but they pack an intense punch!

  2. 2

    Sophie — February 20, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    Those look absolutely scrumptious! All day yesterday I was thinking how I wanted some chocolate chip cookies. Maybe I’ll just have to cave and make some.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 21st, 2011 @ 11:54 am

      You should definitely try them!

  3. 3

    Laurel — February 22, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    These do look rich, and delicious! We’re featuring cookies over at the M&T Spotlight this week and I’d love for you to submit this: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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    Katherine — February 22, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    We’re making these tonight. My husband saw the recipe and said “ooh, chocolate chocolate chip cookies, we’ve never made those before!”

    • Kirbie replied: — February 22nd, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

      I hope you and your husband like them as much as I do!

  5. 5

    Amy — February 23, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    I needed a last minute cookie recipe using pantry staples. So glad I found this on foodgawker! I ended making 4 dozen bite size cookies. I love thick, fat cookies and these are perfect!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 23rd, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

      Bite sized sounds good! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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