Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The best chocolate chocolate chip cookies

The best chocolate chocolate chip cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

From Martha Stewart Living

Ok, so this is not a post about electronics.   But I just have to share this cookie recipe.  It is by far the best recipe I’ve ever followed.  The holiday season and the festive spirit has given me the baking itch.

The cookie portion is chewy and moist, and very chocolatey.  I found the peanut butter chips to be my favorite option, but the chocolate chips are also very good.  I tried a batch with the peanut butter cups, which gave an interesting taste and texture, but was edged out by the peanut butter chips in overall yumminess.

I hope you enjoy it.

Yield:  Makes about 2-3 dozen, depending on the size of the cookies

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

8 oz good-quality milk chocolate

4 oz coarsely chopped

4 oz cut into ¼ inch chunks

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

1 ½ cups sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

2. Melt coarsely chopped chocolate with the butter in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  An alternative to this is to microwave the butter and chopped chocolate for 10 seconds at a time (may take 3-4 cycles).

3.  Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until combined.  Transfer chocolate mixture into bowl.  Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture.  Fold in chocolate chunks*.

4. Scoop batter using a 1 ½ inch ice cream scoop; place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.  Bake until cookies are flat and surfaces begin to crack, about 15 minutes.

5. Transfer on parchment to wire racks.  Let cool 5 minutes.  Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

* The chocolate chunks can be replaced with peanut butter chips, and it is just absolutely delicious.

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About Ask Conrad
I am a University Professor. A Neuroscientist by trade, and a technophile/geek on the side. My work and research is heavily dependent on computers and state-of-the-art technology. I like Jazz and Bossa Nova. I play the piano, guitar, and ukulele.

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