Baking: Fudgy Double Chocolate Cookies

Since I started dating someone new, it’s just been an interesting experience trying to get to know him and his friends. I can’t say we’re similar people because we aren’t but it’s just interesting to meet other people out there. He invited me to a werewolves game night one of his friends was having. I’ll admit the game is much more strategy than expected and actually probably need to know his friends a bit better to be able to play a full game. I mean for me, I was pretty quiet the whole time to figure out how strategy was being developed by most people. 

 

But back to these cookies, I decided to make the cookies for his party since I figured no one can resist homemade goodies and it’ll give me some talking point without being too obvious. I personally think I’m a super interesting person, but honestly, I can get a little quiet around some people. I’m mostly an extroverted introvert I think.

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The recipe was really easy to put together and ended up with these delicious fudgy double chocolate chip cookies. I ended up putting both regular chocolate chips and white chocolate chips in (because I just love chocolate) and even a week later (honestly, I forgot about them somehow), they were still soft and chewy. Delicious! To keep them separated in tupperware, I definitely used a lot of wax paper to keep them from stick to each other – I suggest keeping them that way as well.

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Recipe:
(adapted from here)

Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon homemade vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 Tablespoons espresso or strong coffee, depending on how you want it to taste
1/2 teaspoon espresso
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour (more if it’s too sticky)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips (I did 1 cup of white chocolate and 1 of semisweet)

Instructions:
1. Melt 1/2 cup butter in the microwave, until completely melted. Transfer to the fridge until solid. I left the butter in there for a bit longer than the instructions said, but it was fine. Leave the other 1/2 cup butter to bring to room temperature.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy. Add in vanilla extract and beat some more.
3. Add eggs and mix until combined.
4. In a separate bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and the espresso powder.
5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, adding in the espresso or coffee as you go. The cookie dough will be sticky. If you think you won’t be able to manage the dough, add a bit more flour to it.
6. Stir in chocolate chips
7. Using a tablespoon, make the dough into balls. I kind of just plopped them onto my parchment lined baking sheet as best I could.
8. Bake for about 8 minutes. They will seem underdone, but after they are cooled, they are nice and fudgy.

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