Oct 3, 2013

Dark Chocolate Chewies


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 egg
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!














80 comments:

  1. Wow... that looks amazing Joy. Dark chocolate chewy cookies? Delicious and pinned! :)

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    1. Anne, thank you so much! I tried to dress them up a little with icing or sprinkles or *something*....but it just interfered with that yummy chocolate taste. :) Thank you for visiting, and for pinning- you are an awesome blogger friend!

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  2. These look delicious. They are so perfect! My favorite type of cookie is a chewy one! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe at the Fill The Cookie Jar group. I am so glad you are a part of it and I look forward to seeing what you create next month!

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia! They really are good, but I am planning on getting "fancier" with next month's!! ;) I am very excited to be a part of this group- thank you so much for creating and running it!

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  3. You are just determined to fatten us up with your yummyness! Those do look scary good!

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    1. Yes, this time of year is so dangerous...all the yummy treats just waiting to be made...and taste-tested! :)

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  4. I love crinkle cookies. And yes, they look scary good.

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    1. Marlene, thanks for noticing my clever Halloween references, lol! I thought your Raw Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bites looked so good, and the photos of them were party-perfect!

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  5. I have to make these cookies, Joy! They are calling my name :) So glad to have you on board and part of Fill the Cookie Jar.

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    1. Kris, if you make them, I hope you like them as much as we do! I loved your Witches Brooms SO much- very artistic!! :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. YUM! These sound like great cookies.. Perfect to fill the cookie jar with.

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    1. Marlys, they are really good. :) Thank you for stopping by- I LOVED your lacy spider web cookies!

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  7. I agree with you - sometimes a cookie just needs to be left alone! This one is a perfect candidate for that! I picture them tucked alongside Halloween decorated ones on a big platter. I think they'd be the first ones gone!

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    1. You know, I hadn't thought of that- but you do need some variety on a platter of cookies! Aren't you nice to make me feel better about my plain little cookies! :) Thank you for coming by!

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  8. Chocolate cookies, yes Joy they will be on my baking list for tomorrow -- it's my baking day. Love the dark chocolate and the crunchy top. Pinning and sharing.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

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    1. Thank you, Joanne, and thanks for pinning! I hope you like them as much as we do! :) Thank you for coming by!

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  9. Great minds think alike with the dark chocolate this month! Chewy cookies are my favorite, so these look so delicious!

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    1. I thought the very same thing, Lesa, but your cookies are lots more Halloween-y looking with the addition of the Reeses Pieces! Very festive, and I LOVE the combo of dark chocolate and peanut butter!!

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  10. Oh. My. Word. You know just how to make somebody's jaw drop and drool at the same time!!! These would be 'GONE In 60 Seconds' at my house!

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    1. JoAnn, thank you so much- we really liked them! "Gone in 60 seconds"- hahaha! :)

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  11. Oh my goodness these look awesome! We are hosting my daughter's youth group tomorrow night and these will be perfect! Of course, I will have to make them today to try them out. ;) Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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    1. If you try them, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! :) Thank you for coming by!

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  12. Chocolate is my one weakness. I'm pinning the recipe. Thanks for sharing it!
    Ann

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    1. We must have the same weakness, Ann! :) Thank you so much for coming by, and for pinning!!

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  13. Oh my these look so tasty. I'm pinning this one!

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    1. We really liked them a lot, Missy Homemaker! :) Thank you for stopping by, and for pinning!

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  14. Boy these sure look yummy! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! We really liked them. :) Thank you for coming by, and for joining us for Let's Get Social Sunday!

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  15. Definitely a new recipe to try at my home.. commenting from Memoir Extraordinary Blog Hop.

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    1. Thank you, Remy! Thanks for visiting from the blog hop- I am on my way over to see you! :)

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  16. I've been wanting to try some new cookie recipes. This one is going in the lineup!

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    1. Ashley, if you make them, I hope you like them as much as we do! Thank you so much for coming by! :)

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  17. I will be making these for the holidays I am so tired of the regular cookies I always make. Pinning this one right now

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    1. Kita, they are kind of a nice change of pace! Thank you so much for coming by and for pinning! :)

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  18. I can't get enough of dark chocolate, and these cookies look absolutely divine! Just pinned 'em so I can make them sometime this month for Halloween. Great idea!

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    1. Erin, thank you so much for coming by, and for pinning!! Happy Halloween (a little early!) :)

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  19. Scary because I'd probably eat the entire plate. Cookies (and brownies) are probably my favorite treats. And dark chocolate is my most favorite thing ever! I like the brown sugar in these cookies to make them nice and soft. Thanks for linking, Joy!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! Yes, I love to bake with brown sugar....um, and chocolate, of course... :) Thanks for stopping by and for hosting See Ya in The Gumbo!

