Friday, April 15, 2011

Best Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies Ever

The first time I ate these babies I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The chocolate was still melty, but the cookie had set up just enough to be held in my greedy little hand. Each bite was sweet chocolatey perfection. So. Dang. Good. After 3 or 4 or maybe 5, I finally begged my friend Lindsey for the recipe, which she happily surrendered (she even wrote out the recipe with perfect handwriting, the kind every girl tries to mold her penmanship into during high school).

Now for some reason my cookies were a bit flatter than hers were. It could have been the extra egg I tossed in mine. I've noticed that my chickens are not always consistent in the size of egg they lay, so I'm not always sure if I'm getting 2 large eggs or 2 mediums or a large and a medium, and I'm often left to guess how much egg I'm actually using. Have I ever mentioned that I have chickens? I do- three lovely, well-fed, cheery little hens. Two of them are industrious layers, and one is a free loader that only lays when she feels like it. Their eggs have lush dark yolks, the whites separate so easily and whip up beautifully. Fresh eggs are a marvelous thing.

Anyway. Back to these cookies. There's one odd thing about them: the recipe directs you to add all the ingredients together (minus the chips) and THEN add the eggs, which I find very strange. I'll be making these again in the next few days, at which point I'm going to experiment with them to see if it's entirely necessary. I suppose I should have done so before posting this, but I know you'll want to try them as soon as possible. Let us know what you think!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from Lindsey M.
Pictures by Caroline

1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 package instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, pudding mix, white and brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Add flour mixture a little at a time, mixing until combined. 
  3. Add each egg one at a time, mixing in between until creamy and doughy. Add chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  4. Scoop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack. 


Chris said...

Sweet, I even have all the ingredients on hand. Looks like I will be spending this rainy afternoon in the kitchen.

Jessie said...

Wow, these are delicious. I have to assume that you are directed to add the eggs last, so that you can snitch the dough, worry free.

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