Here's a question. When you get a new cookbook, do you get excited to try so many recipes and can't wait to start or do you just like to look at the pictures for inspiration? I love to try the recipes, but I must confess, I always go to the desserts first lol! This is another Magnolia recipe from her new cookbook (yes, we have it in the store for purchase) that is proving to be another excelllant cookbook. This cookie is so deliciously chocolate, great texture and so perfect for ice cream sammies (which I always have a supply of frozen cookies, ready to make into ice cream sammies in my freezer). If you love brownies, you're going to love these cookies. One hint with this recipe - do not overbake or your cookies might be a bit dry.
Let's get baking . . .
Combine and melt (use short bursts in your microwave, stirring between) 2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. butter (unsalted) Scrape into the bowl of your stand mixer and let sit until cool (15-20 minutes)
In a separate bowl mix together 1 c. flour (spooned in to measuring cup) 2 tbsp. cocoa 1 tsp. b. powder 1/2 tsp. salt
Into the bowl of your stand mixer that has the cooled chocolate add in and beat until combined 3 large eggs 1 c. sugar 1/3 c. packed b. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla
Reduce speed and slowly add in the flour mixture, mixing until combined.
Add in 1/2 c. chocolate chips
Using a cookie scoop, or by tablespoons, drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet, keeping them quite close together. (they are pretty gooey at this point)
Once your tray is filled, pop into the fridge for 45 mintues or until firm.
Place onto a room temp cookie sheet, leaving about 2" between cookies.
Bake at 375 for about 10-12 minutes, until the edges are set. (the centers will look soft but that's ok).
Let them cool and enjoy, or go ahead, add some ice cream and make these into ice cream sammies (I made my ice cream sandwich from a frozen cookie and it worked perfectly)