Friday, February 8, 2013

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies #chocolateparty


This is one of my favorite straight up chocolate cookies. They are pretty incredible, and incredibly easy to make. This cookie is really just a small amount of chocolate cookie dough holding together a collection of chocolate chips and chunks. Seriously. Only 1 3/4 cups of flour to make three dozen cookies. The texture is sort of a cross between a brownie and a cookie. So good.

You can add any combination of chocolate chip or chunk combinations. For these cookies, I used 9 ounces of 47% semisweet chocolate chunks and 3 ounces of white chocolate chunks. I've also made them with half semisweet chocolate chips and half white chocolate chunks. I'm thinking that cinnamon, butterscotch, or mocha chips combined with chocolate chunks would be wonderful as well.

If you do not have access to espresso powder, crush some instant coffee and use that. (Hint: if your espresso powder becomes "clumpy" and sticks together, run it through a coffee grinder. Powder!)

I also like to pair these cookies with Vanilla and Chocolate Rocks for a nice contrast. Chocolate and vanilla. Killer. I'll have three of each please. Thank you.


Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Adapted from King Arthur Flour, makes 36 cookies (I actually got 35)

Ingredients

4 ounces of unsalted butter, melted
7 1/2 ounces of light brown sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp espresso powder 
1/2 tsp salt
2 large room temperature eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract (I used this vanilla bean paste)
2 ounces Dutch process chocolate
7 1/2 ounces of unbleached all-purpose flour
12 ounces of a combination of chocolate chunks and chocolate chips (I used 9 ounces of semisweet chocolate chunks and 3 ounces of white chocolate chunks)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Line three half sheet pans or cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, baking powder, espresso, and salt.
  • Beat in the eggs and and vanilla until the mixture is smooth. 
  • Mix in the flour and cocoa on low until blended. 
  • Stir in the chips/chunks by hand. 
  • Using a spoon or a tablespoon cookie scoop, form the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place them on the parchment. 
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, one sheet at a time, and cool on the baking sheets. 
  • Store in an airtight container. 
  • Enjoy! You will be very popular. 

I am participating in the monthly Chocolate Party, hosted by Roxana's Home Baking. 
This month the theme is double chocolate. Click on this link to see all of the double chocolate goodness. 












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23 comments:

  1. Can´t go wrong with double chocolate in a cookie! Nice tip about the coffee powder. They look wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Paula. I was getting really frustrated by my espresso powder clumping!

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  2. Just saw your link over at That Skinny Chick Can Bake's link party and thought I'd come over and check out the recipe.

    I'd love for you to link up at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you there!

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  3. Wow. Double chocolate chunks...and espresso... this could be the best cookie ever!

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    1. Thanks Tony! They are really good. I took them to work today and they were gone in a flash.

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  4. I finally made it to see your focaccia, which looks really good, and found this post which is just what I need right now. Right now a chocolate cookie would make me soooooo happy and yours look yummy! These late night get-the-taxes done chores never end but taking a break now and then for some great food keeps me going. All this food blogging and my blogging friends bring a welcome fun change of pace to my busy schedule. Love seeing your blog.

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  5. Yum these cookies look lovely, I would love to have a few of those right now!

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  6. These look totally irresistible, Karen!!!

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  7. this look great- So glad to be posting with you through the chocolate party :)

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  8. This looks so delicious, I totally want one now!

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  9. I love pairing chocolate and coffee! wonderful cookies Karren, great idea to use chocolate chunks also for a different texture.
    Thanks for participating to this month chocolate party

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    1. Thank you Roxana! Thank you for hosting it.

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  10. Are you kidding me? These look so delicious. I kind of want a batch right now :)

    Thanks for sharing your link at my weekend link party last week @The Weekend re-Treat!

    You were one of my featured links from last weekend! Hope to see you again this week!

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  11. These look soooo yummy! So chocolate-y. A must-pin. :)

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Becca. They are chocolate on chocolate. One of my favorites.

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  12. Chocolate cookies are one of my absolute favourite to make. These looks perfect. I love your description of them being a cross between a brownie and a cookie. Awesome!

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I can usually restrain myself, but not with these =)

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  13. My cookie monsters at home including would love these! Yum!

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