Chocolate chunk cookies combine creamy hunks of chocolate with delicious
cocoa powder. Way too much flavor for novices.
This is a recipe for committed chocolate lovers only.
If that describes you, then you'll want to make these easy homemade cookies. I mean chocolate in every bite, isn't that a delight?
Better than Betty's! Don't believe me, give 'em a try.
You'll need some chocolate chunks, of course. The rest of the ingredients may already be in your pantry.
You can substitute chips, if you must, but I'd go for the hunks.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190C/gas5). In a large mixing bowl using low speed, beat the margarine and both types of sugar until creamy.
Add the vanilla, salt, and baking soda, mix well. Add eggs.
Then slowly stir (low speed) in the cocoa powder. Add it too fast and you'll create a dark chocolate cocoa fog that will coat everything nearby.
Next, slowly add the flour or you'll have a similar problem. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl. Then mix until well blended.
Finally, add the chocolate chunks. Stirring just long enough to incorporate them into the dough.
Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes. Let cool a minute or two, then remove from pan.
Let them cool enough so they don't burn you. I recommend that you eat them while they're still warm.
Warm chocolate is so much more satisfying, isn't it?
What do they taste like? Well, they're crispy on the outside, but inside they're dense and moist.
These mound-shaped cookies (they don't spread when baked) actually taste a lot like a chocolate brownie.
Prefer a flat cookie? You can flatten the cookie dough with your fingers or the greased bottom of a glass. They're less crumbly that way.
Then you can use them to frame your favorite ice cream.
Want to make an easy ice cream sandwich? Who wouldn't? Take two, completely cooled, double chocolate chunk cookies and your favorite flavor of ice cream.
Soften the ice cream slightly. Place a scoop on one of the cookies. Then carefully place the other cookie on top, lightly press them together.
If too soft, put the sandwich back into the freezer until firm enough to eat. Then enjoy.
Can be made ahead, wrapped and stored in the freezer for later use. Great for parties, especially in the summer.
The kid in you will love them. And so will the one stranding next to you!
Place a homemade double chocolate chunk cookie in a bowl. Put a scoop or two, or three of your favorite flavor(s) of ice cream on top.
Top that with chocolate syrup or sauce, preferably warm.
Then whip out your can of chocolate whipped cream and finish your masterpiece.
Sprinkle on a crumbled cookie in place of nuts, or would
that be too much?
Ok, so there you have a perfectly good recipe. Easy to make and delicious. I even threw in a few dessert suggestions. You're only depriving yourself, if you don't try them. I've already made some...sorry about the crumbs, I'll clean 'em up when I'm done.
Want to make homemade Dark Chocolate Syrup for your sundae?
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