Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Double Chocolate Cookies - TWD: Baking with Julia

Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia - 45th installment. The recipe is Double Chocolate Cookies.
These cookies are really rich and chocolatey.  They have 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate and four ounces of unsweetened - a pound of chocolate in one batch of cookies?!  Some of the chocolate is melted into the dough, and some chopped and thrown in as chunks. They have just enough flour to hold them together...kind of like a chocolate chunk brownie in cookie shape.  You can see the shiny surface in the photo.  It was important not to overbake them - I did overcook one batch, and they turned slightly black on the bottom and got a little dried out.  (Of course we ate them anyway!).

The cookies were easy to make, and I had no problems following the recipe.  I really like the fact that the recipes in this book are clear about when you can hold things in the fridge, and for how long - I baked some of the cookies, and then kept the rest of the dough in the fridge until a few days later when I had more time to bake the rest.  Everyone loved them - we ate them slowly, since they were so rich and dense...they were quite popular with the afterschool snack audience ;-)


  1. Since we weight in kg and not in ounces I had to calculate it three time before I gave up and said "well, they really DO need all that chocolate!".
    They are amazing - delicious - rich - and dangerous (difficult to stop eating them).
    Glad I made this recipe.

  2. Love the glossy surface...they look so pretty and brownie like. But yes, very rich! I thought it was so much easier to eat one of these cookies over a brownie (less guilt I guess). :)

  3. They are rich but they are goooood! I had to take them to work so that I wouldn't eat them all!