Sorry I keep posting double chocolate cookie recipes, but I like trying different versions of the same type cookie. As for this one, I can’t say it’s better than all the others but the cookies are really good and have an interesting texture which reminds me of baked fudge.
I made a half batch yesterday and chilled the dough overnight. When I took it out of the refrigerator it was extremely thick and dense, but it was workable so I scooped up dough, shaped it into balls a little larger than golf balls and let the dough come to room temperature. After baking for 11 minutes, the cookies had a good shell, but were dense and fudgy on the inside. They were better after they’d cooled.
For fun, I broke up a few graham crackers and wrapped some dough around graham crackers and marshmallows. That version was even better because it added new texture to the cookie. Unfortunately, I ate it and do not have a photo of the marshmallow variation. I’ll make another one for you.
The good thing about this dough is it’s versatile and I think you could change it up quite a bit by adding different spices, liqueurs (cassis might be good) or altering what type chocolate chips chunks you use or which brands/flavors chocolate. Just keep in mind that the center is like baked fudge.
Oh No, Not Another Double Chocolate Cookie!
- 2/3 cup 90 grams all purpose flour (3 oz)
- 1 tablespoon 5 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon 1 ml baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon 2.5 ml salt
- 5 ½ tablespoons 80 grams unsalted butter (1/3 cup)
- 7 ounces 200 grams extra bittersweet (70%) chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup 130 grams granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup 50 grams packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon 2.5 ml vanilla
- 1/2 cup 40 grams toasted and chopped walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts
- 2/3 extra dark bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Stir flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl; set aside.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, add the chocolate, stir until melted and remove from heat. Stir in the instant espresso powder. This step may also be done in a microwave-safe bowl. Just melt the butter, add the chocolate to the hot butter, and stir until the chocolate is melted before stirring in the espresso powder. Let cool slightly.
- Beat the eggs, sugar and brown sugar for 2 minutes using high speed of an electric handheld mixer. Beat in the vanilla, followed by the melted chocolate and beat for another minute. Add the flour and stir by hand until it is mixed in. Add nuts. Make sure batter is cool, then add the remaining chocolate chips.
- Chill for about 2 hours or batter is thick enough to scoop. Scoop up heaping tablespoons of dough (you should get about 16) and place them on a foil lined baking sheet or a couple of foil lined plates. Cover and chill until ready to use or bake right away.
- Preheat oven at 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Arrange the dough mounds 3 inches apart on baking sheets and bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until cookies appear set. Let cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
How many dozen does this recipe typically make?
Rebecca, thanks for the Ellie Krieger recipe. I’ll give it a try.
Beverly, I always use unsweetened cocoa. Thanks for asking that question, though. I went ahead and added the word “unsweetened” to the ingredient list.
These look great! When a recipe like this one calls for cocoa does it mean unsweetened? When would you use one over the other? Thank you.
Commenting to say that I’ve been lurking around this blog for a couple weeks. I’ve used a couple of recipes this spring break for my family — they were delish! I love double chocolate cookies, so I’m bookmarking these too.
Nicole, good luck! You might run into some issues, though. The eggs are beaten for a full two minutes and they hold a lot of air. I’m not sure you’ll be able to whip enough air into an egg free version.
Double chocolate is the best! I think I’ll try to make these vegan!
Looks like I just found what I’m making for a party this Saturday! Love the idea of a baked fudge center.
Oh no! Another one that looks great and that I want to eat…
Oh man, these cookies look AMAZING. What a perfectly fudgy center. How fabulous! I’m adding this one to my list of cookies to bake. And I love your idea about the graham crackers and marshmallows (s’mores are one of my favorite desserts)!
The more the merrier when it comes to chocolate.
you do all the posts you want, I’m always up for new ones, repeats, whatever you want.
these look good woman!
They look really good – I love your idea to wrap some of the dough around graham crackers and marshmallows!
Baked fudge sounds like a winner to me too.
Seriously, double chocolate is ALWAYS a winner!! yum!
Mmmm, love the fudgy center. Smore’s inside. Sounds great.
Having a giveaway on my blog. More yummy chocolate and other things, too!
Trip home to funeral cut short–SNOW closed the freeways in Denver. Really annoying, but glad we just made it back to Kansas safe. Sigh.
Nothing wrong with chocolate cookies! How about triple chocolate cookies? I’ve been making Ellie Krieger’s version (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/triple-chocolate-cookies-recipe/index.html) a lot lately, subbing 1/3 cup cocoa nibs for the pecans and using half extra dark cocoa powder and half regular cocoa powder for a super hit of chocolate. My husband loves them and doesn’t even realize that they have any whole grains.
Don’t apologize – looks divine!! Love your addition of the graham crackers.
Nothing wrong with baked fudge in the center! I think this is one I’ll try.
I’m not like you, Anna and can just take a test cookie, but between myself and my hubby we would eat all of them before sharing with friends or extended family. So I have to be careful how many sweets I make.