Today´s recipe for the Tuesdays with Dorie group is Double Chocolate Cookies from contributing baker Rick Katz.
This recipe calls for about a pound of chocolate, bittersweet and unsweetened, mostly melted, some in chunks, plain flour, baking powder, a bit of fine sea salt, sugar, unsalted butter, eggs, vanilla (I used pure vanilla sugar) and some instant coffee powder (I used instant espresso powder).
The dough is a bit unusual as it requires you to beat the eggs together with the sugar, vanilla and coffee for about ten minutes before you can add the melted butter and chocolate, the flour mixture and fold in the chopped chocolate. After mixing, the batter needs a two hour rest in the refrigerator. The two hour rest will turn this somewhat marshmallowy batter into a rather stiff cookie batter.
When baked for about ten minutes, the cookies have a slightly crunchy, crackly top (much like that of a brownie) and a soft inside – pure bliss! And I really do appreciate the fact that the batter keeps for up to four days in the fridge, giving you chance to bake fresh cookies at a moment´s notice – I baked cookies from half the dough on the first day and some more from the reamaining dough today! I kept the cookies in a large glass jar and they definitely stayed moist inside – perfect!
These lovely Double Chocolate Cookies are definitely even better with that tall glass of milk or a good strong cup of coffee (in my case).
If you happen to own a copy of "Baking with Julia" by Dorie Greenspan, you will find the recipe for these wonderful cookies on pages 329-330.
To see an array of more Double Chocolate Cookies, baked by the other members of the Tuesdays with Dorie group, please click here.
These were great, weren't they? I froze some so I wouldn't eat them all at once, and found myself eating them straight from the freezer last night :-) They were still delicious.ReplyDelete
Jora, these were quite delicious, dear Jora - since they were so very easy to make and can be prepared in advanve, I put them on my list of cookies to bake for the first "School Christmas Bazaar" of the season that is taking place on Saturday - since we are baking "Stollen" already, this will be a welcome easy recipe to bake alongside!Delete
Thanks for the nice ecomment! All the best to Baby Charlotte!
I ate mine with strong coffee or tea. Actually I turned these into a cookie slab so they looked more like brownies than ever!ReplyDelete
Sure glad that you liked your cookies or your "cookie slab aka brownies" so much!Delete
My coffee begs for these!
Andrea, you're a genius. I'm going to bake these w my li'l Daisy tonight! xo
Colette, much as I would like to be a genius baker, this recipe is just a simple recipe from the "Baking with Julia" book but it is certainly worth making! Dear friend, I do so enjoy your lovely enthusiastic comments! All of them!Delete
Give a big hug to Daisy!
I look fwd to your comments, too, love!Delete
I'm a huge fan of easy recipes.
The weather's been a bit doom & gloom here, perfect for Fall baking.
So I'll get a batch tonight.
Have a wonderful w/end!
Colette, hope the weather will clear up a bit for the weekend - not the nicest time of year around here either weatherwise - would you believe the first Christmas markets opened their doors on Friday?! Time is flying...Delete
Delicious:) I am going to get out the book and start making these great cookies. I can almost taste them with a tall cold glass of milk:)ReplyDelete
Geraldine, first I was not going to make these but I had not baked choclate cookies in a while, so I gave the recipe a go and we really, really enjoyed the texture of the crackly outside and the soft inside! Good quality chocolate will make them even more of a treat!Delete
Andrea, these are totally amazing; the cookies and the photos. I so want to reach in and grab a few and would like even better sitting down with you and having coffee and eating Gebäck - heavenly!! :)ReplyDelete
Dear Chris, let´s meet for a cup of coffee, chocolate cookies and/or "Gebäck" then - we should exchange tips and tricks on how to bake treats for the Holiday season too! Now that would certainly be a fun meeting!Delete
Thank you for the comment and I do appreciate some feedback on the pictures - how nice that you mentioned them too, they are always a"work of love" and are very dear to my heart!
Beautiful! I put some of my dough in the freezer so i could have some another time. They are great with coffee.ReplyDelete
They they were great with a cup of good, strong coffee (for me and the rest of the adult taste testers) or a glass of cold milk (for the kids)!Delete
amazing and sinful.
