These are the best Double Chocolate Cookies you will ever eat. Fudgey, gooey and absolutely never cakey - delicious!
How do you cookie?
The consistency of a cookie seems to split the world into two. Are you on the cakey side or on the chewy side?
Well, if you are on the cakey side I would very respectfully ask you to leave.
Your only alternative is to come over to the dark side - because we have chewy, fudgey, gooey double chocolate cookies.
Consider it the red pill equivalent of the food world. Keep eating your cakey cookies and you’ll be in eternal bliss about it. But take one bite of this chocolate delicacy right here - and you will start questioning your entire existence.
But they’re just so unbelievably good, I decided there needed to be a standalone, year-round kind of deal of my version, too.
The trick for getting them so extremely fudgey and dense lies in the preparation: They’re a melt-and-mix kind of cookie.
But they’re a bit different. There’s a lot of melted chocolate in the dough. And very little flour.
And it won’t seem like a dough at all when you pour it into the pan to freeze it. It will seem way too liquid to ever make cookies.
Do not be alarmed. Do not be tempted to add more flour. It is how you get to red pill town.
Freezing the dough will set it so it can be scooped once it’s firm. Do allow it to warm up slightly (otherwise you can’t scoop them), but not too much. These are a bit finicky and if you let the cookie dough get too warm before baking, they will puff up too much in the oven.
They are very much worth the effort though, because if you do it right they will puff up a bit (thanks to the eggs), set (again, eggs and that bit of flour) and then once they’re out of the oven they will flatten down and be chewy and amazing (that’s probably all that chocolate and butter and sugar in there…).
They crackle on top a bit like a brownie (I guess that’s why my favourite brownie recipe has an equally insane chocolate to flour ratio) - perfection.
The even more beautiful thing about these is that you can always have a container of cookie dough in your freezer. If you get a hankering for something sweet, you can bake yourself two.
If you have your brother and his girlfriend over for a Sunday lunch, you can bake 20 and surprise your guests with warm cookies fresh out of the oven.
And yes, all 20 will vanish in the matter of a few minutes. I tested this theory in a very humane experiment with my own brother and his girlfriend, and it’s solid.
So - now it’s up to you. Which pill are you going to take, blue or red? I would very much encourage you to take the red one and dive head-first into fudgey cookie bliss.
Go on. Be brave. Be Neo.
Because this is how you cookie on the dark side.
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