Cookie lovers of the world unite! I bring unto you the perfect cookie!
There is chocolate and more chocolate topped with salt and baked to a crackly crunch with a soft and chewy inside!
You may recognize this recipe. I first posted it last year. But I’ve made these beauties about a dozen times since then, and have simplified it a bit. I measure the dry ingredients right into the wet ingredients, without messing up another bowl. Brilliant! Now I’m sure there is a pastry chef somewhere rolling their eyes and thinking this is such an amateur move. (ya, right…like a pastry chef reads my blog). But it works. One less dirty bowl. You clean your bowls pastry chef person…I’ll clean mine.
Why do I do I take these culinary risks? Because I love you guys, and I want you to be happy…and chubby. Be me. Happy and chubby. It’s not a bad thing. And you get cookies instead of kale…and people will like you better. I know this because if I brought a container full of kale to a friend, they would not like me…I live to be liked, so I bring my friends cookies. Nuff said…
Some things I love about this recipe…besides the fact that the final result is a COOKIE!
- You don’t have to chill the dough, you can can go right into feeding the cookie beast as soon as possible.
- You don’t need a bunch of fancy chocolate. Regular old Hersheys cocoa and some good semi-sweet chocolate chips will do the trick.
- They are not kale and your friends will like you.
My other favorite easy cookie: Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies! More chub, more friends, yay!
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup dutch cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- sea salt for sprinkling
- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.
- Using an electric mixer, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar and melted butter on high. Reduce the speed to low. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
- Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt right into the wet mixture.
- Mix until well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips using a spatula.
- Roll dough in 2" balls and place several inches apart on the cookie sheet.
- Using your hand or the back of a spoon, gently press the top of each cookie dough ball until slightly flattened.
- Sprinkle the top of each cookie with a pinch of sea salt.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the cookie edges look slightly browner than the dough
- Cool on wire rack.