Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies

Wine and chocolate can be an incredible pairing, together competing for immediate attention.  Eating these cookies is like eating "fudge, a brownie, and a cookie at the same time" and paired with a cabernet or zinfandel is cause for swooning, and an intense in your face experience.

Saturday evening was reserved for Wine Club and Cabernet Sauvignon was the theme.  If you are not familiar with Cabernets they are a full bodied wine with naturally high tannins, which allow this variety to spend time in oak barrels, aging beautifully.  This is a wine that goes better with food, it can be overwhelming on its own.

I have sung the praises for wine and chocolate-it can be easily said a tall glass of cold milk or a couple of cookies neatly packed in a lunch box is also reason for swooning.

These are the ultimate chocolate cookies.


Ultimate Double Chocolate Cookies
Makes 36 cookies
Recipe from Allrecipes


Ingredients:
1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup flour
1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon instant-coffee granules
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1.  Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally until smooth.  Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

2.  Beat butter with brown sugar and white sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then stir in coffee granules and vanilla until well blended.  Stir in melted chocolate.  Add flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.  Cover, and let stand 35 minutes so chocolate can set up.

3.  Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.  Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto prepared sheets, spacing 2-inches apart.

4.  Bake until cookie edges are set but centers are stil very soft. 10-12 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Enjoy!

29 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

I never could resist an ultimate chocolate cookies or a memorable glass of wine for that matter Velva. Both sound delightful this snowy Sunday morning.

Thank you so much for sharing...

Julie said...

Those look so delicious! And you are so right chocolate and red wine, yum!!

Angie Schneider said...

wow these look so beautiful! I really love the cracked surface. Well done, Velva.

Michelle said...

Yes, chocolate and wine do go well together :) These cookies sound wonderful and they look huge in this photo!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I learn so many new and lovely recipes from you. Chocolate and wine is surely a wonderful combination.
Deepa

Nammi said...

yumm, can I have one please.

Nammi said...

yumm, can I have one please.

Rhodesia said...

My mouth is watering and the scales are climbing up :-) They sound delicious. Have a good week. Diane

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Oh my, even on the computer screen they look amazing. Pass the plate and I'll have a little wine while you're at it.
Sam

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Did someone say chocolate? :-) I love a rich, chocolatey brownie-style cookie and I'll take mine with a small glass of tawny port, please.

From the Kitchen said...

I don't check my blogs for one day and almost miss chocolatey, chocolate goodness. Oh my!

Best,
Bonnie

Farm Girl said...

So yummy. I think this cookie would be wonderful just about any ole way. They are just perfect.

Pam said...

They look great, Velva! Any excuse for a glass of Cabernet!

Roz Corieri Paige said...

Mmmm, ultimate indeed, Velva! I'm having a glass of Meritage blend at the moment, but I think there's some Cab in this somewhere! Cheers!
Roz

Taste of Beirut said...

these cookies sound perfect to satisfy a chocolate craving; I'd go for a batch of these and one for each day with my 4PM tea cup.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Velva, love how your cookies look, the crackle top looks so professional, I bet these are delicious!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

you know they are good when you see all those crinkles on top bc that means inside those crinkles are ooey gooey chocolaty goodness:)

Debby Foodiewife said...

These are picture perfect!

Southerncook said...

These cookies look amazing.

Marcie FlavortheMoments said...

These cookies look so deep, dark and chocolatey! I'm a big chocolate person, so these are right up my alley!

Tina said...

Yummy pairing with chocolate and wine! I like port with a rich chocolate dessert but a cab is a fav for us too.

Thanks for your nice comment and good wishes for my leg issue :-). I think the PT will help and luckily I am not in pain. Thanks again!

Mary Lee said...

Oh no!!!! I think I have all those ingredients on hand. sigh. Get ready, thighs. . . .

kitchen flavours said...

Oh wow, such yummy looking chocolate cookies!

Chris said...

Two of those with a scoop of soft ice cream between them.....yes please.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

My family and I are just now discovering the magic of paring red wines and chocolate. I'm going to serve your cookies at our next get together, Velva. Thanks for the recipe.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

They look amazing.........I'm going to try them!

grace said...

i love the crackled top on these! and as ever, the presence of coffee in chocolate goodies is simply amazing. :)

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

I will make your lovely inviting cookies this afternoon!
The cookies look just wonderful! x A big YUM!

Caroline Kaufman Nutrition (@sweetfoodie) said...

Wow these look so good!! So glad you sent me a tweet today - following you now! :)

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