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“These are quite possibly the best cookies you’ve ever made.” – my husband
Yes, that is what my husband said when he tasted these double chocolate chunk cookies. I expected them to be good, but I didn’t realize they’d be that good.
You may remember that I mentioned the Chocolate Chunk Cookies from A Chica Bakes in my Friday Favorites a few weeks ago. The cookies were made with Scharffen Berger chocolate, and I was dying to give some a try. I had been hearing all about Scharffen Berger on various blogs, and knew it would be worth ordering online to give the cookies a try.
Lucky for me, Scharffen Berger was kind enough to send me samples of their chocolate baking chunks (enough for the cookies – hooray!) and also some of their unsweetened cocoa powder. Instead of making regular chocolate chunk cookies, I decided to adapt the Martha Stewart recipe from A Chica Bakes a bit to make double chocolate chunk cookies instead. After all, for a chocolate lover like me, the only thing better than chocolate chunk cookies is double chocolate chunk cookies. Right?
While I was given the opportunity to try their products for free, I can honestly say that I will be buying more in the future. I love to bake, and I find that using high quality chocolate (as well as other ingredients) really makes a difference in my baked goods. I wholeheartedly agree with my husband that these were some of the best cookies I’ve ever made… I think they were so good because of the smooth, rich flavor of the chocolate chunks in the cookies. Made with “ordinary” chocolate chips or cocoa powder, I really don’t think the cookies would have been nearly as good. I plan to order some more in the next few weeks to use for my Christmas cookies this year (unless I can find some at Hershey’s Chocolate World, as one commenter mentioned on my Friday Favorites post). I think these cookies will make it into my holiday baking rotation this year, too!
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
(Adapted from A Chica Bakes – Martha Stewart recipe)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Scharffen Berger)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks (Scharffen Berger)
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars (this can be done by hand or in a stand mixer). Add the vanilla extract, and beat in the eggs one at a time. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, beating until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated into the batter.
Add the chocolate chunks, and use a wooden spoon to stir the chunks into the batter. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease your baking sheets (or line with parchment) and set aside.
After the batter has been refrigerated, drop tablespoons of batter onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 14 – 16 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the baking sheets (2-3 minutes), then remove the cookies and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Stored in airtight containers, these cookies will last for a week. They are absolutely delicious dunked in a cup of coffee… trust me! :)
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