Cow Pies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min (includes cooling and setting times)
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 36 cookies
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2 cups sugar

2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) butter, softened 

2 large eggs 

1 tablespoon vanilla extract 

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 cup good semisweet chocolate chips, plus extra for topping if desired

1 cup milk chocolate chips, plus extra for topping if desired

1/2 cup white chocolate chips, plus extra for topping if desired

16 ounces semisweet chocolate 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a mixer, cream the sugar and butter until fluffy, scraping the sides once. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl, then add in batches to the mixer, mixing until just combined after each addition. Gently mix in the semisweet, milk and white chocolate chips.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, add generous 1-tablespoon portions of dough to a baking sheet (about 12 portions). Repeat with the remaining dough and additional baking sheets. Dot the top of each cookie with 2 to 3 chocolate chips if you'd like them to really show up on top. Bake until the cookies are barely done and are still soft and chewy, 9 to 11 minutes. Don't overbake! Let cool on a baking rack.
  5. Melt the semisweet chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  6. Dip the cookies one by one into the melted chocolate to coat, then transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets to set.