Super soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, chocolatey, delicious cookies.
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tps baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- Parchment paper
This recipe makes about 70 small (1 inch diameter, bite sized) cookies. But they are delicious and they go quickly! So when I make them with friends, we usually do 1 batch each. Start chopping the unsweetened chocolate and butter into smaller pieces. Put them in a double boiler. If you don’t have one, you can use a small pot, boil a small amount of water in it. And melt the butter and chocolate together on a bowl that sits on top of the pot. It’s best of the bowl isn’t actually in the hot water, but just melts from the steam that the water produces. When it’s all melted, set it aside to cool.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla for a few minutes.
In a second, medium size bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together.
Back in the large bowl, add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture. Beat it together until it’s well mixed.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Keep mixing together well. The dough will get very thick and much tougher to work with. When the wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed together, finally add the chocolate chips.
Cover the bowl of dough with plastic wrap and set it in the fridge to cool. You should leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or even overnight if possible. If you don’t have much time, you can place in the freeze to help cool them quicker. The dough is much easier to work with when it’s been cooled.
Once cooled, take out the dough from the fridge. Place the 1/4 cup of flour in a bowl. Lightly dust your hands with the flour, then roll the dough into a small ball and set aside. I recommend dusting your hands with flour after rolling each ball. The dough is very sticky and can get very difficult to work with if it gets stuck all over your hands. Just ensure that the flour is more for your hands and you shouldn’t leave too much of it on the dough.
Place the icing sugar in bowl and prepare your baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the balls of dough into the icing sugar and place them on the baking sheet.
Space the cookies about 2 inches apart, they will flatten a bit in the oven.
Preheat the oven at 325 degrees. Place the tray of cookies into the oven for about 9 minutes. They may seem undercooked when you take them out, but let them cool and they will become more firm. Enjoy! I know the cookies are delicious, but try to share them with friends… they will appreciate it!