Prep 5 hrs
Cook 8 mins
These cookies are a chocolate lovers dream! When you make these cookies you will know why I have named them the best! To achieve the perfect texture both margarine and butter should be used and the dough has to be chilled for a minimum of 5 hours. These cookies have both flavor and the perfect texture! This will make quite a lot of cookies depending on the size that you make them, I make mine very large so I use about two tablespoons of batter for each cookie. Make certain to sift the cocoa powder first! Yield is only estimated depending on the size of cookies.
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa (sifted)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup stick margarine, room temperature (do not use the soft tub margarine)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1⁄3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg yolk (save the white for another use!)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 (10 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (or use white chocolate chips or both!)
- In a medium bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt until well combined.
- In another large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, margarine, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy (about 3 minutes).
- Add in the egg and egg yolk; beat for about 5-6 minutes (no sugar granules should remain in the batter!).
- Add in the flour mixture and mix JUST until completely combined with the electric mixer (batter will be thick).
- Cover and chill the batter for about 5 hours (or overnight).
- Set oven to 350°F.
- Lightly grease a large baking pan.
- Drop about 2 heaping tablespoons cookie dough onto a baking sheet (if using a 15 x 10-inch baking sheet you should get 8 cookies on the sheet, two across and four rows).
- Bake for about 8 minutes or until the cookies are just set and begin to crack on top.
- Cool the cookies in the baking pan then transfer to a rack (the cookies will firm up while sitting).
While making these I was a little worried about my batter as it seemed quite soft - more like a cake batter than a cokie dough. A night chilling and the dough firmed up quite a bit and was very easy to work with. I made smaller cookies so my yield was more than 60 cookies. To maintain the firmness of the dough, I kept it chilled between scooping each tray. The results were absolutely fantastic cookies. Deep and intense chocolate flavor; a light crispy exterior with a soft chewy center. Not too sweet but rich, rich, rich. These are more than a dream, they are chcolate nirvana. I used the holiday edition white chocolate chips (with red and green stripes), doting a few on the tops of the batter to make sure they would pop out on the top of each cookie. I absolutely loved them and my real concern is not the result but how much nibbling I might do before the holidays trays were made. Thanks Kitten.