Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies...These are full of chocolate chips, moist with soft chewy brownie-like center, and a little crisp on the outside.

If you love chocolate then these are the cookies for you! They are full of rich chocolate flavor.  They are full of chocolate chips, moist with soft chewy brownie-like center, and a little crisp on the outside. 

 

I haven’t made cookies for months. Well, I have made cookies, but I was suffering from some serious brain fog and kept messing up the recipes. You know things like, when the recipe calls for 2 cups of flour and I only add one. If you are looking for paper-thin cookies…that’s how you get them.

Okay, so when I decided to make these cookies first thing I did was mis en place all the ingredients. Mis en place (me-zahn-plahs) is also known as ‘get all your ingredients in front of you before you start’. Mis en place just sounds fancier :D

It’s a simple step that keeps you from making mistakes. Obviously, I left this step out during my brain fog. 

 

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies...These are full of chocolate chips, moist with soft chewy brownie-like center, and a little crisp on the outside.

 

If you have been following, you probably already know that I’m a perfectionist, type-A, obsessive person.  When I mess something up, I really beat myself up.  After 2 bad cookie baking experiences I was determined to make an amazing cookie.

My daughter volunteered to tackle these cookies with me. Of course, the first thing she tells me is what I always tell her…mis en place. Haha Smarty pants!

We thumb through some of my recipes trying to decide which to make. She suggests chocolate cookies. I think dark chocolate and chocolate chips. So, I ask her…”Is that too much chocolate?”  She laughs and says, “Mom, you can never have too much chocolate.”

 Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies...These are full of chocolate chips, moist with soft chewy brownie-like center, and a little crisp on the outside.

 

Kids are super impressionable. My friend said that same thing in front of her three years ago, when she was 10.    

This dear friend of mine loves to say you can never have enough sweets or enough chocolate. My daughter loves this and has taken it on as her new motto. She, of course, hears and remembers this all while my Nutrition talk is just blah, blah, blah. Silly girl, but I know she is listening :D

 

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Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies...These are full of chocolate chips, moist with soft chewy brownie-like center, and a little crisp on the outside.   

One thing she is right about…these are the perfect amount of chocolate! These are a delicious combination of dark chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. These cookies are AMAZING! They are full of chocolate chips, moist with soft chewy brownie-like center, and a little crisp on the outside. 

 

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Nutritionally, dark chocolate does have its benefits.  In my most recent Nutrition journal, I read another confirmation that it contains great antioxidants that can help prevent cardiovascular and heart disease. It also talked about its ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. I’m all for that!

Best of all research that says it can improve your mood. I totally agree with that because a little chocolate always makes me super happy :D

 

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Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 4 dozen
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup 0% plain greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt with a whisk. Whisk until you can no longer see white.
  2. In a mixer cream butter and sugars. Add in yogurt and mix just until combined.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed until fluffy.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture a little at a time. Mix until combined.
  5. Slowly add in the chocolate chips, reserving ½ a cup of chips.
  6. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment or silpats.
  8. Evenly drop cookie dough using a tablespoon scoop onto cookie sheet. Place a few of the reserved chocolate chips onto each cookie prior to baking.
  9. Bake 8-10 minutes.

 

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Comments

  1. Um yes, I’ve totally done the 1 cup instead of 2 cup thing … many times. You nailed these though! I’m a chocoholic and these look good enough to satisfy even my strongest cravings! Pinned!

    • Good to know I’m not the only one :D It is so frustrating. You go through all that process and then see they are not right. Thanks for Pinning! These are sure to cure any chocolate craving :D

  2. Your daughter is toooo cute!!! and can I add, so so correct! You certainly CAN NEVER have too much chocolate!!! These cookies… Oh gosh they look INCREDIBLE!!!! <3

  3. The first time I tried to bake cookies I used a recipe that called for 1 stick of butter, not realizing that the huge rectangle in my fridge was the size of four “sticks”. The cookies were so greasy they melted off the pan, landed on the element in the stove, and burst into flames. It took me a while to try baking again :P

    Your cookies look super decadent though, so I’ll have to give them a try!

