Monday, October 4, 2010

All right, ALLLLL RIIIIGHT!!!!!

Fine! After popular demand, I will share the cookie recipe I just used for the Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I just made for Travis. Will I share my Heart-Attack Cookie recipe with you? NO! Howeverrrrr, I will be gracious enough to share this delicious and super-chocolatey cookie recipe with you. It is from an amazing book that I think all cookie-lovers should own: bigfatcookies by Elinor Klivans. It is a beautiful cookbook featuring big, bad cookies that would make the Cookie Monster give up his stupid new-found love for veggies (freakin' liberals) and return to his true love. For those of you who are not rushing to to buy a copy, let me share the recipe I just tried (successfully!):
- 2 & 2/3 cups (16 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened (for about 30 minutes)
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large cold egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

...Okay, good luck! It will be more meaningful if you "discover" how to put the ingredients together to form the cookies (my Elementary Education friends should be chuckling at this)! Now then... toodles!


"Twelve cookies, one pound of chocolate chips--sounds like a good ratio to me. For these cookies, some of the chocolate chips are melted and mixed into the dough and some are mixed into the dough as chips. The result is a dark chocolate cookie with a heap of chocolate chips.
Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Put 2/3 cup (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, mi 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 chocolate chips.

Using an ice cream scoop or measuring cup with a 1/4-cup capacity, scoop mounts 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 sheets 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."

A dozen cookies

Cookie Making:
20 mins

Cookie Baking:
325 degrees, two baking sheets for around 18 mins each

Voila! Give it a shot! With that much chocolate, you absolutely cannot fail at this recipe!


  1. They look amazing Brittany!
    I can't make em till hubbs comes home or I'll end up eating them all ;)
    I've got a cookie recipe you must try.
    Make regular chocolate chip cookie dough (without oatmeal) but substitute the chocolate chips for heath bar chunks or toffee chunks. They are wonderful!

  2. Holy Canoli!! Heating the oven as we speak! Can a girl have too much chocolate? I think not!=) Thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. @Tricia Thanks! I know what you mean... if cookies stick around this house while I am home, I am doomed (as are the cookies I suppose!). Those Heath Bar cookies sound divine!!! =]

    @Erica I agree! I girl can NEVER have too much chocolate! No problem! I hope you enjoy it. =]

  4. More please! (they went quickly)

  5. Haha! Awww, I will have to make more soon, honey! <3 You!

  6. Hi! I have a question about your ingredients. With the baking soda, is it 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda or do you mean baking powder and baking soda? I wasn't sure.

    1. WOW! I never caught that! I JUST fixed it. It was supposed to be 1/2 teaspoons SALT. I changed it. 1 tsp. baking soda. 1/2 tsp. salt. Sorry about that!