Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thick and Chewy Triple Chocolate Cookies


How did you all enjoy the long weekend? I love Memorial Day weekend. Not only does it give us an opportunity to think of those that have fought for our country, but it also feels like the perfect kickoff to summer! My little boy turned four yesterday, which gave us even more of a reason to celebrate with lots of food, friends, and WATER! Our winter-white skin is paying the price now, but it was so worth it.

These cookies were actually made by my husband, who, I've decided, probably needs more recognition on my blog then I give him. We make a good pair, I love to cook, and he loves to bake. It's a hobby I didn't expect him to have, but we haven't had to buy bread in almost a year, so I'm not complaining! The fun thing about having a husband who bakes is that he doesn't get scared easily, he's attacked some pretty involved recipes that I wouldn't dare try.

The funny things about these cookies is that my chocolate loving husband didn't even care for them. But I, who doesn't crave chocolate often, loved them! I thought they were rich, chewy and delicious. I had a really hard time stopping at one. It's probably a good thing that I'm not a huge baker, otherwise these would be in stock at all times!

Thick and Chewy Triple Chocolate Cookies
America's Test Kitchen Baking Book

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons salt
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons instant coffee (I omitted this)
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
16 oz semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

1. Adjust the oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla, and coffee together until the coffee is dissolved.

2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 6 minutes, scraping down the bowl and beaters as needed. Beat in the egg mixture until incorporated, about 30 seconds. Beat in the melted chocolate, about 30 seconds.

3. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture until combined, about 30 seconds. Stir in the chips until incorporated. Cover the bowl of dough with plastic wrap and let stand at room temp until the consistency is scoopable and fudge-like, about 30 minutes.

4. Working with 3 tablespoons of dough at a time, roll the dough into balls and lay them on the prepared baking sheets, spaced about 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies until the edges are set and beginning to brown but the centers are still soft and puffy, 10 to 12 minutes, switching and rotating the baking sheets halfway through baking. (The cookies will look raw between the cracks and seem underdone.)

5. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough using a cooled, freshly lined baking sheet.

25 comments:

Erica said...

That is so funny! My husband really enjoys chocolate and I'm sort of eh on it- whenever I like a chocolatey creation, he seems to think its just OK! The cookies look great- looks like they have fantastic texture

Kris said...

These look divine!

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Natalie said...

I haven't made chocolate cookies in way too long! These look fabulous!

Bo said...

Sound like you and your husband make a great team...the cookies sound delicious.

Pam said...

I'll take one with a glass of milk please.

girlichef said...

Mmm...I know I'd like them...and I'm guessing hubby would, too. You guys make a great duo ;) Happy Birthday to you little guy!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

these look so good what a cool pair cooking and baking I would faint if mine baked something he he

ARLENE said...

I love those America Test Kitchen books and these cookies do look amazing. Lucky you; homemade bread and a sous chef.

Reeni said...

Happy Birthday to your son! You and your husband do make a great tag team - that is so cool that he is baking all your bread. The cookies look like a chocolate lovers dream!

christo AKA doggybloggy said...

you are one lucky gal - I wish someone - anyone would cook or bake for me

Julie said...

Oh my, those would disappear so fast around here! Yum!

Liz said...

My husband is in charge of all things pie. The cookies look great!

theUngourmet said...

Happy birthday to your son! My kids would love these cookies. Anything and everything chocolate is a hit.

Debbie said...

Those cookies look irresistable! I know I would be "picking" at them all day long! My husband also loves to bake. So between the two of us there is always something sweet around the house. I don't know though if that's a good thing or bad thing!!! lol....

The Blonde Duck said...

I really wish I wasn't allergic.

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday to your son, Teresa. And how lovely to have a husband who loved to bake when you don't, and is willing to bake something he ended up not liking! As far as I'm concerned, these look yummy!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

My husband just watched an episode of America's test kitchen for the perfect chocolate chip cookie - they chose Giaradelli 60% cocao chips as the best, and somehow those chips actually made it into our grocery basket this past weekend!

Now after seeing your hubs cookies, I need to get on that!

Brownieville Girl said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

Those cookies look delicious.

Mary said...

These look delicious and I could never say no to triple chocolate. I' Know I'd love these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Megan said...

I'm always up for another cookie recipe, especially chocolate!

Emily said...

Mensch! Just the title mouths my mout water!!! This looks like an "ultimate" cookies! Kudos to the cook!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Now I wish I had a husband who can bake! I bake, but I get lazy. You're both blessed to have each other...I guess you'll never go hungry! ;)

Sunshine said...

Not a chocolate person but I would bake them for my family. Love your blog!

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Cathy said...

Yum, these would take care of my chocolate craving in no time. All they need is a nice cold glass of milk.

Kim said...

Yikes, sunburn! I sure hope that you all are feeling better by now:) SO cute that your husband likes to bake and actually knows what he's doing in the kitchen. Last time my husband baked a cake he subbed maple syrup for the oil (it was a sticky mess)! These cookies really speak to the chocolate lover in me!