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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thick and chewy double chocolate cookies


 Lately , I've been checking out cookies at the bakeries ...

Since I don't really want to fork out more than $ 5. for one cookie ...

One cookie at Mrs Field cost $12.5 , that's more than the price of one kilo of sugar  pfffttttt !

I bet you won't be satisfied with just one measly cookie .....


So , to ward off the temptation to actually buy it , I just baked some instead .

Sort of like my Brookies , right ?! But prettier , I might say ! lol



These cookies are thick , chewy , fudgy and AWFULLY chocolicious ! ^___^

So, are you craving for some chocolate cookies then ?!


Recipe adapted from Baking Illustrated

Makes about 42 cookies

I made half of the recipe and yielded 31 ( 2 1/4-inch ) cookies

2 cups unbleached all -purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
16 ounces semisweet chocolate , chopped ( I used 240 grams chocolate chips , combination of milk and bittersweet ) 
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons instant coffee or espresso powder ( I used  3 teaspoons of espresso powder ) 
10 tablespoons / 1 1/4 sticks / 130 grams unsalted butter , softened but still cool
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar

* Sift together the flour , baking powder and salt in a bowl ; set aside .
* Melt chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl over pan of barely-simmering water , stirring once or twice , until smooth , remove from heat . In a small bowl , beat eggs and vanilla lightly with a fork , then sprinkle the coffee powder over the mixture to dissolve ; set aside .
* Either by hand or by electric mixer , beat butter at medium speed until smooth and creamy , about 5 seconds . Beat in the sugars until combined , about 45 seconds ; the mixture will look granular . Reduce the speed to low and gradually beat in the egg mixture until combined , about 45 seconds . Add chocolate in a steady stream and beat until well combined , about 40 seconds . Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula . With mixer in low speed , add dry ingredients and mix until just combined , do not overbeat . Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature until consistency is scoopable and fudge-like , about 30 minutes .
* Meanwhile , preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C . Line baking sheets with parchment paper and scoop dough with a 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop , spacing mounds of dough about 1 1/2-inches apart .  
* Bake until edges of the cookies have just began to set but centers are still very soft , about 10 ( I baked mine for 11 minutes ) minutes , rotating the baking sheet front to back , halfway through the baking time . Cool cookies on the sheets about 10 minutes , then slide the parchment with cookies onto wire racks and cool at room temperature before removing each cookies .


20 comments:

  1. Did you come up with 42 cookies? That would be good...very good indeed for me as it's part of my new year's resolution...to treat myself well! LOL :D Seriously...I really like the look of your cookies:)

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    1. Annie , lol ! That 42 cookies are huge , I guess :D Maybe about 3-inch or so but I really don't know since I don't have a 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop ! I just rolled mine into a roughly-uniform balls and got that 2 1/4-inch cookies :D

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  2. I love chocolate cookies especially chewy type! Can I have a piece please :)

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  3. these are spectacular looking cookies!!!
    Mary x

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  4. Hi Anne,

    You are right! Who need Mrs Field's cookies? We have Anne now... LOL! With these yummy cookies, I think you can start selling cookies too.

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe , that's why I seldom buy cookies there , their muffins though are much more reasonably-priced and substantial ! lol

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  5. Haha, what an expensive cookie! I would way rather buy one of your homemade cookies, these look too good!!

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    1. Cathleen , you're right ! I'll give you a freebie as well ! lol

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  6. What one cookie for $12.50? Is it a cookie or a cake? Who would want those cookies when we have a perfect recipe with coffee added to it.

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    1. Bal , at Mrs Field's a piece of cookie is HK $ 12.5 that's about 1.5 Canadian dollar :P And it's not that big , about 2-inch a cookie , I guess :D

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  7. Oh, Anne, I must make these!! Thanks so much for sharing...my hubby thanks you in advance :)

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  8. Ann, please send me 2 dozens of these, I will finish it all by myself.

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  9. Hi Anne,
    Delightful looking cookies! I would like 2 dozens too! Hehehe!

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  10. YES! this is why i got into baking. pay $3 for a cupcake? i could make a whole batch for that much! and it would taste better too (brags!) :) and then i eat a whole batch. hmmm. these look so good and satisfying. my mouth is watering!

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  11. good morning anne, i like the look of your cookies! hkd12 for a cookie? the other time i went to hkg , i missed out on Mrs field's cookies! :(

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  12. Hi Anne,
    I live chewy chocolate cookies too!
    Since I pick up baking/cooking as hobby I seldom buy outside:p BUT I sure will get some from Anne's bare cupboard heehee !!

    mui

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  13. Oops! Typo error, I mean I love chewy chocolate cookies:D

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