Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Frosted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sounds like chocolate overload, doesn't it?  It's not.. I promise.  It's the perfect amount of chocolate for the chocolate lover!  I ate about 8 of them in one day.  Then I 'forced' my husband to take them to work so I didn't get myself into any more trouble with these cookies.  Needless to say, he sent me a text right after he got to work saying they didn't even last 5 minutes.  I promise you, if they would have stayed 5 more minutes in my house they wouldn't have lasted either (baby liked them.. a lot). 

The cookies have nice crisp edges, and are soft and delicious in the middle.  Top them with some of this 'perfectly chocolate' chocolate frosting, and they are definitely my new favorite cookie (and frosting).  I will never use another chocolate frosting again... cookies, cakes, cupcakes, brownies.. or by the spoon-full, he he.. this is hands-down my favorite chocolate frosting recipe.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe from Nestle Toll House
  • 12 oz. package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
Preheat oven to 375 F.

Microwave 3/4 cup choco chips for 1 minute.  Stir and microwave at additional 10 to 15-sec intervals until melted.  Cool to room temperature.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy.  Beat in melted chocolate and egg.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in 3/4 cup choco chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still slightly soft.  Cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes then move to wire racks to cool completely. Thinly frost centers of cookies with chocolate frosting (see the best chocolate frosting recipe ever.. below).

Yields:  About 20 small cookies.

Hershey's 'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Frosting
recipe from Hershey's
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Melt butter.  Stir in cocoa.  Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.  Add small amount additional milk, if needed.  Stir in vanilla.

Yields:  About 2 cups frosting. (I halved this recipe and it was just enough to frost the cookies)


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