Our blog is officially one year old today! (Here’s our first post, if you would like to see…although there isn’t much to it.) It has been a good year full of great food. We would like to thank any readers for taking the time to read our posts, and like them or comment on them. It means a lot to us! Even though our blog isn’t “big”, we hope that our readers have been able to find some delicious recipes here, since that is our goal! Over the past year, we have made a ton of things that we might not have made without the blogging world, like delicious macarons, French baguette, bagels, and scallops. It’s been a lot of fun getting to make all of these recipes! Think about how many calories we’ve eaten (scary, given the number of desserts on here)! Hopefully we’ve worked off a few of them…
To celebrate, we are sharing some really delicious and seriously chocolatey cookies with all of you. They are very much like a brownie, but are easier to transport because they hold up as well as cookies. The edges are slightly chewy/crispy (the best part of any good brownie or cookie, no doubt) and the center melts in your mouth. The top has that nice crackled look associated with brownies. They are quite simple to make and very, very good! We actually brought these to a youth group event (sorry, these were not just for our blog anniversary), and there were only two left at the end of the night- everyone seemed to like them. We hope you will celebrate our blog anniversary with us and try these wonderful cookies!
Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Makes about 24
Recipe slightly adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 tablespoons salted butter (or 4 tablespoons unsalted + 1/8 teaspoon salt)
2/3 cup flour (yes, that’s correct!)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 rounded teaspoon sea salt
2 large eggs, room temp
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped or chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter together. Stir frequently and keep the heat low so your chocolate doesn’t scorch. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture is aerated and silky-smooth (4-5 minutes). Reduce the speed to low and add the melted (and cooled) chocolate mixture. Mix until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips or chunks.
Put the dough in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to prevent the cookies from becoming too thin.Drop the dough by tablespoon about 2 or 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies, rotating the sheets halfway through, or until the cookies are crackled and shiny and nearly set in the center. The cookies should still be slightly soft. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack to let them cool completely. But who are we kidding, how long will they last warm out of the oven? Enjoy!