My husband loves chocolate: chocolate cakes, cookies, milk, you name it. Usually, when I bake, I make vanilla-flavoured sweets, but I decided to try something different this time. So last Saturday, I made chewy chocolate cookies that tasted like brownies. They a little hard on the outside but soft on the inside. If you’re a big fan of chocolate like my husband, you’ll love this recipe! These are perfect cookies for the holidays!
I found this recipe on the Entertaining with Beth Youtube channel. This woman is A-MA-ZING! Her instructions are clear and the steps are easy to follow. Watching the video makes it even easier to make the chewy chocolate cookies.
- ½ cup (120 g) of butter (room temperature)
- 2 cups (400 g) of sugar
- 8 oz (230 g) unsweetened baking chocolate – make sure it’s 100% cacao. It makes the cookies taste so much better!
- 1 tsp (5 ml) coffee or espresso powder
- 3 eggs (room temperature)
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) vanilla
- 2 cups (240 g) of flour
- 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) salt
- 2/3 cup (70 g) icing sugar
- Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until you get a fluffly texture.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave at :30 increments until it’s melted. Add the chocolate to the butter mixture and mix everything together. Then add the coffee/espresso powder.
- Add 1 egg at a time, beating well and scrapping down the bowl between additions. Add vanilla.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix everything well and then add the flour mixture in thirds to the chocolate mixture. Beat until the flour is well incorporated.
- Refrigerate the dough for an 1 hour before baking. Yes, you have to be patient my friend! 🙂 But you’ll see, it will be worth it!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (176c) and in the meantime, shape the dough into small 1 inch balls. Then cover the balls entirely with icing powder. The more the better!
- Place the balls on a parchment cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes maximum. Make sure not to overbake!
You can get creative and add peppermint into the mixture. I hope you give this recipe a try during the Christmas holiday.
Anna Lou Chen
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