Double Chocolate Cookies, where the cocoa and the dark chocolate blend in a buttery cookie with crispy edges and soft interior. Deliciously decadent, they could be the perfect Valentine's treat.
I am usually pretty bad at jumping on any bandwagons or follow fashions and crowds. Even at school, I wasn't among the leaders, the popular groups, the loud ones. I was with the minority, the introvert and "artsy" ones, the ones with very good marks and a good relationship with the teachers. I can speak for, or "sell" you only things that are true to myself and my beliefs, and when I do, you can see a sparkle in my eye, a passion in my voice. For the rest of things that do not resonate with me, I stay quiet and am -mostly- "boring", one might say?
The intro to say that I know we're getting closer to Valentine's Day and everywhere I turn on the web, I see beautiful Valentine's treats, hearts, glitters, sprinkles, and I did try to go shopping for something Valentine themed to bake, but in the end, I couldn't bring anything home. Because I usually just stay away from the commercialized aspects of every celebration, and the mass produced items. I usually bake every other day so that we have our favorite breakfast items or after dinner dessert, and these Double Chocolate Cookies were made some time ago, in order to satisfy a specific request for a chocolaty treat to enjoy after dinner or as a midday snack. They were very well received in our household and did last only a couple of days (I also shared some with my yoga companions).
So I'm thinking I'll bake these Double Chocolate Cookies again for my Valentine. Last year we were apart, I was in Rome and Loreto was here in Canada. We had a lovely Skype chat and he showed me what he got for me: a funny monkey-shaped air balloon, a card, and a pretty heart necklace that I found waiting for me in our bedroom when I got back to Canada. This Valentine's day will be different, we'll be together, probably munching on these cookies after a succulent meal at home.
They are not the prettiest cookies, so dark, like the "ugly duckling" of the cookie realm. Plus, I did chill the log before cutting it but was still kind of soft and slicing didn't come easy. As a result, the edges were a little rough and not perfectly round. But don't let the outside appearance fool you. They are the most delicious chocolate treat you'll ever need. And they will be just the right ending to any meal.
These Double Chocolate Cookies are among those crispy exterior, chewy soft moist delectable interior group of cookies. You bite into them and feel that crispness break, the texture chewy, that soon dissipates as it melts in your mouth, allowing those morsels of melted chocolate to tantalize you mouth. Perfect with that cool glass of milk to wash every bite down so you can start all over enjoying these not so pretty but amazingly delicious cookies.
Valentines Day is coming soon, and anyone can go to the store and by pre-made gifts. Try making these Double Chocolate Cookies for that special someone you love, I don't think there is a better way to say I love you!
If you're not a baker, you can always check out our post "Valentine's Gift Idea for the foodies in your life".
Song of the day: "Beauty in the World", Macy Gray.
Recipe adapted from "The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook" by Cinda Chavich.Print
Double Chocolate Cookies
A killer cookie for chocolate lovers!
- Total Time: 51 minutes
- Yield: 24 cookies 1x
- ¾ cup unsalted butter
- ¾ cup light brown sugar sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 oz dark chocolate (70% cacao minimum), chopped
- dark chocolate chips for the topping
- maple sugar for dusting
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla until fluffy.
- Add the cocoa, beating to incorporate. Then add the eggs, one at a time, beating at medium speed.
- In a bowl, combine the flour and baking powder and fold into the batter until smooth. Fold in the chopped chocolate.
- Pile the cookie dough onto a piece of plastic wrap or parchment and roll into a log, twisting the ends to enclose. Chill until firm (about half hour).
- Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the chilled dough log into ¼-inch to ½-inch slices and place the slices a little apart on the baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with maple sugar.
- Bake until firm, about 10-12 minutes.
- Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Be careful not to over-bake the cookies. They should be crispy on the outside and a little chewy inside.
- Prep Time: 39 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
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I love baking and kneading dough because it takes me to a happy place in my soul.
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
I'm with you, Nicoletta - anything homemade is so much better than mass produced! So nice that you guys get to spend Valentine's day together this year! Though, it was funny to read about the monkey balloon that Loreto got you last year. That's sweet! Chocolate in any dessert is pretty awesome, but double chocolate? Yes please! I would gladly eat a whole bunch of these and not even bat an eye! I bet these would be lovely shared with a glass of wine 🙂
Yes to homemade! Thanks Dawn for your lovely comment! This year we'll be together and I can't wait to see what he has in store for me 😉 . The monkey because in the Chinese zodiac I am the year of the monkey, plus, he says, my personality traits are very similar to that of the monkey 😉 .
You had me at chocolate....but DOUBLE chocolate?! Yum! Here's to the ugly ducklings on Valentine's! It's what's inside that counts anyways...
So true, Terri, it's what's inside that counts. Thank you!
For someone who creates delectable treats such as these double chocolate cookies and some pretty outstanding savoury meals in my opinion can never be called boring! I am hoping to have the time to try them soon, they sound so yummy????????
Thank you so much, Marisa, I wasn't looking for compliments, it's just that I am always incredibly hard on myself ????. But thank you, anyways! The cookies are yummy!
Double chocolate? Sign me up! I love cookies that are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Perfection!
Thanks, Shauna, they are exactly crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
Natalie Browne says
I'm so glad that food is one of the things you're passionate about and can "sell" people on because everything you post looks amazing. These cookies are certainly no exception. You're description of them had me drooling. They look like the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day.
Thank you so much Natalie, yes, food is one of my passions, and every time I talk about good food my eyes lit up ????.
I love anything involving double chocolate. I especially love dark chocolate! I'm glad you guys get to be together this Valentines and Enjoy these little beauties together! Have a great Weekend 🙂
Dark chocolate is my favorite. Yes, this year I get to spend Valentine's day with my husband, such a treat! You too, have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
I love a great chocolate cookie! And you've made these even better by making them double chocolate! I think anything you make yourself is always a perfect gift! These are just perfect for Valentine's Day!
Thank you, Kathy! Double chocolate is yummy! And yes, homemade gifts are the best! 🙂
Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) says
I love the idea of a double chocolate cookie and think these look pretty sophisticated (love how dark they are!). Bookmarked!
Thanks Mardi, they are really dark, in look and in deep flavor!