Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

Yields 24 – 3″ cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar and then add the eggs and vanilla. This is best done in a counter-top mixer.
    • 1 1/8 cups of room temperature, salted butter (2 sticks, plus 2 tablespoons)
    • 1 cup of white sugar
    • 1 cup of brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
    • 2 tsp. of vanilla
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and espresso powder.
    • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp. of baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp.  of salt
    • 2 tsp. of espresso powder (optional)
  4. Start adding the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Do this in 3-4 batches and mix slowly so you don’t get sprayed with cocoa powder!
  5. Fold in your choice of toppings.
    • 2 cups of chocolate chips (or other topping options)
  6. Scoop the mixture onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or generously sprayed with non-stick spray. Keep all of the cookies about the same size and make them as small or as large as you want. The listed baking time is for 2 tbsp of dough, so adjust time as needed. If the mixture is too sticky to work with, put the bowl in the fridge for up to 30 minutes (no more than that or it will be too hard to work with).
  7. Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes for a bit of chew. They will still be a little soft in the middle right out of the oven, but will firm up as they cool. Slide the cookies off the tray as early as possible and cool on a wire rack. This is where the parchment paper comes in handy because it allows for easy sliding and no breaking!
  8. Store the cookies in an air tight container for 3-4 days (if they last that long).
  9. Want to freeze some cookies for a midnight snack next week? Scoop the dough onto baking sheets and put into the freezer, instead of the oven. Once the dough balls are frozen solid, transfer to a bag and keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and put frozen dough onto a greased baking sheet. Cook for 10-12 minutes.

*This recipe has been adapted from Genius Kitchen.

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