Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ina's Double Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are special. They are special because they are fudgy, buttery, and tender. They are also special because everyone I know and love likes them a lot! These cookies even helped me get a job once. I knew they would seal the deal. I saw Ina make these on her show a several years ago and they just looked so tasty that I had to make them right away. And I've been making them regularly ever since! I believe she turned them into Ice Cream Sandwiches for her guests although I've never used them for that. They don't taste like any other chocolate cookie I've had, a lot of butter and vanilla. Nice saltiness. These cookies really can change depending on how long you cook them. They are supposed to look pretty gooey in the middle when they come out of the oven. Just keep an eye on them! I think it's a must to serve these with a very indulgent sized class of ice cold whole milk. Let me know how you like them!

Barefoot Contessa's Double Chocolate Cookies

1/2 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs at room temperature
2/3 cup good unsweetened cocoa
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds good white chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the vanilla, then the eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well. Add the cocoa and mix again. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the chocolate with the mixer on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chopped white chocolate.

Drop the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, using a 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop or a rounded tablespoon. Dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly. Bake for exactly 15 minutes (the cookies will seem underdone). Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Mardi said...

I love those cookies!

missmallory said...

made these cookies last night, yum! no surprise they landed you a job! xx

Bobbin Talk said...

LOVE LOVE Double Chocolate Cookies! Great recipe!

RachelleLouise said...

Thanks, Mom! Love that you always comment here!

Mallory, you are kind of a cookie queen so I'm thrilled you like these cookies!

Bobbin Talk, thank you so much for checking out the blog and especially for leaving a comment! I checked out your blog and see that you work at Parsons and live in NYC! I went to culinary school there, a not so well known spot in Chelsea. I miss it! Your site is fabulous! I'm heading over to do more browsing. Stop in again soon!