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Double Chocolate Cookies

Somewhere along our enlightened path of whole grains and health-conscious cooking, we took a detour. A very rich, very chocolatey, and very satisfying detour. There’s not much to say about these double chocolate cookies. No lengthy cultural or culinary background (see, e.g. gefilte fish, char siu bao). No romantic-ish anecdote about where the recipe comes from (see chicken stew).

Just some good ol’ fashioned dessert.

Double Chocolate Cookie

Rich, chocolatey goodness


Double Chocoloate Cookies

2 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 C (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 C packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 12 oz. package)

1. Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in your mixer. This should take about 2-3 minutes at medium speed.

2. Add the vanilla, and then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing for about 20-30 seconds after each, enough to fully incorpoate them.

3. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and mix until it comes together and looks like cookie dough. Remember to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl a few times to get everything mixed in.

4. Stir in the chocolate chips.

5. Refrigerate the dough for half an hour. While the dough is chilling, pre-heat the oven to 375°.

6. Scoop balls of dough about a heaping tablespoon each onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.  Leave about two inches between cookies.

7. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes. Rotate the tray, and bake for another 2-4 minutes, until they just start to look dry in the center. Depending on your version of “heaping” and your oven’s version of “375°” the time will vary. Check every two minutes after you rotate the tray.

8. This is the controversial step… let the cookies cool. 2 minutes on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes. Yes, 10 whole minutes. It’s like letting meat rest after you take it off the grill.

Eat with a cold glass of milk.

    One Comment

    1. Jessica says:

      I wholly disagree. The cookies can be eaten as soon as you can stand to touch them!

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