Monday, August 13, 2007

Totally chocolate chocolate chip cookies

 Totally chocolate chocolate chip cookies

I made these cookies for one of my co-workers – she’s a secretary, too, and such a sweet person!

I was flipping through the book and couldn’t decide which recipe to bake for her – should I go with ginger? Walnuts? Peanut butter, perhaps? So many options…

Then I thought that one just can’t go wrong with chocolate, especially when it comes with more chocolate. :D

 Totally chocolate chocolate chip cookies

Totally chocolate chocolate chip cookies
from Big Fat Cookies

2 2/3 cups (450g/16ounces) semisweet chocolate chips*
1 cup (140g) unbleached all-purpose flour
¼ cup (23g) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (113g/1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened
½ cup (85g) packed light brown sugar
¼ cup (60g) granulated sugar
1 large cold egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 165ºC/325ºF.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Put 2/3 cup (112g/4 ounces) of the chocolate chips in a heatproof container or the top of a double boiler and place it over, but not touching, a saucepan of barely simmering water (or the bottom of the double boiler). Stir the chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Remove from the water and set aside.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smoothly blended, about 1 minute.
Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing. On low speed, mix in the melted chocolate chips until blended. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing until blended, about 1 minute. Add the flour mixture, mixing just until it is incorporated. Mix in the remaining 2 cups (338g) chocolate chips.

Using an ice cream scoop or measuring cup with a ¼-cup capacity, scoop mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies 3 inches apart.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until they crack slightly on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of a cookie comes out with moist crumbs, not wet batter, about 18 minutes (if the toothpick penetrates a chocolate chip, test another spot).
Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. The outsides of the cookies will become crisp as the cookies cool.

The cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
* I used 112g/4 ounces of chopped semisweet chocolate for the cookie dough and then only 220g chocolate chips (instead of 338g) – they were pretty chocolatey to me.

Makes 12 – I used a tablespoon to measure the cookie dough and got 38 cookies

 Totally chocolate chocolate chip cookies

55 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow, those look absolutely incredible- I'm sure that all of my chocoholic friends would adore them! They look fairly easy to veganize, too...

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Ha, ha, it really is The Book!
Love these cookies Patricia!

veron said...

Oh my goodness. These look so good. Truly chocolate chocolate cookies!

Figs Olives Wine said...

What an unbelievable pick me up those must be! I want to be your coworker - I never heard of anything so nice!

Mandy said...

what a sweet co-worker you are, Patricia. And good choice of cookies! Who could resist chocolate chips cookies! :)

Lydia said...

Any cookie with more than one chocolate is okay with me! These look luscious. I would help you with leftovers!

Amy said...

Aw you're so sweet Patricia! These look delicious, chocolate is always a winner.

Pam said...

I am bookmarking these cookies, they look so good!

Hilda said...

yummy chocolatey goodness. And here I am trying to be reasonable. But I may have to make these for my nieces...

Truffle said...

How dainty and delightful! I love the way you've presented these. I bet they taste amazing too.

Cynthia said...

Every chocolate lover's delight huh? :)

Anh said...

Beautifully delicious! And chocolaty. I cant ask for more.

Everything4sweets said...

I love everything with chocolate, your cookies looks so yummm......

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

How sweet of you to bake these for your co-worker! They are so cute and so chocolate-y! Yum!

Anita said...

They look so wonderfully decadent!

Aimée said...

I wish I had co-workers like you! :)Oh, and one can never have too much chocolate, I see we agree on that one.

Kevin said...

Those look really good. Super chocolaty.

Marce said...

it´d be great to be your coworker, these look absolutely yummy. They remind me of the world peace cookies.

ilingc said...

Hi Patricia, these would go down really at my place and I bet they would really help with combating 3:30itis ;)

sunita said...

That was such a sweet gesture...the cookies look great...hmmmm, you've got me craving for some now...

KJ said...

Yum. They look so good. I can almost taste them from here.

Karin said...

The cookies look really gorgeous, Patricia. However, no more cookies or cakes for me. I have to cut down on sweet things (at least for a while:)

Margaret said...

The cookies look really pretty tied up in pink ribbon. I love the title of the book 'Big Fat Cookies'.

thecoffeesnob said...

Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips? What more can one ask for. These look amazing! :)

Hendria said...

Very lucky co-worker. These look amazing. great photography.
:)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Wonderful cookies, but, argghhh! -another cook book that I must now investigate!

joey said...

Those cookies look absolutely decadent! What a sweet co-worker you are! :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hannah, I'm glad you turn them into cookies you can eat, sweetie!

Tanna, tks, dear! The photos of the book are fantastic, you feel like baking everything. :)

Veron, they are full of chocolate. :)

Amanda, thank you! I'm glad you mfeel this way.

