Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Whoever invented chocolate is a genius. A good dark choc chunk cookie is traditional yet conventional. Not many people can resist the dark goodness crunch that melt in your mouth as well.

It is not often that I bake dark choc chunk cookies. I guess I usually prefer a lighter tasting cookie rather than a strong one. When the cravings for chocolate hit me however, this cookie helped curb it.

I did this batch of cookies in a rush, hence I can still see some specks of flour on it. *OOPS* I must have missed a spot when the batter was folded in. Nonetheless, they turned out crisp for the first day and slightly chewy on the next.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie (makes 60 cookies)

1 cup butter, soft
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup (unsweetened) cocoa powder
2 cups dark chocolate chunks

Preheat oven 180C

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and mix until smooth.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Fold flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined and no streaks of flour remain. Stir in chocolate chunks.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto lined baking sheets.
Bake for 11 minutes , until set and just firm at the edges. Cookies should still appear moist. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 4-5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

9 comments:

singairishgirl said...

Super yum. :P I haven't been baking much. Soon, I hope.

celine said...

Yummy chocolate cookies...

Big Boys Oven said...

This is defintely delicous. I sure can wallop all!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Oooh, I can't resist dark chunk chocolate cookies either. Yum! Yum!

Retno Prihadana said...

Hmm...chocolate cookies couldn´t pick up only one....I want 10 pieces :))

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sinfully Yummy!

wmw said...

Sigh... If only I could reach out and grab 'em! :o)

daphne said...

singairishgirl- can't wait to see your bakes.

celine- hehe..oh yeah!

big boys oven- me too! hv to stay away frm them..

wandering chopsticks- it's so hard to resist chocolate!

retno-hehe.. another chocolate fan!
little corner- ya! very sinful.

wmw- LOL. Technology has failed us once again. hehe.

Aimei said...

Woo..nothing beats chunks of chocolate with chocolate flavoured cookies! I agree with you, weight concious as we are, life is too short to waste calories! Hehe...moderation is the key..;)

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