I've been trying to find a good double chocolate chip cookie recipe by the request of my man, aka my cookie taste tester. I tried adding cocoa to the regular chocolate chip cookies I make, but they just weren't chocolatey enough. So when I saw this recipe on Cookies and Cups blog, I knew it was the one, especially since it's more like a brownie. It's the perfect combo pretty much.
Man, I love those crinkles. These cookies are so soft, almost a little too soft if you don't let them sit for a few minutes right out of the oven! I also thought they might have been just a little too chocolately. I know that's crazy, but overpowering chocolate gives me a headache! It has semi-sweet chocolate chips, so maybe I could try using less, or use a different type of chocolate?
I thought they tasted even better with a little peanut butter in between 2 cookies to make a chocolate peanut butter sandwich. The cookie critic, however, said that peanut butter is too strong and overpowers the chocolate, so he preferred the cookie as is, with a big glass of milk of course.
Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 lb semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- *optional peanut butter to sandwich in the cookies
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone liner, set aside.
- In medium sauce pan melt butter and chopped semisweet chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently until just melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes until warm.
- Meanwhile, while chocolate is cooling, in a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In another medium bowl whisk together eggs, brown sugar and vanilla.
- Add chocolate to egg mixture slowly, stirring as you're adding. Stir in the flour mixture next and finally the milk chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough by the heaping tablespoon onto lined baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
- If desired fill cookies with peanut butter to form sandwiches.
Since it's still the worst winter ever, I've been trying to do things to not get cabin fever, like taking a pasta making class! There was a Groupon for this class at Cooking Fools in Bucktown, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. It was pretty fun, and now I can make my own pasta and ravioli at home IF I buy a pasta machine!! They actually have one for only $30 at Target... I just don't have enough storage or counter space in my tiny kitchen to get one.