I am excited to be baking with a baking group known as Fill The Cookie Jar. Every month we are assigned a different theme to follow, and this month's theme is Halloween!
These dark chocolate cookies will put a spell on you. They'll remind you a little of a brownie in cookie form- a nice, thin, crackly crust forms on the outside of a dark, chewy middle. Scary good!
Dark Chocolate Chewies
Makes about 24
1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon dark chocolate unsweetened baking cocoa (sift before measuring)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat egg and vanilla together. Set aside.
Put brown sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping sides frequently, about 3 minutes. While mixer is running, gradually pour in granulated sugar, and beat well. On low, add cocoa and egg mixture, and beat until well combined. Gradually add flour mixture, and beat until well combined, scraping sides frequently.
Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls. Place balls on cookie sheets, about 1 and 1/2" apart. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, turning pans half way through. Do not overcook- cookies will look puffed and may not look completely "done", but they will set up as they cool. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Let cool completely.
Dark Chocolate Chewies have been taken to some of these fun parties!