It is not often that I bake dark choc chunk cookies. I guess I usually prefer a lighter tasting cookie rather than a strong one. When the cravings for chocolate hit me however, this cookie helped curb it.
I did this batch of cookies in a rush, hence I can still see some specks of flour on it. *OOPS* I must have missed a spot when the batter was folded in. Nonetheless, they turned out crisp for the first day and slightly chewy on the next.
Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie (makes 60 cookies)
1 cup butter, soft
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup (unsweetened) cocoa powder
2 cups dark chocolate chunks
Preheat oven 180C
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and mix until smooth.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Fold flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined and no streaks of flour remain. Stir in chocolate chunks.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto lined baking sheets.
Bake for 11 minutes , until set and just firm at the edges. Cookies should still appear moist. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 4-5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.