I took a chocolate class recently and the cookies we baked are turning out to be my go-to recipe for gifts and gatherings this holiday season. They’re called Decadent Double Chocolate Cookies. They actually contain 3 types of chocolate and cocoa powder, so I’m not sure why they’re called ‘double.’ Perhaps quadruple seemed too extreme?
Anyway, these cookies rock. Very chocolatey and very chewy. Here’s the recipe:
- 4 (1 ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup white chocolate chips (or M&Ms)
Melt unsweetened chocolate, semisweet chocolate chips and butter in a metal bowl over simmering water. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whip eggs and sugar for about 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture until well mixed. Combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder and then gradually stir into chocolate mixture. Fold in white chocolate chips. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Spoon dough into 1 inch balls on a baking sheet and cook at 350 for approximately 10 minutes. Cookies will spread so allow about 2 inches between cookies.
Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.