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Tuesdays With Dorie—Double Chocolate Cookies


photo 1My thoughts while reading this recipe: a pound of chocolate, a stick of butter, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, plus vanilla and espresso powder? These are going to be good! Thank goodness the PTB (Powers That Be) over at Tuesdays With Dorie Central chose an easy recipe for this week's fix. I'm already stressing over my Thanksgiving menu (and I'm only responsible for a couple of things!)

If you can melt chocolate and butter, and turn on the mixer, you can make these cookies. I actually whipped these up Sunday evening. You really can turn on the mixer and walk away. I watched the end of Green Lantern on TV while the eggs, sugar and vanilla were whipping. Terrible movie, BTW, despite the presence of Ryan Reynolds. A giant evil Cloud attacked the Earth. Really.

photo 3Back to the cookies... after mixing in the melted chocolate mixture and the flour and chocolate chips, it really does look "marshmallow-y". It is also VERY sticky. Luckily, a rest in the refrigerator solves that problem. The next day I scooped out portions and baked them. A spring-loaded scoop is perfect for this. If you don't have one of these yet, you owe it to yourself to buy one. They make life easier. The recipe promised that the batter would spread, but mine really didn't. I'll be interested to see what happened to other TWDers.

How did they taste? Fudgy. Intense. A brownie/cookie for grownups. We loved them. What did you guys think?

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Author: cathybruce

I'm a graphic designer, cook, gardener, geek, wife, and mom. Not necessarily in that order.


  1. ;-) Cathy, since you asked: I thought they were heavenly! I loved the texture, the chocolate, the chocolate bits, the coffee taste (quite strong but loooovely) and they were easy to make… In one word: perfect!
    Since they were not rich enough (am I kidding!!! yes I am!), I’ve added 100 g of sliced hazelnut and 100 g of chopped dry apricots…
    And after baking had to deef freeze them (more than 1/2) to get them out of my sight….
    Ckay recently posted..Double Chocolate Cookies – Biscotti Cioccolatosissimi

    • I only made a dozen. My husband had one. I gave one to a friend at work, and I ate the other 10. *Hangs head in shame*

      The rest of the dough is sitting in the refrigerator, mocking me.

      I love the idea of adding other things to this. Hazelnuts and apricots? Yes, please!

  2. We loved them too! I took them to work and everyone one enjoyed them. I’d make them again for sure.
    SandraM recently posted..TWD-Double Chocolate Cookies

  3. I loved the cookies! But mine did not spread either. I think this is a good thing.
    Marlise recently posted..TWD – Double Chocolate Cookies

  4. Your cookies look great! We loved these – definitely worth a repeat.
    Cathleen recently posted..TWD: Double Chocolate Cookies

  5. I think I saw the same 15 minutes of Green Lantern…

    That said, I agree that this is a keeper. Though I don’t love chocolate this much, they are perfect for my chocolate loving family.

  6. I found that getting my fingers wet made the dough a little less sticky. But I’m also so curious why they didn’t spread like the author explained!
    Katie @ Counter Dog recently posted..TWD: Double Chocolate Cookies

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