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Double Chocolate Cookies (My Favorite Earth Shattering Chocolate Cookie)

These double chocolate cookies are earth shatteringly good! This dense, chocolatey cookie is made for all chocolate and cookie lovers. Customized with nuts or various flavored chips, this cookie is hands down my most favorite chocolate, chocolate cookie!
 Double chocolate cookies are dense, chocolatey cookies are for all chocolate and cookie lovers. They can be customized with nuts or various flavored chips, but this cookie is hands down my most favorite chocolate, chocolate cookie! #cookies #chocolate www.thisishowicook.com

Acapulco was wonderful and warm and Denver is sunny and cold. Life could be worse. I went on an unexpected, totally glorious, trip-a second honeymoon, no less-at a moment’s notice. Never really knew these things truly happened! I’ve also never truly done nothing-nada- on a vacation, but having your own private pool and room service at prices that are no more than going out for lunch here, made this a totally relaxing, do nothing trip.With the peso so down, Manservant bought tequila at half price and we made our own margaritas with his super simple recipe, that I must share soon. No sweet and sour in his. Just some agave, lime juice and tequila. We also started to get hooked on tamarind margs and can’t wait to experiment with those. Our carry-ons came back packed with 4 bottles of premium tequila, a box of cigars, and a lot of band-aids. Band-aids, you may ask?

Our trip ended on an earth shattering note, so to speak. Manservant had asked the bellboy to take a last photo of us by the pool with its glorious view. He had not noticed that I had shut the patio door in anticipation of leaving and with barely one step, he ran right into the door and well….Mexico apparently does not have shatter proof glass. I’ve never seen a piece of glass disintegrate so quick. Manservant was in a bit of shock, while I quickly gathered towels to stop the blood. The bell boy was in a stupor, but luckily nearby staff came running at the sound of the crash. I am sure Manservant was not the first that this has happened to and I bet he won’t be the last. After being bandaged up in a million places and checked by the doctor we rushed to the airport where they bandaged him up some more. The next day we unbandaged him and miraculously he really only had minor scrapes and cuts, plus a bruise on his forehead. He was incredibly lucky, this man of mine, who blamed me for shutting the door. After all, it had been open all week.
Double chocolate cookies are dense, chocolatey cookies are for all chocolate and cookie lovers. They can be customized with nuts or various flavored chips, but this cookie is hands down my most favorite chocolate, chocolate cookie! #cookies #chocolate www.thisishowicook.com

And so I came back and made chocolate cookies. After all it is the season and I must get caught up. I always start baking, throw everything in the freezer and know it will all be gone in the blink of an eye-just like my second honeymoon. Alas, at least my friends, family and neighbors will eat well. Yesterday I made 5 pounds of fudge and today I may try my hand at licorice. I have no plan. Whatever sounds good is on my agenda!

Double chocolate cookies are dense, chocolatey cookies are for all chocolate and cookie lovers. They can be customized with nuts or various flavored chips, but this cookie is hands down my most favorite chocolate, chocolate cookie! #cookies #chocolate www.thisishowicook.com

These double chocolate cookies are a favorite of mine. I first spotted them on Vanilla Sugar which doesn’t post much any more. I love Dawn’s recipes and encourage you to check them out. I chose not to make these 1/4 pounders as Dawn did. I prefer my cookies small, so that way I can have two. You might say I’m quite practical in my cookie eating ways.  Adding white chocolate in place of some of the dark, is a choice left up to you. These are a dense, but not cakey cookie. They are truly luscious and are meant for chocolate lovers. I topped them with some chocolate glaze which only adds to their beauty and assures they will be the first to disappear from the cookie platter. And if they don’t make it to the cookie platter these would be a great lunchbox treat for your favorite kid! One might even call them earth shattering.

 

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Double Chocolate Cookies (My Favorite Earth Shattering Chocolate Cookie)

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
  • Total Time: 27 Minutes
  • Yield: 36-40 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These dense, chocolatey cookies are for all chocolate and cookie lovers. They can be customized with nuts or various flavored chips, but this cookie is hands down my most favorite chocolate, chocolate cookie!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 and 3/4 sticks of butter (Room temperature)
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 T 1/2 and 1/2 or cream
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 3 c flour
  • 1/2 c plus 2 T cocoa powder
  • 3/4 t kosher salt and a tad more if you like a saltier cookie
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 2 c dark chocolate chips (I used 1 c white chocolate)
  • 1 1/2 c of chocolate melted for glazing

Instructions

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until just creamy. Don’t over beat. Add eggs, vanilla and 1/2 and 1/2 or cream. Beat until incorporated.
  2. In another bowl or large mixing cup stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to batter and stir until just blended.
  3. Stir in chocolate. The dough will be hard and thick. Chill for about 3 hours before using.
  4. Preheat oven to 365. (This isn’t a typo.) Divide dough into about 36 large tablespoon balls. Do not flatten. Place on ungreased baking sheets, though I use a Silpat pad. Bake for about 8 minutes , rotate pan and bake for another 4 minutes. Look for crackles on top and sides, cooked tops and semi-firm. Cookies should be a bit soft in the middle. You may need to bake them another 1-2 minutes, but don’t over bake! Better under, than over! Let sit on baking sheet until cool. Once they are cooled dip in a bit of melted chocolate. I also sprinkled these with a bit of Maldon salt flakes.

Notes

Times below do not include chilling time.

Keywords: cookies, chocolate cookies, baking, dessert, best chocolate cookie

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Double chocolate cookies are dense, chocolatey cookies are for all chocolate and cookie lovers. They can be customized with nuts or various flavored chips, but this cookie is hands down my most favorite chocolate, chocolate cookie! #cookies #chocolate www.thisishowicook.com

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Recipe rating

ChgoJohn

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

So very glad to read that Manservant wasn't seriously injured. What a relief!You know, Abbe, when most share recipes for double chocolate cookies, the cookies are a tasty combination of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. They're tasty and I've yet to find one I didn't like. You, my honeymooning friend, included those 2 forms of chocolate but top off each cookie with a chocolate glaze!!! To this chocaholic, they couldn't sound any more wonderful. What a great cookie!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Monday 12th of December 2016

Sounds like a nice trip and glad to hear your husband only had some minor injuries! These cookies look fantastic!

Abbe Odenwalder

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Thanks Amy! No go bake some cookies!

Sippity Sup

Monday 12th of December 2016

I still have scars on my wrists when I walked through a glass door myself. Maybe I deserve some chocolate cookies (in Acapulco). GREG

Abbe Odenwalder

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Ouch! I don't think he will have any scars, just memories! Let me tell you...Acapulco rocked. Reasonable and beautiful and Las Brisas is the perfect place to do nothing!

Adam J. Holland

Sunday 11th of December 2016

Wow. That's quite an exit on your husband's part. Shattering, indeed. — Bet those cookies made everything ok. ;-)

Abbe Odenwalder

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

You are a smart man, Adam!

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Saturday 10th of December 2016

Oh my goodness. You had me at double chocolate. Love anything chocolate and double chocolate = double yum. what a way to end your trip. I am sorry for the accident, and glad to know you hubby is fine. I hope, the tequila helped. :) Wonderful share, Abbe.

Abbe Odenwalder

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Thanks Anu! chocolate is a sure cure, too!