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  20. Chewy and chocolate??!! Sign me up!!

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    1. Lol! Thank you, Meghan, and thanks for hosting Wake Up Wednesdays! :)

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  21. YUM!! Those look crazy delicious Joy. I love anything chocolate!! :)

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    1. Lisa, they really are good....but way too easy to whip up! ;) Thank you for coming by!

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  22. Chocolate and chewy! What a perfect combination. Pinning these to make for Halloween treats!

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    1. Thank you, Marie, and thanks for pinning! I enjoy Let's Pour Tea! :)

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  23. Those look so delicious. Thank you for sharing them!

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    1. Thank you, Tammie and Alessa, and thanks for visiting! :)

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    1. We really liked them- thank you so much for coming by! :)

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  25. These look so yummy! Thanks for linking up at the party! https://www.facebook.com/craftscakesandcats

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  26. Yum! I am looking forward to trying out this recipe -thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Maria, if you try them, I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for coming by! :)

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  27. I love brownies and cookies are my weakness so one that combines the two is a surefire winner for me. My cookie jar is empty so your recipe just might fill it up today.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Lulu! If you try these, I do hope you enjoy them- they definitely satisfy a brownie or chocolate craving! :)

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  28. It looks like nobody tried to make these cookie yet, as all comments were in regard to the picture. I'm not a novice baker, but these turned out disastrous. Very disappointing. They came out as cracked balls, the dough didn't melt into shape of cookie. Are you sure, 1 egg is sufficient? Not sure why it didn't turn out for me, used all ingredients as stated above. Any thoughts?

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    1. Oh, Lena, that has got to be so disappointing! :( As many times as I have made these, I've never run into that. I'm sure you triple checked the exact measurements of all your ingredients, especially that you used enough real butter and that your soda wasn't old. And since you're not a beginner, I know you spooned the flour and cocoa lightly into the measuring cup, not scooped it or packed it before leveling. Those are the only things I could think of- I truly hate that they didn't turn out for you!

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  29. Yum, these look great. I'm a chocolate lover so I will be trying these. Thanks for sharing with GIT, I'm featuring you.

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    1. Oh, thank you so very much- I am really happy that you liked them. :) Thank you for hosting Great Idea Thursdays- I am a big fan of you and Krista!

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  30. These are excellent cookies! They taste like Oreo brownies in a cookie form. They are very easy to put together. Instead of rolling my cookies into balls, I just used a cookie scoop. Thank you so much for a recipe that is going into my file.

    Jocelyn

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    1. Jocelyn, I'm so glad you liked them. "Oreo brownies" is the perfect way to describe them- thanks, that's exactly it. And why haven't I been using a scoop all along??? Lol! I really appreciate your feedback and your visit, as always! :)

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  31. You had me at CHOCOLATE! I already pinned this so I can try them at home! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Michelle, thank you so much for stopping by, and for pinning the cookies! If you try them, I hope you like them as much as we do! :)

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    1. Evelyn, they ARE a fun group! :) Thank you for coming by, and for hosting Freedom Fridays!

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  33. What a great collection of cookies and a great new group for Blog Land. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fun weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It is a great group, Miz Helen! Thank you for hosting Full Plate Thursday! :)

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  34. Trying these tomorrow!! They look absolutely amazing!

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    1. Mary, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed my visit to your blog (that lady bug)! :) Thank you for coming by!

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  35. Just signed up to follow your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary! I look forward to reading posts from Mary Denman...Writer, Photographer, Observer! :)

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  36. I could certainly fill the cookie jar with these yummy treats! Hugs

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  37. Love this! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

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    1. Thank you for pinning, Savannah! I always enjoy Saturday Dishes! :)

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  38. Joy I need these cookies today. I am having a chocolate fit!
    Thanks for linking up
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Lol, Dawn, these are definitely good for chocolate fits- I have been known to have a few of those myself! :) I love Swap N Share!

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  39. These cookies look absolutely divine! I love chocolate anything and dark chocolate just gives so much more flavor! Stunning with that orange backdrop :) You are being featured @ Great Idea Thursday's!

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    1. Krista, thank you so much! I love Great Idea Thursdays! :)

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  40. Okay, the ones I made don't look anything like yours, but they are DELICIOUS! Thank you! :)

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    1. Cindi, I’m glad you liked them! :) You are so nice to let me know- I really appreciate it! We love them, and I’m happy that you enjoyed them, too.

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  41. I wish i could try one of these now Joy! Pinned and shared!

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