  4. Mis en place – yes!! I’ve had some doozies before from forgetting ingredients because they stayed in the cabinet. But these cookies look like total winners, Cindy! So. Much. Chocolate!

    • Thanks Alyssa! Funny thing I know do mis en place, but then I get too comfortable and think I know what I’m doing. Haha :D I can’t stand ruining a recipe, so I am back to my roots and getting everything out at once.

  5. Your daughter is correct, there is no such thing as too much chocolate! I can’t remember the last time I made cookies, it has been far too long! I really need to get in the habit of laying my ingredients out ahead of time, that might cut down on some of my frantic running around the kitchen feeling like I forgot something. These cookies like extra chocolatey and delicious :)

    • Izzy this girl really loves chocolate! She has gotten into making these chocolate mug cakes. So, now she is getting her chocolate fix even when I haven’t made something. Haha I normally get everything out when I am cooking, but don’t know why I don’t when I bake. I tell you, after ruining a couple of batches now I have everything out.

  6. Being a chocoholic since a child, I obviously love these cookies. Nowadays, I try to eat well and whole throughout most of the day but I save a little room in the evening for treats – chocolate being at the top of the list. All kidding aside, I really do find it makes me happier to have some chocolate every day. : )

    • Monica, I’ve been going through these phases where I don’t feel my meal is complete until I have a little chocolate. Isn’t it great when something so yummy makes you feel good.

  7. I love that you bake with your daughter!! And I love these big yummy chocolate cookies!! YUM!!

  8. realfoodbydad says:

    No such thing as too much chocolate. Especially dark chocolate. My favorite. Love these!

    • I try to teach my guys moderation, so I’m thinking I should not let her read these posts or she’ll see everyone is on the same boat. Haha
      Thanks Matt! These cookies are so delicious! I do love the flavor of dark chocolate :D

  9. That’s such great news that chocolate improves your mood, isn’t it? Great excuse to chow down a few of these yummy-looking choccy cookies. :-)

  10. spicedblog says:

    So did you see that study that got released this week saying that red wine and dark chocolate may not have the nutritional effects we once thought? I call bogus on it! I’m going to continue to have my red wine and chocolate…and I think I need to start with these cookies! They look delish!

    • I did read an article. They focus on resveratrol which really hasn’t been studied for very long. It has be touted as a “magic bullet” or “fountain of youth” in supplements. I agree the jury is still out on that substance.
      However, dark chocolate does contain great polyphenols called flavonols that are good for you. These are great antioxidants that are also found in many other fruits and vegetables. Of course, with dark chocolate you still have to balance calorie consumption with actual health benefits. I’d go for a pound of blueberries (also contain flavonoids) over a pound of chocolate.
      I believe moderation is the key to a happy life and I will moderately eat me some dark chocolate :D

  11. These look amazing Cindy! The first thing I thought when I saw them was “Yummmm! Those look ssssoooo chocolate-y!” You’re right – there can never be to much chocolate. Sigh – and that Type-A thing…yes, it’s a real pain when we mess up, isn’t it? I feel your pain sistah! But, I’m very glad these worked out. And you reminded me that I haven’t made cookies in forever~

  12. Totally agree! There’s no such thing as too much chocolate. LOVE these cookies, Cindy! They look so soft, chewy and packed to the extreme with chocolate. I’ll take 5 please with a tall glass of milk. :D Pinned!

  13. You DEFINITELY can never have too much chocolate. Way to double it up!

    • Thanks Erin! The dark chocolate cookie by itself is delicious and the chocolate chips really kick it up to an extraordinary notch :D

  14. This is absolutely ridiculous. So going to try it out this weekend!

  15. huntfortheverybest says:

    I’d love to snack on some of these today!

