Sunday, October 9, 2011

Double Chocolate Cookies

If you have followed this blog at all, you know that I cannot resist chocolate.  I love it in any shape or form.  Since I have a granddaughter that loves chocolate also, I decided to make her some to die for chocolate cookies for her birthday.  My granddaughters live many miles away and I don't get the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays in person, so I always like to bake them something special and send it to them on their special day. 
I hope you like these, Lily!!
Happy Birthday!
Love you so much!

Double Chocolate Cookies
adapted from Annie's Eats

1 cup cold, unsalted butter, cubed
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp course salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.  Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended.  Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated.  Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.  Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead briefly by hand to be sure the ingredients are well combined.
Divide the dough into 4 ounce portions (or divide into 12 equal pieces).  Roll each portion of dough into a ball and flatten just slightly into a disc.  Place on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart.  Bake 16-20 minutes.  Let cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  (I made smaller cookies (2 dozen) and baked them for approximately 15 minutes.  Then I drizzled them with melted white and semi sweet chocolate.)

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