Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Brown Butter Double Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know the name of this recipe is a mouthful. But seriously... Somewhere in the heavens cookie gods are crying tears of joy thanks to this woman, and all that she bakes, then inspires me to bake... and devour half the batch with my boyfriend in one day during a Lost marathon. Calories don't exist if you don't count them, right?
Now, they might not be the prettiest cookies that cookie gods have ever seen, but it doesn't have to be pretty to taste so completely delicious.
So yesterday I was craving chocolate like no one's business, but I also knew that if I made something, it would have to be something Noah would like too, since we were hanging out and slowly trying to finish Lost on Netflix (We still haven't gotten there. We have 15 episodes left until our life is over as we know it.) This is what we found. They've become Noah's new favorite cookies and quite possibly mine too, although I probably could have stopped at dough and eaten the entire batch myself, then seriously regretted it later. Well. Actually. No regrets. These were just that good.

**There are two options to make this dough according to the original blogger. You can make the dough below in two half batches, or if you have a kitchen scale you can separate it equally once made. Since I thought the half batches were too complicated, I just had Noah separate it as best he could in half. It worked.

What you'll need:

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg & 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used the entire bag, which is just over 2 cups. I like chocolate).
To make:
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease two cookie sheets.
  • Heat butter in a saucepan on medium-low heat, stirring constantly until brown bits appear on the bottom. This should take about five minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Once cool, add to a large bowl with the white and brown sugars and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the egg and egg yolk, then the vanilla.
  • Separate the very liquidy dough into two bowls evenly.
  • In one bowl add 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and a pinch of salt until the dough forms. It might be time to get your hands messy and use them to incorporate the dough. Once mixed, fold in half of the chocolate chips and set aside.
  • In the other bowl add the remaining flour (3/4 cup) and baking soda (1/4 teaspoon) and another pinch of salt. Add in cocoa powder and mix until dough forms, then fold in remaining chocolate chips.
  • Roll each dough into twelve balls about one inch thick. Take one of each kind of dough and put  on top of each other, then place on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Devour and enjoy.
The "Lost" cookie plate. It was gone in a blink of an eye and I have no idea what happened.

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