Ultimate Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

by jerseygirl on July 1, 2008 · 21 comments

Today, you would have thought my six year old won a trip to Disneyworld. Why? Because this morning I baked my Sweet and Simple Bakes recipe. It was a thick, chewy, double chocolate cookie. According to my son, they were the best cookies ever. Of course, next time, he has homemade cookies, he may say the same thing. I was going to have only a bite of one but couldn’t resist eating the whole thing. They were easy and simple to make. They tasted so good warm out of the oven. Now I need to run to the store to get more milk. You just can’t eat them without a nice tall cold glass of milk. I cut one open so you could see the chocolaty inside.

I am curious to see what the texture will be like the next day. That might not be possible if my children’s friends come over later. Thanks Rosie and Maria for organizing Sweet and Simple Bakes! I am curious to see all the other lovely cookies. Check them out for yourself. Enjoy!

Ultimate Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Makes approximately 20)

Ingredients
250g (9 oz) plain (all –purpose) flour
50g (2 oz) cocoa powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
175g (6 oz) softened butter
200g (7 oz) light brown sugar
100g (4 oz) caster (super fine) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
300g (11 oz) plain or milk chocolate chips
You will need 2 -3 baking sheets greased or lined with non-stick Teflon liners or non-stick paper.

Method
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl add the softened butter and both sugars and beat together until light and fluffy. Incorporate the egg into the mixture a little at a time until fully combined, then add the vanilla and mix in well. Fold in the sieved flour mixture then the chocolate chips until thoroughly combined. Wrap the mixture in cling film (plastic wrap) and leave to chill in the fridge until the mixture is firm, for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 180°C/375°F/Gas mark 5.
Divide the mixture up into equally quantities (it should make approximately 20 large cookies) and roll into balls. Place onto the baking sheets leaving enough space for the cookies to spread when being baked, with your hand or a spoon slightly press the top of each cookie to make a flatter shape.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 10 -12 minutes until the edges begin to darken. They will look and feel under baked but they’ll be ready. Leave on the baking sheets for about 2 minutes to slightly firm up and then with a large spatula to a wire cooling rack until completely cool.
Top tip: when rolling cookie mixture, slightly damp your hands in cold water this helps to form the mixture without too much sticking to your hands, or use a ice cream scoop to make them all the same size.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Patsyk July 1, 2008 at 1:31 pm

I’m bookmarking this one… as I think my whole family would love it!

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Arundathi July 1, 2008 at 1:42 pm

oooh – that looks delicious!

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Beth July 1, 2008 at 4:18 pm

There were really good. Never mind the kids – I loved them!!

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sefa firdaus July 1, 2008 at 5:32 pm

that melting chocolate inside is really mouth watering!

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Prudy July 1, 2008 at 5:34 pm

My little girl is hanging over my shoulder, begging to make these cookies. Who am I to argue? 🙂

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Clumbsy Cookie July 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm

What a nice looking cookie Lisa! I’m surprised you actually only ate one! You’re my hero!

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Jeena July 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I love the centre of these cookies, what a great treat. These cookies look lovely Lisa!

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sowmya July 1, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Yours have turned out great..

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Bridgett July 1, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Oh, I love love love chocolate chip cookies. I am definitely going to have to make these soon. Yours look so yummy. Did they even last long around the house?

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Maria July 2, 2008 at 4:03 am

Lisa your cookies look so delicious and I am sure they won’t last long!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us in our next bake.

Maria
x

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Chawanmushi July 2, 2008 at 6:31 am

Yes …my boys and I love them too 🙂

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Nickki July 2, 2008 at 7:00 am

Yum, I love the gooey chocolate centres! Your cookies look lovely x

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Robin Sue July 2, 2008 at 7:48 am

Oh me oh my. Those look wonderful. So much yummy chocolate!

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Leslie July 2, 2008 at 8:32 am

Those look like some seriously good cookies!!
Yep that was my first cake..and will probably be my last one of its kind for a while! LOL
And my pork..yes the sauce is sooooooo good!!!!

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Emiline July 2, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Wow, those looks decadent!

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Sharon July 2, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Wow, those look really great! I think I’d like to look into joining simple bakes…I’ve seen some great recipes from there.

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Veronica July 2, 2008 at 11:29 pm

Yummy, those look tasty…now that I have a kitchen again I have to get baking!

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Divya July 3, 2008 at 8:05 am

They look amazing..I love the ooey gooey center…

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Jenny July 3, 2008 at 8:54 am

Oh so chocolaty, I’d love these for sure!!

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giz July 5, 2008 at 8:09 am

Good job on these cookies – yours really turned out well.

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bakingblonde October 25, 2008 at 8:15 pm

Wow, those look like really Chocolate cookies! I LOVE the way they look, i am marking this recipe to try for sure!

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