Today was one of those day's when something really chocolaty was needed.
Something chocolaty, filled with white chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips and maybe some nuts.
It was a day calling for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with the fudgy chocolate center and crispy edges.
I was having one of those day's where my mind had a huge list of things I wanted to get done before the kids came home but my body barely let me load the dishwasher.
Forget about washing the piles of laundry from the week to make sure the kids have clean socks for tomorrow mornings basketball practice or cleaning the bathroom.
It just wasn't happening.
After I finally finished the dishes I did something I avoid doing and turned around and climbed back into my bed in my cozy P.J's and slept until the phone rang 2 hours later.
It was enough to help relieve some of the pain and allow me to whip up a batch of cookies to help distract anyone who might step foot in our house and see my living pile of laundry or the tooth paste splatters on the mirror in the kids bathroom.
I usually try to keep our cookie jar full in December but this year I've been behind, my house is messier then usual and I've had to learn to accept some things I just can't get done or that the kids don't clean as well as me.
For today loading the snowman cookie jar with Double Chocolate Chip Cookies was moved to the top of my list and it paid off because as I work on this post the kids are helping wash laundry and are thankful for the cookies.
Cream butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined.
Add vanilla and eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
Add cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Mix until well combined and scrape sides of bowl.
Add flour and mix until well combined.
I used unbleached organic all-purpose flour this time but whole wheat pastry flour can be used without any variation in flavor.
Add white chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips and nuts if using. Mix until combined.
Scoop cookie dough by heaping tablespoon or standard sized cookie scoop onto ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Use remaining white and semi sweet chocolate chips to place about 2-3 of each chip on the little cookie balls, this allows some of the chocolate chips to stick out in the cookies.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Cookies are done when edges are set but centers are still soft. Allow cookie to cool for 4 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
These cookies are always a favorite to share with neighbors, friends and family.
Chocolate cookies are an easy gift most of us adore and these cookies are so simple to make.
Now all I need is to grab a tall glass of milk, for dipping of course!
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Chewy chocolate cookies filled with white chocolate and semi sweet chocolate chips. Recipe includes step by step photos and instructions.Prep time: PT10M
Cook time: PT8M
Total time: PT18M
Yield: 48 Cookies
Calories per serving: 146Ingredients
Fat per serving: 9
Fat per serving: 9
- 1 cup Butter, Softened
- 1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 whole Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla
- 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour Or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1 1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1 1/4 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 cups Walnut Or Pecans, Chopped (Optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cream butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
- Add eggs and vanilla one at a time beating until well combined after each addition.
- Add cocoa powder, sea salt and baking soda. Mix until well combined. Scrapes sides of bowl well.
- Add flour and mix until combined.
- Stir in 1 cup each of white chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips and nuts if using.
- Scoop cookie dough by heaping tablespoon or standard sized cookie scoop onto an ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Use remaining chocolate chips to press into cookie dough balls.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until set around the edges and centers are still soft.
- Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool 4 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.