This one is for the chocolate lovers out there. If you’re like me and need at least a chocolate a day to stay sane, these cookies are for you! Christmas is all about cookies and candy for me, so a double chocolate chunk cookie seemed perfect, and it took me a few tries to get this recipe just right. At first, they were spreading too much and came out thin but incredibly soft, so I still ate the whole match in about two days, but I kept tweaking and this is my final result.
I made a batch of these cookies for a work event and packaged them in little bags with a piece of peppermint bark, and they were magical. They pack a wonderful chocolate punch while staying incredibly soft and not overly sweet or rich. I think these will go down as one of my favorite cookie recipes.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (or dark)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (higher quality is better)
- 1 cup + 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp milk
- 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate bar, chopped
Chop the chocolate into chunks and set aside. In one bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
Beat the butter with a paddle attachment until smooth (about one minute). Add the sugars and mix until creamy. Then add the egg and vanilla, mixing for about 15 seconds. Scrape the bowl and slowly add the dry ingredients. If it becomes too thick, switch to a spoon or spatula and mix until barely combined. Add the milk one tablespoon at a time until the dough softens. Mix in the chopped chocolate by hand. Chill the dough for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment or a silicone mat. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to scoop large pieces of dough from the bowl and place on a cookie sheet. I added some chocolate chunks on top.
Bake for 12-14 minutes. They may not appear done yet, but remove them from the oven anyway and allow to cool for several minutes. When cool enough to move, place the cookies on a cooling rack to finish cooling.