Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Triple Chocolate Chunky Cookies... some people like them.

After cleaning up from my experience baking 30 dozen cookies for Christmas I started in on making some simple chocolate cookies for my friends. These cookies are best if left slightly under baked.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 ounces premium dark chocolate
6 ounces milk chocolate
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The process for making these cookies is reasonably simple. First we need to start preheating our oven to 325 F. While this is warming up we can mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. On the stove top we can set up a water bath to gently melt our dark chocolate with the unsalted butter.

Once the dark chocolate has fully combined with the butter we can then mix this chocolate with the sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. When these ingredients have been fully mixed we can then start adding the flour mixture to the bowl.

Now for the slightly more tricky part of the recipe. You'll have to chop the milk chocolate up into chunks. This can be done using a sharp knife and a cutting board. Please take great care while trying this part, the chocolate will become slippery as you work with it so take care when working with your knife. When you have chopped up all of the milk chocolate you may fold the chunks into the batter.

The batter, now completed, can be dropped on to an awaiting cookie tray. I use a pair of table spoons to gather up and drop amount of dough onto the cookie sheets, spacing drops about two inches apart. Bake cookies for about 15 minutes.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! :)