June 26, 2012 by Britney
Like any girl, chocolate is one of my weaknesses. For some time now, I’ve been searching for that perfect chocolate cookie recipe. It could be a double chocolate chip cookie, a fudge cookie, or another chocolate concoction, but I just haven’t found it quite yet.
This recipe comes pretty close, but is still missing the chewiness I’m looking for in a chocolate cookie.
When making this dough, make sure to beat the egg and sugar for a full 13-15 minutes. This creates the textures you’re looking for in the next step. Once all of the ingredients are together, allow the dough to sit for 10-15 minutes so that it can set into a mousee like texture.
Cooling on the baking sheet is also essential because you will pull the cookie out a little under done. The hot sheet will continue baking the cookies to the perfect consistency.
inspired by Baker’s Royale
Preparation time: 30-35 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Makes: 1 dozen
- Double boiler or microwave
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Hand mixer
- Baking sheet & parchment paper
- 6 oz dark chocolate chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Over medium-low heat, melt 4 ounces of the chopped dark chocolate with unsalted butter and then set aside to cool.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl beat egg, sugar, and vanilla extract for 13-15 minutes or until creamy and a pale yellow. Although the mixture doesn’t seem to change for the last 6 minutes, this step is essential for building the texture of the cookie.
- Next add the sifted flour, baking powder, and melted chocolate. Beat until just combined. Allow cookie dough to sit for 10 minutes or until it becomes a mousse like texture. Then add the last 2 ounces of chopped dark chocolate and drop spoonfuls onto parchment paper. Slide into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet. Peel off and enjoy!