  16. Dark Chocolate cookies look just awesome!

  17. love the combo of dark and semi-sweet chocolate in this Cindy – I’m so with you, doing that lends just the right amount of sweetness without immediately feeling a cavity coming on :)

    • That is right Christine :D I like sweets, but not ones that make me feel like I need a huge glass of milk or water to wash them down.

  18. I swear, last week none of my recipes were turning out, and it was so frustrating. It happens, but the important thing is that at some point there will be success again. These cookies look so delicious, Cindy, and I agree with your friend, there is never enough chocolate. Pinning to try!

    • Isn’t it super frustrating. All the time and effort put into something that for one reason or another doesn’t work. I think I good now and having successful baking experiences again :D Thanks for Pinning Marcie!

  19. You had me at dark chocolate! These look divine!

  20. Your daughter is the cutest and extremely wise for her age :). You can certainly never have enough chocolate! Dark Chocolate Cookies happen to be my favorite – and yours look incredible!

  21. Perfect sweetness happening here, can’t wait to take a bite!

  22. Linda dietz says:

    It says to reserve one half cup of chocolate chips…? What for??

  23. Yes, mis en place – if I don’t have everything in front of me I most definitely mess up recipes. These cooking look amazing. Your daughter is right there’s no such thing as too much chocolate. Pinned!

    • Yes, Norma you are correct. It is one of the first things we learn in culinary lessons, yet I became complacent. I’ve learned and am doing things the right way. Thanks for Pinning!

  24. my gosh these cookies look incredible! Chocolate cookies are probably my ultimate weakness :)

  25. There’s truly nothing better in the world to me than dark chocolate chip cookies. I love how dark these cookies look! so delicious :)

  26. The only thing better than chocolate is DOUBLE chocolate! Love these!

  27. Haha! It’s never too much chocolate! No such thing. I would be the proudest parent ever if my daughter said that! Not that I have a daughter, but if I do, you better believe she will LOVE chocolate cookies!

    • Haha, she is a crazy little girl. She always says it so matter-of-factly. She is smart and knows a good thing when she sees it :D

  28. They look decadent and delicious!

  29. caileejoy says:

    WOW!! These look super scrumptious and delicious!! There’s nothings like double chocolate!

  30. Your daughter is right, there is really no such thing as too much chocolate! Scrumptious cookies.

  31. I LOVE chocolate so I am totally all over these! They look so rich and decadent. No fair, craving chocolate cookies at 10am. ;)

  32. These cookies look amazing- I love the dark chocolate!

  33. Too much chocolate? Your daughter’s right … not possible! (Smart kiddo … and I agree that she IS listening to all that nutrition talk and it’ll serve her well in the long run! :D ) These look beautifully, deliciously awesome! Yay for dark chocolate’s antioxidants!!!! :D

    • Thanks Shelley, she reads these posts and chuckled when she read the blah, blah. Haha Kids are smart and know how to push your buttons. :D
      I have to agree with her the double chocolate is awesome!

  34. Great looking cookies! There could never be too much chocolate. Thanks for sharing! :)

  35. I’m not a huge chocolate person but u have me craving it now like crazy!!

  36. Yikes, I’ve totally botched more recipes than I can count by forgetting to have all my ingredients ready too. So glad you kept making cookies though because these look perfect! I love the double chocolate combo and your daughter is too cute – hehe there’s no such thing as too much chocolate for me either :)

    • She is a funny girl and I love that she loves to bake with me. I just to be sure to practice what I teach her. Mis en place makes a huge difference :D

  37. You’ve trained your daughter well… “never too much chocolate” hahahaha. I can only hope one day when we have kids that I can teach them such wise, wise words! These cookies look amazing!

  38. These look incredible. I love that they have some Greek yogurt in them. I can’t wait to try them out for the whole family.

    • I love the moisture and tenderness the Greek yogurt lends to these cookies. I hope you love them as much as we do :D

  39. Love the dark chocolate and you had me at chocolate!

  40. These look absolutely wonderful. I have to agree with your daughter, you can never have too much chocolate. I am a huge dark chocolate lover. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us. I am pinning it now!

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