The Best Ever Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie

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You can definitely say that milk and cookies is not a habit of mine. It’s more something I read in baking blogs or cooking magazines. However THIS cookie had me reaching for the fridge and the tallest milk glass I could find. Or jug…

This dark, rich chocolate cookie is everything a cookie should be. As gooey as a brownie, deeply chocolatey, and melt in the mouth soft. It’s honesty the BEST chocolate cookie I have ever tasted and seriously addictive.

They are very easy to make although there are a few rules you need to follow in order to achieve the perfect texture. 1. Melt the butter, 2. Don’t over-mix, 3. Don’t over-bake. These rules are crucial to keeping the cookie gooey and moist. Of course, a crunchy cookie will be delicious too but you really want to bite into this soft pillow of chocolate bliss.

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I used a combination of milk and semi-sweet chocolate chunks. Instead of using store-bought chocolate chips, I chopped my favorite chocolates into chunks. You could replace milk chocolate chips with white chocolate if you like a black and white effect. I added walnuts for a nice crunch and flavor, but roasted almonds would be really nice too.

Make these cookies today. Now. Please.

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Ingredients (for about 35 cookies)

  • 250 grams unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chunks (or chips)
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks (or chips)
  • 1 cup walnuts, very roughly chopped

Method

Preheat oven to 175 C (350 F).

In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt the butter, but don’t let it become hot (you can also use a microwave for this). Beat butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitter with the flat beater until mixed and creamy.

Add eggs and vanilla and beat a few seconds to combine. In another bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add this mixture to the mixer bowl and beat to incorporate. Beat in briefly (or fold in with a spatula) the chocolate chunks and walnuts. You will have a rather wet dough.

IMG_3033.jpgLine baking sheets with greaseproof paper or silicon mats. Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon and spoon golf-ball size balls on the baking sheet. Don’t put them close together as they will spread during baking (I put 8 balls on each cookie sheet).

Bake for 9-10 minutes. The cookies will be very soft when you take them out of the oven and will look as if they need more baking. They don’t. The cookies will harden as they cool and if you over-bake them they will be rock hard when cool. They should be soft in the centre and just cooked around the edges.

Leave cookies to cool in the baking pans for 20 minutes or so. Then remove them to plates. Eat them warm or cold with a jug of cold milk.

Note: If for a reason I fail to understand, you wish to half this recipe, use ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs cocoa.

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