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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Need an Easy and Delicious Chocolate Cookie recipe?

Ever since I made these Double Chocolate Cookies in January, I've been a little obsessed with Chocolate Cookies.  Not any chocolate cookie mind you, but fudgy, moist brownie-like cookies.  I love Chocolate, but the husband doesn't love it.  He's more of a vanilla guy.  But these cookies didn't just taste like Chocolate, they tasted like Brownies.  And who doesn't like a Brownie?  Even Dan, the vanilla man, loves brownies.
We brought those Double Chocolate cookies to a family dinner where we ran out of room in our bellies and everyone took some home instead of eating them then.  Then, a week or two later, when I had kind of forgotten all about the cookies, our tasters mentioned how GREAT those cookies were.  It is a rare thing when people remember a few weeks later how good a dessert was, especially when it's just a plain old cookie!  So ever since, I've had Brownie Cookies on the brain.
I decided to give another recipe a go.  This new one comes from A Full Measure of Happiness.  This calls for all simple ingredients that you more than likely have in your pantry.  These can be thrown together very quickly - you don't even have to melt any chocolate.  So if you need Brownie-like Chocolate Cookies and you need them NOW, I suggest giving this recipe a try.
Lauren calls these Double Trouble Chocolate cookies, but I'm going to call them Double Trouble Brownie cookies, because that's what they taste like, and I know Daniel will eat more of them if I call them Brownie Cookies instead of Chocolate Cookies :)  I kept her same ingredients list, but adapted the preparation method slightly.  I'll have to re-make those Double Chocolate Cookies and do a side-by-side comparison to see which of these two recipes we like best (or maybe that's just an excuse to make both of these again).

Double Trouble Brownie Cookies, adapted from A Full Measure of Happiness
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
¾ C sugar
¼ t salt
1 t vanilla
1/3 unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large egg
1 C flour
½ t baking soda
½ - 1 C semisweet chocolate chips (to taste)

Preheat to 350.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter.  Slowly add in sugar.  Add in the egg and beat until combined.  
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.  Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat just to combine.  Add in chocolate chips and stir just to incorporate – don’t overmix.  
Using a cookie scoop (I used a 1 ½ Tablespoon scoop), place dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between them.  Flatten slightly with your palm and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven (even if they look slightly undercooked) and allow to sit on cookie sheet for 5 or more minutes.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They are totally brownie cookies--I'll probably call them that in the future, too! Glad you liked 'em (and your cookie prep is impressive...I'm always too lazy to do it the "right" way--I'd love to try your version if you want to mail me a few ;))


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