I was in the mood to make chocolate chip cookies, like I always am. I find such comfort in making them. I can make them with my eyes closed and have tried at least 100 different recipes. I absolutely adore chocolate chip cookies. They are my biggest comfort food and favorite thing to bake. Today I thought I should try something a bit different. These are basically double chocolate cookies. Same ingredients as classic chocolate chip cookies but with the addition of cocoa powder that takes the place of some of the flour. I slightly underbaked them so the middle would remain fudgy. They seemed actually still doughy when I removed them from the oven. Only the very edges of the cookies were slightly set. The middle looked still very moist & doughy. They set up nicely after they cooled for awhile. I added semi sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and a large dark chocolate Hershey bar cut into small chunks. These cookies are delicious and VERY chocolately. Not quite dark chocolate, only because they are fairly sweet but they definitely pack a total chocolate punch. I would make these again for sure. They would be a good cookie base to add other add in such as peanut butter chips, vanilla chips, toffee chips or cut up candy bars. The baking time in the recipe says 10 minutes but I guess that depends on how big your cookies are. Mine were fairly large so I left mine in for longer. Like I said above, I only removed them from the oven when the edges were very slightly set. Oh, one more thing, I did not add the walnuts because I do not like nuts but I'm sure for those of you who do, it would be an awesome addition.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 2 cups chocolate chips, 2 Hershey's chocolate bars, chopped or M&M'S
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. In another large bowl stir together butter, both sugars, eggs, vanilla and cocoa. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture and mix until combined. Stir chocolate chips and walnuts, if using, and stir to distribute evenly.For cookies: Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and bake about 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.