Sunday, February 3, 2013

Death By Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double chocolate chip cookies always sound like a wonderful idea to me, but so often they just don't deliver that decadent, intense chocolate flavor I'm looking for. But have no fear, I have finally found the perfect recipe. These cookies are dark, decadent and intensely chocolaty, the perfect way to treat your chocolate craving. What I love most about them is that there is 8 ounces, yes, half a pound, of melted chocolate in the dough. Most double chocolate cookies have maybe a couple tablespoons of cocoa powered and that is all. This doesn't cut it in my book. I want real chocolate in my chocolate cookies and lots of it, not just a little powder. So this is it, finally a real chocolate lovers chocolate cookie.

If you aren't looking for something rich, these aren't for you. But if rich and chocolatey doesn't scare you, make these cookies immediately. The only difficult thing about these cookies, is waiting the 30 minutes for the dough to chill before you can bake them. But 30 minutes isn't too bad, and the wait will definitely be worth it in the end.

Death By Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction 
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups of your favorite chips; dark chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate etc. 
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir. Continue to melt in 30 second increments until fully melted and smooth. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla. Set aside. With an electric or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and creamy – about 1 minute. Beat in the sugars, scraping down the sides every 10 seconds or so. The mixture will be granular.

Mix in the beaten egg/vanilla until incorporated. Add the chocolate in a steady stream and beat until combined. Add the dry ingredients on slow speed. Fold in the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Do not overmix at any point in this process.

Chill dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Scoop about 2 Tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies have just begun to set with the centers still appearing very soft. They will firm up as they cool.

Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. These look delicious! And I agree with you, lots of other Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes just don't taste super chocolate-y! Did you place the chocolate chips on top of the cookies? They look so perfect! I'm definitely making these sometime soon!


    1. I'm glad we're on the same page about the chocolate-i-ness of double chocolate cookies! It's so true. And yes, I did place the chocolate chips on the top of the cookies and it made them look so much better. Without the chips, they looked more like brownie blobs, and I couldn't have that! So as soon as the cookies came out of the oven, I pressed some chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies while they were still really soft. This way, I could place them just where I wanted them, and as the cookies cooled, these chips got stuck right where I put them. It was kind of fun too. I think I'm going to do this for regular chocolate chip cookies in the future too because in my opinion, the more chips you can see, the better!

  2. Only one bite of these chocolate wonders and your mouth will never be the same again! Wow! I'm not a chocolate fanatic but these are something to really look forward to. Make them, you will be so glad you did...

  3. these cookies taste like molten lava cake but in a cookie form. so amazing. i love this recipe and i usually use sallys xl 1 cookie version Death by Chocolate Cookie

  4. these look amazing! thanks for posting! question- how many cookies will this recipe make?

    1. They are pretty amazing, my favorite double chocolate cookie yet! As for how many cookies this recipe makes, it of course depends on how big you make them, I usually make my cookies a little on the smaller side. I don't remember exactly how many cookies I usually get from this recipe, but I think it's around 2 dozen or so.

  5. OMG these are AMAZING!! Thank you for this share. From one very satisfied chocolate lover, here is one of my favorite chocolate indulgences for you to try...your cookies are now up there vying for first...

    Key recipe notes: Use Heavy Cream, not Whipping Cream. Definitely chill your mixing bowl in the freezer before using - that's key.

    1. You are welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, it is one of my favorites too! And thanks for the mousse pie recipe, it looks amazing, and simple too! I am definitely going to have to give it a try!