Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Heather on May 9, 2010

I rarely have made chocolate chocolate cookies in the past because for some reason I thought that Alex wasn’t really into them. Although, when I told him to choose a cookie out of the Big Fat Cookies book that I checked out from the library, this is what he chose. Maybe I just made that thought up in my mind, who knows (it’s happened before!).   They turned out “delightful,” according to Alex- like a chewy brownie cookie loaded with chocolate chips.The melted chocolate chips combined with the cocoa powder make a powerful chocolaty flavor that really stands out.

This cookbook is meant to make large cookies, so the amount it says this recipe should make is just 12 cookies. I made the dough balls much smaller than suggested, so I got around 28 cookies out of the dough. Elinor Klivans wrote this book and I’ve noticed she writes more cookbooks than of what I was aware. The latest one I really, really want to get my hands on is called Donuts, which I can only find at Williams-Sonoma. Maybe with time, it’ll be released on Amazon or Borders, so I don’t have to pay full price….?

Anyway, these are now part of my regular cookie line-up! Maybe next time I’ll try white chips or peanut butter chips just to mix it up.

Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, adapted from Big Fat Cookies

2 2/3 cups (16 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened (for about 30 minutes)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cold egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Put 2/3 cup of the chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler and place it over, but not touching, a saucepan of barely simmering water (or the bottom of a double boiler). Stir the chips until melted and smooth. Remove from the water and set aside.

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl, stir it together and set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smoothly blended, about 1 minute. On low speed, mix in the melted chocolate chips until blended. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing until blended, about 1 minute. Add the flour mixture, mixing just until it is incorporated. Mix in the remaining 2 cups chocolate chips.

Scoop tablespoon size mounds of dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake one sheet at a time until the cookies crack slightly on top, about 11 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer then to a wire rack to cool completely.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Danielle May 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I have a very similar recipe that I make and I like to use either the reese’s peanut butter chips OR the andes mint chips. Both are delightful. :) I actually think that these two options taste better than just basic chocolate chips.

Maria May 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

You can’t beat a big fat chocolate cookie!

JoJo May 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

woah. chocolate overload. my style!

Taylor May 11, 2010 at 4:13 am

chocolate on chocolate…is there anything better?? These look so good!

Chris May 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

These turned out really well when I made them last night!

Kristen May 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Can’t imagine a better cookie! This would take care of any chocolate craving!

Esi May 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Mmmm, chocolate cookies!

Hannah May 18, 2010 at 5:25 am

I just baked these and I’m usually an absolute failure when it comes to cooking. These turned out great – thank you so much for this recipe!

Oneika August 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I made these today & they were a hit! I melted the chips in the microwave in 20 sec intervals (60 total) b/c I didn’t have a double boiler. These were exactly what I was looking for. Thanks :)

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