I'll take 2 sins, please! Xx
Kim, isn´t amazing that simply chocolate cookies like this make people swoon like no other cookies?! One of life´s mysteries, albeit, admittedly, a delicious one.Delete
I love the texture on these Andrea. They look pretty decadent, but I could easily eat quite a few! Hope your week is going great, my dear!ReplyDelete
Nazneen, it seems that one can never make enough chcocolate cookies around here or just about anywhere else - the world seems to agree on the taset of chocolate cookies.Delete
I love your pics. Your cookies look fantastic. These were so good!!ReplyDelete
Sandra, I am rather happy that someone actually comments on the photos...thank you very much for that!Delete
I'm crazy for chocolate, in any form. I think I can't resist a good old chocolate chip cookies...and better when it's doubled chocolate. :) Love them!ReplyDelete
Amy, thank you for the comment - chocolate cookies or rather double chocolate cookies seem to be a "Must" once in a while!Delete
Our kind of cookie!! Chocolate on chocolate!! lolReplyDelete
Thanks you two - chocolate and more chocolate, what a treat!Delete
I wish to be your neighbor.ReplyDelete
Candy, that would be fun - one more taste tester! Can never have enough friends and taste testers! Thanks for the comment!Delete
I love double chocolate cookies - triple chocolate aren't bad either! :) Do your children know how lucky they are? ~ DavidReplyDelete
Dear David, triple chocolate cookies sound good - I sometimes bake triple chocolate cookies with dark, milk and white Lindt chocolate - a MS recipe that I really enjoy every once in a while! As far as the children are concrened - they are spoiled rotten as far as food is concerned - seriously, I hope to raise them to be aware of the things they eat and enjoy good food!Delete
Thanks for the kind comment, dear friend!
I can never say no to chocolate. Now that I saw your post, I have to go downstairs and look for something chocolatey... :) Double chocolate cookies? I need to double my consumption too!!ReplyDelete
Nami, occasionally we enjoy really chocolaty cookies - like this week - this is a nice recipe that I will bake again for the upcoming bake sales and end-of-year- bazaars. Thanks for the comment, dear Nami!Delete
I have been so busy I forgot about making these, they look fabulous! - I will have to give them a try. Have a great weekend Andrea!ReplyDelete
Karen - thankfully this was a very easy recipe and the cookie dough comes together in no time - it is such a busy time and even I was running a day late with these. Thanks for the comment - hope your business is humming right now!Delete
Bliss is right!!! So glad you enjoyed these, too :)ReplyDelete
Liz - thank you, isn´t it nice that we ALL seem to like these decadent treats?!Delete
Beautiful blissful cookies, Andrea! I really like how they stay moist even after a couple of days. This recipe is a keeper for sure.ReplyDelete
Cathleen, absolutely - these were such wonderful cookies and I am looking frorward to making them for an even larger crowd very soon!Delete
such addictive cookies..chocolate cookies are our all time favorite and these look beyond tempting :-)ReplyDelete
Kumar, it seems that Chocolate Cookies unify us all - everyone liked these and iit is a pleasure to see that they all enjoyed these although there are so many cookie recipes out there. Thanks for the nice comment!Delete
Weren't these unique? I loved the texture of the finished cookie. Yum!ReplyDelete
Cher, they sure were unique and the recipe will definitely be passed on around here.Delete
So, here I am again...(since my smartphone would not send the message) - Sorry for being that late, Andrea.ReplyDelete
You know, Andrea, my husband was giving me strange and amused looks: in fact while scrolling down your blog searching for this post, I had to stop at each picture in each post and "Ooooh! Wooow"! Oh delicious" Oh I want one".
The next time I comment your blog, I'll make sure I am alone in the room ... LOL!
Well done Andrea, your blog is beautiful!
Carola, you are making me blush here - so much prais, thank you very kindl! It makes me extremly proud and happy to get such fabulous feedback and it is a wonderful incentive to carry on this blogging that takes up so much time and effort sometimes - no one knows that better than you, my dear! Thank you, again, I truly appreciate your support!Delete
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