The Cookie Monster Bakes – Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you ever get that sudden chocolate cookie craving which simply must be fulfilled, otherwise you feel all so irritable and down and depressed?

Well, I get that A LOT. Not because I am a very depressing person. Or that I eat loads of comfort food. But it is usually due to that time of the month when I’d have a sudden high craving for carbs and it would definitely be chocolate! And cookies. I am a cookie monster through and through.

Anyway, due to the recent melamine scare, I am staying off store-bought cookies for a while. Also, I can never find any GOOD commercial chocolate chip cookies. Most are total rip-off. Either it’s too sweet or just plain un-chocolatey. And too crunchy or grainy with barely any flavours too. Like biting into baked sand or something. Blearghh.

No wonder there’s this saying that some things are best done ourselves. It must definitely refer to baking cookies! To satisfy my cookie monster craving for some chocolate cookies, this is what I made..

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trust me, it is as good as it looks and so chocolatey, the cookies didn’t last long before it was gulped down by the cookie monster who baked these, Mr Picky and wonders of wonders, The Food Critic! Yep, this is an all-time favourite at home. Hah! It’s bye-bye Chipsmore and hello, Foong’s Cookies!

Anyway, I got this recipe from Baking Bites (whose site I simply love as she has SO many great baking recipes to chew on…) and did some minor modifications. Very, very minor modifications this time around.

So, here’s the recipe…

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter

1 cup soft brown sugar (I know, I know, I use A LOT of brown sugar in everything!)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp coffee essence

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup chocolate buttons

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C. Line cookie pan with baking paper.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt

2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt

3. Place the butter and brown sugar in a bowl

3. Place the butter and brown sugar in another bowl

4. Cream the butter and sugar

4. Cream the butter and sugar

5. Add the egg and beat it in thoroughly

5. Add the egg and beat it in thoroughly

6. Add the vanilla essence

6. Add the vanilla essence

7. Then, add in the coffee essence

7. Then, add in the coffee essence and mix well

**Note: You will notice that I have a fork in the mixing bowl…that’s because I use good old fashion ‘manual power’ for all my mixing with only a fork as I don’t have a mixer….yet! But you can use the electric mixer, it will definitely be faster.**

8. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients

8. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients

9. Mix the ingredients well and the mixture should become like this

9. Mix the ingredients well and the mixture should become like this

10. Throw in the chocolate chips

10. Throw in the chocolate chips

Being a typical chocoholic, I had to add more chocolate so I added chocolate buttons too

11. Being a typical chocoholic, I had to add more chocolate so I added chocolate buttons too

After stirring it all in, the batter is now ready

12. After stirring it all in, the batter is now ready

13. Drop the batter on the cookie pan, about half a tablespoon size each

13. Drop the batter on the cookie pan, about half a tablespoon size each

14. Bake the cookies at 180C for about 10 minutes or up to 15 minutes (depending on your oven).

When it is done, it should look like this

15. When it is done, it should look like this

These cookies are a cross between crunchy and chewy so it is a perfect combination of chocolates with a rich, soft-crunchy texture. And I am glad I added the chocolate buttons as it has given these cookies some chocolatey creaminess due to it’s half-melted texture inside the cookies. Yummy!

Here's the double chocolate chip cookies

Here's another look at the double chocolate chip cookies

I love these so much, I think I am going to bake it again pretty soon!

Anyway, I also tried out another cookie recipe (yes, it also has chocolate in it) and I will post it up as the Cookie Monster Bakes Part 2 soon. Wait for it!

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Comments: 11

  1. Jo November 19, 2008 at 2:39 am

    These look amazing! Yum :) Stumbled!

    Jo’s last blog post..Tipsy Egg Nog

  2. Jessie November 19, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Oh man, you’re killing me. I just finished lunch and wish I had a couple of these! They look so good! Great job. 😀

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

    Jessie’s last blog post..Rib of the Week: Pork Spare Ribs with Cocoa Spice Rub

  3. HoneyB November 19, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Oh these look so good, I’d love one with my afternoon tea!!

    HoneyB’s last blog post..Peanut Blossoms

  4. Nick November 19, 2008 at 3:46 am

    I actually don’t get cookie cravings. I get chocolate cravings, but that’s why I have a ridiculously large stash of dark chocolate bars on hand. I also get peanut butter cravings, but I satisfy that 2-3 times a day =). You’ve done quite the job of outlining and detailing the process up there, looks delicious!

    Nick’s last blog post..Peanut Butter Club – Part 2

  5. PenangTuaPui November 19, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    aiyoyo, with this la… save a lot of my $$ to buy Choc chips out there… takut the susu product from China… phobia….

    PenangTuaPui’s last blog post..Malay Food | Restoran Mak Long – Bayan Lepas

  6. Ashley TwoFish November 19, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Hi, I love your blog. i want to start baking but need to start with something simple. can you tell me what are the basic baking supplies i need to have for a start?

    Ashley TwoFish’s last blog post..Two Fish Featured in All Malaysian Blogger!

  7. Foong November 20, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Jo: thanks!

    Jessie: Heheh. I actually brought these to work for dessert. I even generously shared two with a colleague. Now, all we have are an empty container. Not even a crumb left.

    HoneyB: It’s also great for night time munchies.

    Nick: Oh, it is simply a MUST to have a dark chocolate bar or ten to spare and stashed away safely from other foraging chocoholics. I’d prefer my peanut butter with anything chocolate!

    PenangTuaPui: Ya lor. Can bake your own cookies and it is MUCH, MUCH better than the supermarket ones.

    Ashley: Hi, thanks. The basic baking supplies you will need are:
    1. baking pan (those aluminium cake tin will also do)
    2. oven
    3. baking paper
    4. Electric mixer (if you are too lazy to do it manually, this is very helpful, if not, use a fork like me)
    5. Whisk or wooden spoon (this is for beating the eggs)
    6. mixing bowl
    7. Baking measuring cups (especially useful when the recipes are all in cups)
    8. Flour
    9. Sugar
    10. Eggs
    11. Sifter (to sift the flour)
    12. Any other ingredients listed in the recipe of your choice.
    Good luck with your baking!

  8. Ai-Ling November 20, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    looking at your chocolate chips photos make me crave for chocolates now…*drool*

    Ai-Ling’s last blog post..My Lil’ Heroes Concert-cum-Graduation Day

  9. Maria November 20, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Seducing me with chocolate cookies? I’m having ulcer at my tongue… can’t eat this kind of tasty food :(

    Maria’s last blog post..The puzzle of all puzzles

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  11. Freya November 23, 2008 at 1:06 am

    And of course, I totally approve of these cookies too!! Double chocolate, how can you fail??

    Freya’s last blog post..A Cocoa Carrot Cake

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