If you ever get that uncontrollable cravings for something chocolatey, oh boy are these cookies for you. The problem is, these aren’t going to last very long. They are that good. Soft, chewy, totally decadent, and the pools of dark chocolate are such an incredible combination, I find myself going back to the plate for just one more…ok oneeee more….this is the last one I swear. You get the idea, once you taste one it’s hard to not want to eat the entire plate. Pair these with a strong cup of coffee and you’ve got the best 3pm snack.
I added some sea salt on top of these and I think you’re going to love that. It’s a nice little salty bite with the dark chocolate chunks.
-1 cup salted butter
-1 and 1/2 white sugar
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-3 tablespoons strong coffee
-2 and 2/3 cup all purpose flour
-1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 cups chopped dark chocolate (for these I was using Ghirardelli bars 72% dark)
-Optional sea salt for topping
1. Take 1/2 cup of the butter and melt it in the microwave until it is completely melted. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes until it has solidified again. The remaining 1/2 cup of butter bring to room temperature.
2. Preheat the oven to 350. Once the 1/2 cup of butter is removed from the freezer cream that together with the other 1/2 cup butter, the sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. You can use a stand mixer or handheld mixer. Add both eggs and mix until combined.
3. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add this mixture to the butter mix and stir until it’s incorporated. Add the coffee gradually as you’re stirring. If the dough feels too sticky, add a little more flour. Lastly, stir in the chopped chocolate.
4. Drop dough balls onto baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Once baked, place ona cooling rack or plate right away. These are meant to be super fudgy and soft. Sprinkle with a little sea salt if you want, enjoy!
Source: Pinch of Yum