Mandy, chocolate cookies are hard to resist, you're right!

Lydia, please, have some! :)

Amy, I agree! Chocolate is great anytime, anywhere. :)

Pam, I do hope you like them!

Hilda, I would love to hear your nieces' opinion about the cookies. :D

Truffle, I really wanted to get a good photo. :D

Cynthia, you've said it all.

Anh, chocolate is always welcome! :)

Everything for sweets, tks, sweetie!

Jenn, thank you! She liked them and I was glad. :)

Anita, they are decadent! :)

Aimée, we do agree, my friend. :)

Kevin, super! :)

Marce, they do! You are right.

Ilingc, I'm so glad you liked the cookies!

Sunita, thank you, dear!

KJ, I send my brother and sister some and they called me asking for more! :)

Karin, I had only one cookie just to know how it tasted. I can't have sweets either. :)

Margaret, I like the title, too, and the book is lovely!

Hey, sweetie, chocolate and more chocolate. :)

Hendria, tks for stopping by!

Lynn, I can send you some recipes of the book if you want, sweetie!

Joey, thank you, dear!

sher said...

I'll be lusting over those wonderful cookies all day...well, all week. Your co-worker is one lucky person! Can I come work with you??? :):)

Brilynn said...

Those are so pretty!

I just bought some lemon zest fleur de sel and I really want to make chocolate cookies and sprinkle some on top, these look perfect.

Rose said...

How I wish I was your co-worker Patricia! Those look so chocolaty.

kellypea said...

Chocolate, chocolate chip cookies are a real favorite. Hopefully you aren't having to deal with the after effects of cooking with chocolate that I always seem to have -- splatter here, drip there =)

Kelly-Jane said...

Oh they look irresistible, yum :)

JB said...

P, these look fabulous, I'll try them in a reduced fat version and let you know how it works.

Nora B. said...

Great choice! Who can resist a double choc chip cookie(s). Those look so yummy, can you send some over? ;-)

Stephanie said...

Thanks for stopping by my site... and these cookies look great!

Mallow said...

Those cookies look amazing. I think I need to check out that book too!

T.W. Barritt said...

Patricia - you packaged those cookies so nicely - wish I worked with you, too!

Kirsten said...

Delicious!!! (I love anything chocolate!) :)

Peabody said...

Yes, you can never go wrong with just chocolate! Send them my way please.

eatme_delicious said...

They look great, and I'm sure your coworker was really happy to receive them! It's rare that I find a chocolate dough cookie that I like, probably because I don't like the taste of cocoa powder. =\

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice ones Patricia......Loved ur blog dear :-) Great Job :-)

sunita said...

Hey, could you check back on my blog again ( the same recipe of the cookies)...there's something waiting for you :)

Big Boys Oven said...

Such adorable cookies.... they are so cute.

Big Boys Oven said...

Such adorable cookies.... they are so cute.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Patricia , these Double chocolate cookies look fabulous! You've started me craving for some now!

Celine said...

so lovely, Patricia!

babe_kl said...

wow chocolate overload!!! lovely indeed!

Julie said...

Your co-worker is a lucky woman to receive a gift like that! Yum!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sher, my dear, thank you!
Of course you can - I just wish you have a different boss, mine is so rude sometimes. :(

Bri, that idea sounds fabulous!

Rose, I'd love working with you!

Kelly, I'm pretty clumsy sometimes, João says I should be more careful. :)

Kelly-Jane, tks!

JB, I'm so glad you liked them! I'd love to hear/see your take on them.

Nora, I wish I could, I'd send you so many cookies and cakes. ;)

Steph, tks for visiting me too!

Mallow, you should! :)

T.W., tks! I really wanted to cause a good impression. :)

Kirsten, chocolate is always a winner, right? :)

Peabody, I'd love to do that. :)

Hey, sweetie, really? What if you use hot chocolate powder instead and decrease the amount of sugar?

Sirisha, tks for stopping by and for your kind words!

Sunita, I did check it out again and it was a fabulous surprise! Thank you!

Big Boys, tks for visiting my blog!

Carol, tks, sweetie!

Celine, thank you!

Babe, I'm glad you stopped by!

Julie, thank you for visiting, I've become a fan of yours!

Kristen said...

Oh - what a great chocolate fix. These have me craving chocolate! Delicious looking cookies Patricia.

Anne said...

These cookies looks absolutely daring...full of chocolate flavour. My type of cookie :)

sophi said...

I blogged your cookies :)
www.sopimala.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

how long did you bake them for when measuring a tablespoon?

Patricia Scarpin said...

Anonymous, bake the cookies one sheet at a time until they crack slightly on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of a cookie comes out with moist crumbs, not wet batter - start checking after 12 minutes or so.

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