Monday, December 17, 2007

Oooops, I made these again... Jessica's super chocolate cookies

Jessica's super chocolate cookies

I must be going crazy. Or senile.

Valentina posted a cookie recipe on her blog in Portuguese especially for my sister. They looked super tasty and Jessica and I baked them in one of the days she spent at my house.

I was completely surprised to realize, more than a month later, when I was about to post the cookies, that I had already baked them

I didn’t notice it. Not even for a moment. They looked a bit different, too – and I’m not trying to justify myself here. :)

These cookies are so delicious they are worth being posted again – it was a good thing that Jessica had the idea of using white chocolate chips, too, so they (sort of) have a new look. :)

Jessica's super chocolate cookies

Super chocolate cookies with dark and white chocolate chips

125g dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa – I used 60%
150g flour
30g cocoa powder
1 generous teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
75g brown sugar
50g caster (superfine) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large cold egg
100g semisweet chocolate chips
100g white chocolate chips

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

Put the dark chocolate 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 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 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 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 chocolate chips (both semisweet and white).

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.

* We used 1 ½ tablespoon of dough for each cookie and got 24


Manggy said...

Haha! To think I was just eating dark chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips myself last night (someone gave my mom a few)! :) Well, I don't blame you, these look fantastic!

linda said...

They look super good! Pity I can't have one now with my tea ;)

Deborah said...

They certainly do look good enough to post twice!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, these look divine! Chocolate cookies...what sin! YUM. :)


Anonymous said...

Oh wow, these look divine! Chocolate cookies...what sin! YUM. :)


Karin W. said...

We all forget. Google Bot is the only one who doesn´t like to find duplicated content:)

Maggie said...

Homemade cookies are always wonderful. Much better than bought and I wish I had smellivision now!
Happy Christmas and New Year. Mx

Anonymous said...

Lol. Damn. Never mind, they do say that practice makes perfect.
And these look pretty perfect to me.

Hey Mark, stop taking cookies from your own Mother.

sunita said...

Mmm yuuummmmyy... Patricia,I wouldn't mind if you posted them a hundred look at them is gratifying enough...thanks for the recipe...the kids would love them :-)

desie said...

they do look super!
i love your cookie recipes especially rich ones like this, won't be too good for the waistline, though.

Anonymous said...

These look great, any chance in getting the recipe with US measurements? Thanks!

Anh said...

Absolutely wonderful! :)

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I don't think anyone minds seeing these luscious chocolate cookies more than once. I'd be happy to help with leftovers!

Happy Homebaker said...

I have already bookmarked this recipe! I can't wait to try it :)

ilingc said...

A great recipe deserves a second post Patricia! :)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

If a cookie is successful, by all means, bake it again, and again! I wish I could have one, Patricia!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Manggy, Graeme told you to stop "stealing" cookies from your mom! :)

Linda, they were gone in no time. :)

Deb, thank you, sweetie!

Nikki, lots of chocolate here!

Karin, I didn't mind eating them again. :)

Margaret, happy holidays to you too, dear.

Graeme, Mark should behave himself. ;)

Sunita, thank you! I hope the kids do like these!

May, that is true. lol

Anonymous, check it here (the other time I made them)

Anh, thank you!

Lydia, Jessica took the leftovers home! :)

Hi, sweetie! I hope you and the boys like them!

Ilingc, I'm glad you feel this way!

T.W., I wish I could send you tons of these, my friend!

Veron said...

these looks super chocolatey! Just the way I like my cookies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Patricia,

Those look delicious! I might have to make them too. That is, if I haven't made them already. Like you, I sometimes make things and forget about them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, the English version looked like a different recipe, but I realized it was just written a little differently. These just came out of the oven, they are fabulous! Great rich chocolate flavor, nice texture, great taste! After baking about 20 dozen cookies I realized I needed a good chocolate cookie and these fit the bill! They are now on my top ten list! MAKE THESE!!

see115 said...

Hi Patricia,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It looks like you have some wonderful recipes and photos! I can't wait to look around and try some recipes. Yum!

*Happy Holidays*

Cakebrain said...

Hiya Patricia,

Yummy looking chocolate cookies...and white chocolate is my favourite foil to dark chocolate!

Cris said...

They look yummy Patricia... I would love to try them, another recipe to my list. :-)

Toni said...

Oh Patricia, you can post chocolate cookies any time - I know I'll be standing up and applauding each and every time! I adore chocolate, and you'd be left without any if I was there! ;-)

Chibog in Chief said...

me too, i wouldnt mind..chocolate cookies are always the best!!specially this one you made it looks really rich in choco and moisty inside..i always eat mine with a glass of cold milk..yummmy!!

Amy said...

Wow dark and white chocolate, two of my favorite things. The best of both worlds in one cookie, how can I not love it. :)

eatme_delicious said...

Well Patricia since you've now posted them twice, I definitely have to make these at some point! They look quite tasty.

Susan said...

Twice-baked cookies [not to be confused w/ biscotti ; ) ] officially make them a permanent recipe in your rotation. I know Santa would be happy with them every year.

Anonymous said...

These look lovely---good enough to make again and again and again!! :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Veron, they are full of chocolate. :)

Anna, thank you for stopping by! And good to know I'm in such great baking company. :)

Anonymous, please, leave your name next time! It's great to know you like the cookies, thank you for sharing your opinion about them, I really appreciate it!

Beth, thank you for visiting, too! I do hope you like my recipes!
Happy Holidays and warm Brazilian hugs to you. :)

Cakebrain, they really go well together, you are so right!

Cris, they are yummy, my dear. :)

Toni, I'd love to share these with you, sweetie!

Dhanggit, cold milk goes really well with these!

Amy, your cookies have been tempting me, you know. :)

Hi, darling! Do try them and please, let me know!

Susan, and my sister told me that she wants to bake these again for Christmas. :)

Clumsy Cook, thank you, darling!

Kristen - Dine & Dish said...

These have my mouth watering! They look so delicious.
Merry Christmas Patricia!

【WellWellCat】 said...

Your chocolate cookies are very nice~
And I like the Nigella Lawson: Chocolate Chip Cookies(,I hope to made this on tomorrow *:人:* ~ Please best wishes for me can
succeed made it~ >""",<

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