Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

Homemade Chocolate Cookies


These Chocolate cookies have an absolutely delicious flavor with a nice crust and a brownie like texture.

Total Cooking Time: 30 minutes

I can’t lie, I love chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite but this recipe allowed me to indulge on chocolate even more. And the soft texture is absolutely perfect, it feels like this cookie is the perfect combination of chewy and soft that I’ve been aiming for. I do believe this recipe will end up being one of my go to recipes as these got devoured very very quickly.



Ingredients

The ingredients for this recipes are fairly standard from any baking project. The only bit that might seem a little odd is the use to two fats as binders (butter and oil). Otherwise we have the standards for the cooking baking process: sugar, butter, oil, egg, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder and salt. And of course, we need cocoa powder to make a truly scrumptious cookie.

Process

Making the batter is fairly simple, it doesn’t take more than fifteen minutes. I like to use a paddle electric mixer but I’m sure this can be done with a spoon as well. First, we want to cream together the sugar, cocoa powder, butter and oil. This will make a paste like mix. It almost reminds me of brownies. The important part of this would be step would be melting the butter before adding it into the mixture. This will help incorporate the butter more evenly throughout the mixture.

Then we add in the egg and the vanilla. Now the mixture is one step closer to becoming a brownie mix. I think I want brownies. Maybe homemade brownies are on the horizon.

The of course, we put together our dry ingredient in a separate bowl. This would be the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisking together these ingredients before combining them with the wet mixture will allow the ingredients will smaller amounts to be full incorporated throughout the batter. Then add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix. One important note here, is do not over mix! This will make the cookies tougher in texture.

Then it’s time to form the cookie dough balls to put in the oven. The ball should be about one inch in diameter. I use a cookie scoop for this part because after years of using spoons, I found this was the best way to get a more consistent outcome for the cook.

All that’s left is to bake! These cookies only take about 12 minutes in the oven and then they are ready to eat! Warm and gooey right out of the oven can’t be beat!!

Lessons

It’s okay to freeze

My family has a thing for freezing cookie dough so we can make cookies when we want them and not have them go bad by making too much. This cookies are perfect for freezing and work well coming straight out of the freezer and into the oven. I would recommend scooping the dough into balls and freezing them on a sheet, then they can be stored in a bag!

Homemade Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 10-12 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 24 cookies


Description

These chocolate cookies have an absolutely delicious flavor with a nice crust and a brownie like texture.


Ingredients

  1. ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  2. 1 cup white granulated sugar
  3. ½ cup melted butter
  4. 3 tbsp. canola oil
  5. 1 egg
  6. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1 1/3 cup flour
  8. 1 tsp. baking powder
  9. ½ tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix together cocoa powder, sugar, butter, and oil until well combine
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and fully incorporate.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt
  5. Slowly add flour mixture into the main mix. Make sure to fully incorporate but stop mixing as soon as combined not to over mix.
  6. Fold in optional add-ins (see notes)
  7. Make the dough into one inch balls for each cookie
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

Optional Add-In

These cookies are a great canvas for flavor and gently folding in some of the ingredients from the list below can help extra flavor and texture!

  • Chocolate Chips (Dark, Unsweetened, White)
  • Walnuts
  • M&M’s
  • Peanut Butter Cups (Chopped)
  • Pretzels (Chopped)
  • Crushed Cookies

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