Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Chocolate chocolate chip cookies

I realized, I have never made chocolate cookies. Chocolate chip, yes. 
Chocolate brownies, yes (although not from scratch, another future pinterest make)

So when i saw this recipe I thought I would give it a try. 

 This woman makes GIANT cookies, so I did not. Mine were only about an inch in diameter.

Yield: 12 very large cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cubed
1¼ cup sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup dark cocoa powder
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.  Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended.  Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated.  Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.  Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead briefly by hand to be sure the ingredients are well combined.
Divide the dough into 4 ounce portions (or divide into 12 equal pieces).  Roll each portion of dough into a ball and flatten just slightly into a disc.  Place on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart.  Bake 16-20 minutes.  Let cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

So what I did differently was not make GIANT cookies. I split them into 1" balls and then flattened them.
It made about 2 dozen and they were not overwhelming.
Also I  think I baked them for too long. It is hard to tell when they were done.
But 20 minutes for the little ones was too much.
They definitely feel undone, but then they firm up when they cool.
So try 15 minutes first, but maybe even 10-12 would work.
Delicious! Resolution 5 of 52; check.