outrageous chocolate cookies

April 26, 2007 at 1:38 am | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies | 11 Comments

the three musketeers are going to have a study picnic in school tomorrow – shidah will be bringing the pasta, i’m bringing a deadly batch of chocolate cookies and the boy will, erm… eat.

two killer papers down, so i thought it’d be good to drown my sorrows by baking. it’s a good stress buster.

this cookie really lives up to its name; it’s chocolate overload. the recipe yields about 50 cookies, and contains over 500g of chocolate! the texture is crispy around the edges and slightly chewy in the middle. the flavour is really intense, it shoots through your head like a bullet.

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adapted from food everyday:collectible cookie edition; martha stewart living.

225g semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
55g butter
2/3 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
300g semisweet chocolate chunks/chocolate chips

1. preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius. heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwaveable bowl in 20-second increments, stirring between each, until just melted. in another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

2. with an electric mixer, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy. reduce speed to low; beat in chocolate mixture. mix in dry ingredients until just combined. fold in chocolate chunks/chips.

3. drop teaspoonsful of dough onto baking sheets, 2 to 3 inches apart. bake, until cookies are shiny and crackly, yet a little soft in the centre, 12 to 14 minutes. cool on sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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  1. hi mariya! i discovered your blog while studying for my law and soci paper and it didn’t occur to me that you were my classmate until i saw the exam list! anyway, you have a really greatfantasticamazing blog, and i’m going to try out your recipes during the holidays! good luck for the rest of your papers!

  2. hello charmaine! i know your name but i can’t seem to put a face to it at this point of time, sorry! all the best for your other papers too! 😉

  3. hihi.. can i know what brnad of chocolate you used? thanks!

  4. these look like brownies disguised as cookies!! Deadly indeed!! haha.. Another great recipe Maya… 🙂

  5. lin: i used phoon huat’s dark chocolate couverture bits. the brand is red man i think.

    chitz: yeahhh they taste like brownies indeed!

  6. About how long did you beat the egg and sugar mixture, to make it light and fluffy?

  7. probably around 2-3 minutes should be sufficient.

  8. i tried baking but why is it so that my cookie seems to be very thin? the mixture tends to fall apart & i just couldnt give the cookie the thickness.

  9. hi brenda, i’m sorry to hear that! you know how baking can be so unpredictable. i don’t know the cause, either the oven temp was too high, or that you overmixed the batter.

  10. Oh~ then what should the temperature be? 160 degree celsius??

    My cookie batter seems to smudge sideways even before i put into the oven. was it bcoz the batter was not thick enough?

  11. Hello! I was quite the stalker, but I didn’t attempt to bake…until I found the most glorious bake supplies shop just 15 minutes away from home!

    Anyway, I tried this glorious recipe of yours (I believe the photo was the reason why) but mine turned out rather crumbly. And it was rather much darker as compared to your photos but I attributed it to using 70% dark chocolate couverture bits. Plus I didn’t use a mixer and didn’t have a “light & fluffy” texture as well! Could you recommend a reason why the cookies were so crumbly?

    But they’re still glorious! I’m kinda hooked on them still! 😀 thanks a great deal for sharing your recipes! (:


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