Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time:
35 min
15 min
20 min

10 to 12 cookies

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, such as Ghiradelli, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, such as Nestle Toll House

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the bittersweet chocolate and butter. Place the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and stir occasionally until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

In another medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, 2 tablespoons water and vanilla extract. Gradually add the dry ingredients and stir until thick and smooth. Fold in the melted chocolate. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a cookie or ice cream scoop, scoop level 1/4 cupfuls of the batter onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until slightly puffed and the tops begin to crack, 18 to 20 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheets and serve.

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    These are SUPER yummy cookies
    Look, this cookie is not good. I hate to write poor reviews, but I don't want other people to be fooled into making an unsatisfying cookie. Avoid this recipe unless you're looking for an uninspiring, lackluster, cakey cookie. I think most of us want ooey gooey decadent double chocolate cookies-- this recipe won't give you that.
     On the upside, the cookie dough is yummy. I stopped baking these cookies after I saw how they turned out & just stuck the dough in the freezer to satisfy those late night chocolate cravings ;.
    I'm not sure if I messed this one up somehow. I followed the recipe and the cookies taste good but they don't stand out. I can't tell if they need a little more salt or maybe I didn't put enough sugar. They aren't sweet enough for my taste. I did notice that in the ingredients list it calls for 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate cut 1/2'' thick, but underneath, in the directions it says bittersweet chocolate. I went with bittersweet ghiradelli to melt with the butter since I used semisweet chips. Cookies tend to taste different the next day so I'll try another one tomorrow and see if it's better. I'm highly critical... They're definitely tasty, don't get me wrong. I haven't made a cookie in a while, maybe I'm rusty. As always, thank you for sharing your recipe Giada!
    These were wonderful! I think I was using a smaller size of scoop, so I ended up with quite a bit more than the yield says (I also doubled the recipe, but who can complain about having a few extra cookies to go around? It was really easy, I just followed the recipe, and they turned out great. I even live above 7000 ft, forgot to adjust for altitude, and they still turned out perfect. They were rich, so incredibly chocolatey, and delicious.
    Bravo Giada !!! Super easy and Super delicious!!
    it is soooo good my family and i loved them they tastes like brownies cookies like literally I WILL BE Making IT AGAIN and i just cook them for 14 minutes and they were perfect
    These were awesome! I didn't semi-sweet chocolate in mine pantry so I melted dark chocolate and used butterscotch chips and they were amazing! The kids loved them too! Will definitely make again! I really like how it only made a dozen cookies instead of 3. I couldn't overdo it then since I'm on a diet and all! :
    THE best cookies I've ever had and it was SOOOOOO easy! Making it again tonight!
    These cookies are delicious! Giada never fails to impress me! Fantastic, I'll definitely make them again!
    One word INCREDIBLE!
    These may be the best cookies ive ever had let alone made!!!! they are cakey cookies but they are sooo amazing. A keeper for sure!
    i agree these were INCREDIBLE! i made these with my friend and we just couldnt stop grabbing them! (i confess we did almost eat all the cookie dough before they even went in the oven! the chocolate chips turn creamy,ooey goey and the amount of chocolate pacjed inside it was out of this world! i highly suggest this recipe!
    These are incredibly rich and wonderfully good. They are a little cakey for me, but they do taste incredible. I would rather them be thinner, but still soft. Not sure what I'd change to make that happen.
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