My sister and I had a debate earlier today. She argued that double chocolate chip cookies are just not good! She and I often bake together, and while choosing recipes any chocolate based cookie dough ALWAYS gets turned down. Even though we are very similar, our tastes are vastly different. Well, there was only one way to settle this: good old fashioned rock, paper, and scissors. (Yes, even though we are adults there are many times we settle a dispute by playing rock, paper, scissors)
And guess what? I won!! So that means we tried out my recipe for easy double chocolate chip cookies today. Even better, to her surprise, she loved these! She was standing over the sink gobbling fresh baked cookie after cookie exclaiming, “these are so good!” with her mouth full.
These cookies have a cake-like texture and a deep chocolate flavor from the large amount of cocoa powder. They are so easy you don’t even have to go through the extra step of melting chocolate just to get that intense chocolate flavor. If you’re a milk drinker, your definitely going to pour yourself a tall glass to go with these.
Let me know what you think, are you guys into double chocolate chip cookies?
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes about 24 cookies)
1 stick butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 and1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the butter with a hand mixer (you may also use a rubber spatula or stand mixer) on medium speed until creamy. Add the brown sugar and continue to mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined. The mixture should look smooth and light brown in color. Add in the egg and vanilla extract mixing until well combined.
2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three separate additions, mixing on low speed after each. You may have to scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula to ensure all the ingredients are well combined.
4. Fold the chocolate chips into the cookie dough with a rubber spatula. The dough will look very thick.
5. Scoop 1 and 1/2 tablespoon sized balls of dough. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing cookies about two inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes on baking sheet before enjoying!
Adapted from food network