Enjoy our Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, a delight for anyone who loves chocolate. Each cookie combines rich cocoa and sweet chocolate chips to create a satisfying contrast between a crispy edge and a soft, gooey center. Perfect for holiday parties or as an everyday treat, these cookies are sure to please your sweet cravings.
The secret to their deep chocolate flavor is the addition of unsweetened cocoa to the flour. This gives them a texture similar to fudgy brownies – incredibly soft and smooth. Made with simple baking ingredients, this recipe is easy to follow and guarantees deliciously indulgent cookies. It's the perfect choice for an uncomplicated yet utterly delightful dessert.
Ingredients and Substitutions Overview
For these mouth-watering Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, gather these ingredients from your nearest grocery store:
- Chocolate Chips: Semi-sweet chocolate chips bring a delightful gooeyness to your cookies. Feel free to experiment with milk, white, or peanut chocolate chips for varied flavors.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: This is your key ingredient for that deep, fudgy chocolate taste that's a hallmark of double chocolate delights.
- All-Purpose Flour: The fundamental base for your cookies. Use unbleached and sifted flour for the best results.
- Butter: Choose unsalted butter at room temperature to ensure your cookies are fluffy and rich.
- Sugar: A combination of brown and white sugar creates just the right sweetness for your luxurious treat.
- Vanilla Extract: This adds a subtle, sweet nuance that complements the rich chocolate flavors.
- Egg: It introduces moisture and acts as a binder for a soft cookie texture.
- Baking Soda: Vital for giving your cookies the perfect rise.
- Salt: Just a pinch enhances the overall taste of your cookies, balancing the sweet and rich flavors.
How to Make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Start your baking journey with our Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies! Follow our photos and video to prepare the dough, chill for the ideal texture, and bake these irresistible treats. Let's get baking!
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 8 tbsp Unsalted Butter, room temperature
- ⅓ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- ¾ cup Chocolate Chips, semi sweetened
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar, use ⅓ cup for a slightly milder sweetness
- ½ cup Brown Sugar, light or dark
- 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¾ tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
To Make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Start by sifting all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda into a bowl. This ensures a smooth, clump-free mixture.
- Take a whisk and gently mix these sifted ingredients together. Once done, keep this bowl aside for later use.
- In another bowl, it's time to create the sweet base. Mix room temperature butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat them together until they're well combined and the texture is even.
- Next, add in the room temperature egg along with a splash of vanilla extract. Beat these at a lower speed until the mixture turns smooth and adopts a creamy consistency.
- Now, slowly introduce the reserved dry ingredients to this buttery mix. Use your electric beater on a low setting to do this. Don't worry if the dough looks a bit sticky at this stage; it's all part of the process.
- The chocolatey magic happens now: fold in the chocolate chips using a spatula, ensuring they're evenly spread throughout the dough.
- This dough needs a little rest. Wrap it in plastic and let it chill in the refrigerator. This should take at least 2 hours, but it's a crucial step for perfect cookies.
- When you're ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°F. Use a cookie scoop to shape dough balls from the chilled dough, placing them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Remember to leave about 2 inches of space between each ball. Bake for about 11-12 minutes, aiming for cookies with set edges but a center that's still a bit soft and doughy.
- Once baked, remove them from the oven and let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a short rest – about 5 to 10 minutes should do. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serve these irresistible Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with a warm glass of milk or as a delightful dessert at any festive occasion. Enjoy!
Chef's Notes and Tips
Preparing the Ingredients:
- Measure Flour Precisely: Achieve consistent results by scooping flour into your measuring cup and leveling it off with a knife.
- Room-Temperature Wet Ingredients: Ensure eggs, butter, and vanilla essence are at room temperature for smooth blending.
- Mixing Technique: Utilize the electric beater at the lowest speed to combine flour with the egg-butter-sugar mixture. Avoid over-mixing for better texture.
- Chill the Dough: Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours to allow the cocoa-added dough to set, preventing a sticky consistency. This step also prevents over-spreading, ensuring your cookies turn out thicker and chewier. For the best results, consider chilling the dough overnight.
- Even Dough Portions: Use a cookie scoop for uniform cookies, ensuring consistent baking and avoiding over or undercooked batches.
- Baking Guidelines: Bake at the recommended temperature for 11-12 minutes. Cookies should be set at the edges but remain soft in the center. Allow them to rest on the baking tray for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. This process ensures they stay soft and chewy.
- Extra Chocolate Chips: For a visually appealing touch, add more chocolate chips on top of the warm cookies.
Disclaimer: We’re not nutrition experts. Nutritional info is estimated and should be used as a guide. For precise details, consult a professional.
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are versatile treats that pair beautifully with a range of accompaniments. Here are some tempting options:
- Milk or Hot Chocolate: Dunk your cookies in a glass of cold milk or a warm cup of hot chocolate for a cozy, classic treat.
- Vanilla Ice Cream: For a decadent dessert, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies to create a delicious ice cream sandwich.
- Coffee or Tea: Savor your cookies alongside a cup of your favorite coffee or tea, enhancing the rich flavors.
- Whipped Cream: Add a touch of luxury by topping warm cookies with a dollop of whipped cream, perfect for a special occasion or just because.
- Cookie Dough: You can freeze the dough for up to two months. Portion it out and store in an airtight container. When you're ready to bake, there's no need to thaw - simply bake the dough straight from the freezer, adding a couple of extra minutes to get that perfect chewiness.
- Baked Cookies: Freshly baked cookies stay good for up to 5 days at room temperature. To keep them tasting as fresh as the day they were baked, store them in an airtight container. This helps maintain their delightful freshness and texture.