Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 12, 2019
Take a different twist the next time you bake chocolate chip cookies, and give these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies a try.  Their nice mildly-chocolate flavored dough complimented by semi-sweet chocolate chips makes for one tasty cookie result, indeed!
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I'm a baker at heart, and my 9-year-old daughter Miss H. is already starting to follow in my footsteps.  Baking is one of our absolute favorite things to do together - and it seems our baking project of choice always seems to be cookies.

Baking cookies is such a wonderful way to get kids involved in the kitchen.  The dough comes together pretty quickly without complicated steps, there are plenty of ways for kids to be hands-on involved with the prep (hello egg-cracking, mixing, and cookie dough scooping!), and the end results are pretty immediate - which is great for kids' not-so-long attention spans.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies' mildly-chocolate flavored dough complimented by semi-sweet chocolate chips makes for one tasty cookie result, indeed!

You can literally go from scooping the dough to nibbling on a warm fresh-from-the-oven cookie in a matter of mere minutes.  Which means kids can pretty quickly experience the result of their kitchen efforts.

And what kid - or adult, for that matter - doesn't enjoy a cookie?

The very first thing Miss H. and I baked together was chocolate chip cookies.  Since then, we've baked up many variations - like banana chocolate chip cookies, cherry chocolate chip cookies, and our very favorite pretzel chocolate chip cookies.

The latest addition to our chocolate chip cookie baking adventures are these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.  And we love them.

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These Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies bake up soft and chewy, just the way we love our cookies.

Three tips help with keeping that texture nice and soft:

1. Chill the dough - Chilling the dough before baking helps keep the cookies from spreading when they bake, resulting in a softer more tender cookie.

I don't always chill my cookie dough prior to baking, but with this dough chilling it does work best.  The cookie dough is on the soft side and really benefits from that hour chill in the fridge. 


I don't always chill my cookie dough prior to baking, but with this dough chilling it does work best. 

While chilling for the at least the full hour gives the best results, if you're short on time, I recommend chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes so you don't get flat cookies, crisp cookies.

2.  Scoop the cookies big - I use a full 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie.  Which means the cookies bake up nice and thick, and therefore nice and soft.  Using a medium-sized cookie scoop with 2-tablespoon capacity to scoop the cookie dough makes measuring this amount super easy - and it's what I do.  I fact, I use a cookie scoop every time I make cookies.

3. Don't overbake! - For soft chewy cookies, get them out of the oven as soon as they look done ... I take mine out when they still look even just a little under-done in the middles.  If anything, I err on the side of underdone.

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This Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe bakes up with a nice and somewhat mild chocolate taste in the cookie itself, which is then amped up by semi-sweet chocolate chips.  For an even softer chocolate flavor, substitute milk chocolate chips, if you'd like.

And do you know how food stylists, bakeries, and bloggers get all those chocolate chips beautifully studding the tops of their cookies instead of just embedded and buried down in the cookies themselves? - They put them on top of the cookie dough after its scooped.

If you want chocolate chips to show on the tops of your cookies after they're baked, strategically place some on top of the scooped cookies before they go in the oven.

Yes, if you want chocolate chips to show on the tops of your cookies after they're baked, strategically place some on top of the scooped cookies before they go in the oven.

I save aside a big handful of chocolate chips when I mix up my cookie dough.  Then after I've scooped each baking sheet of cookie dough, I lightly press about 4 or 5 chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie dough ball.

When the cookies bake, those added-on chips will stay on top.

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So if you'd like to take a different twist the next time you bake chocolate chip cookies, give these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies a try.

The nice mildly-chocolate flavored dough complimented by semi-sweet chocolate chips makes for one tasty cookie result, indeed.  And are just the perfect addition to our chocolate chip cookie baking adventures!

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Yield: about 24 cookies
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Take a different twist the next time you bake chocolate chip cookies, and give these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies a try. Their nice mildly-chocolate flavored dough complimented by semi-sweet chocolate chips makes for one tasty cookie result, indeed!
prep time: 1 H & 20 Mcook time: 11 Mtotal time: 1 H & 31 M

ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

instructions:

How to make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a larger mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and milk; beat well.
  3. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour, and up to 3 hours.
  6. Use 2 tablespoons dough for each cookie and drop onto ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350℉ for 10-11 minutes (do not overbake). Let stand on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing from the pan.
TRACEY'S NOTES
  1. Chilling the dough before baking helps keep the cookies from spreading when they bake, resulting in a softer more tender cookie.  While chilling for the at least the full hour gives the best results, if you're short on time, I recommend chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes so you don't get flat cookies.
  2. I use a medium-sized cookie scoop with 2-tablespoon capacity to scoop the cookie dough.
  3. Don't overbake these cookies!  For soft chewy cookies, get them out of the oven as soon as they look done ... I take mine out when they still look even just a little under-done in the middles.
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6 comments

  1. Pinning this recipe to make with my grandbabies!

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  2. Yummy! Those choco chip cookies look absolutely delicious. Pinned! :D

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  3. There is nothing like a classic Chocolate Chip Cookie, fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies... does it get any better than this!
    Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week Tracey. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow night's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  5. These are beautiful cookies!! They look amazing. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party!

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  6. These cookies look amazing Tracey - thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy - we're so happy to feature you at our 401st party this week!

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