Ok, I’ve been making a LOT of cookies these days – thank Covid! But these are truly the best. If you only ever make one of my cookie recipes, make it be this one. I promise you, you will be making the right choice.
They are soft and gooey in the middle and chewy on the outside. They are sweet, but not too sweet and oh so chocolatey. What more can I say, they are delicious. But if you need another reason why you should make these – it’s National Dark Chocolate Day, so really why wouldn’t you celebrate it?
If I were you I would want to make these right away…..but Valentine’s Day is coming up in a couple weeks, so I guess you could wait till then to make these if you want. Either way I know you’re going to love them.
If you want to make them vegan: sub vegan chocolate chips, and sub a chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp of warm water)
If you want to make them gluten-free: sub a good gluten-free flour 1:1
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark both work fine)
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 11/4 cups dark chocolate chips + 1/4 cup to put on top (*or any other chocolate chip you'd like)
- flaky sea salt *(optional to sprinkle on top)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides when necessary. Add in the granulated sugar and the brown sugar and mix on highs speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and mix on medium until just combined (don't over mix).
- In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt). Pour into wet ingredients and mix on medium a little bit at a time until fully combined. Then fold in dark chocolate chips, reserving 1/4 cup to push into the top.
- Cover cookie dough with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator. Turn oven to 350F. Keep cookie dough in the fridge until it's preheated. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Once the oven is ready, remove the cookie dough from the fridge. Using a spoon scoop about 11/2 tbsp of dough onto the cookie sheet (8 per sheet), leaving an inch around each cookie to allow for spreading. You don't need to roll the dough or make it perfectly round, you can press together slightly if you want it to be more uniform but as it spreads it will even out. Press a couple extra dark chocolate chips into the top and bake for 9-11 minutes, just until the edge is starting to crisp and the top is still a little loose and spongy. The cookies will continue to bake as they cool. Do not overbake, you want these cookies to be soft, chewy and ooey gooey.
- Remove from oven, sprinkle with flaky sea salt if you want (you definitely should) and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to allow to cool fully.
*any chocolate chips will do, but dark chocolate are my favourite.
*you can use all granulated sugar or all brown sugar, but it will change the consistency of the cookie. The ratio here allows for a moist soft cookie with a chewy edge and they are amazing. Using all brown sugar will result in a denser cookie and using all granulated sugar will result in a crispier cookie. So just know this before you mess with the recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators and not from My Sweet Mess. Although we do attempt to provide as accurate nutritional information as possible, these figures are only estimates.
If you make these, and I hope you do let me know your thoughts and comment below. And if you love ’em like I do, please pin the recipe for others to see as well. You can also post a pic on Instagram and tag me @mysweetmess and hashtag #mysweetmess so I can see what you’re making!
If you LOVE cookies and you’re looking for more, I do have a few other great recipes too:
Mini egg cookies who said you have to wait for easter for mini eggs!
And if you’re looking for something sweet but a little on the healthier side try these:
Happy National Dark Chocolate Day!
Till the next recipe,