This is one of my favorite chocolate-y cookies. You know those cookies that you just can't stop eating, and need a huge glass of a milk to go with it? Yep, these are the ones (ok, maybe that's most cookies for me). They are chewy and soft.. perfectly perfect. I've made these cookies quite a few times in the past, but this time I made just a couple changes. I used white whole wheat flour, instead of all-purpose... I've switched completely, and now use white whole wheat for everything. So far, so GOOD! I love the taste and chewiness it gives. It's lighter than whole wheat, but has 100% of the nutrition. Also, I used dark cocoa and dark choco chips instead of the traditional semi-sweet. I have a love for dark chocolate.. and I think it works perfectly for these cookies. Of course, you can switch out whatever kind of chocolate suits your taste. :)
These are also Clara approved, of course. The kid takes after me - major sweet tooth! Yes, she was sneaking chocolate chips while helping me and my mom make these..
Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2-1/4 cups white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
- 1/3 cup special dark cocoa (or cocoa of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) dark chocolate chips (or chips of your choice)
Heat oven to 375°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes (9 minutes is the magic number for my oven), or until set. Do not overbake. Cool slightly, then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies. Eat warm with a huge glass of milk. ;)