Imagine you walk into a room, and there’s a plate of brown cookies sitting on the snack table. You casually grab one and wonder, “is this molasses? Is it chocolate? It it gingerbread? Whatever, it’s a cookie I’ll just eat it.”
You take a bite.
EXPLOSION of the most amazing chocolate fudge flavor that you’ve ever had in your life!! Maybe you think I’m being dramatic.
Ok, maybe I am being little dramatic, but nobody expects these cookies to taste as phenomenal as they do.
It’s a powerful cookie, because you don’t expect much of it. The extra delicious fudge texture comes out of nowhere and shocks even the harshest cookie critic. My mom used to make them a lot when I was a kid. Not as often as Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies, but a fair amount. We got it out of this old Sunset Cookies book. I didn’t change anything.
It’s a really simple recipe that basically has the same ingredients as chocolate chip cookies, but all the chocolate is melted right into the dough, resulting in a state of chewy chocolate nirvana in your belly.
As a kid, my favorite part was helping my mom roll the dough balls in sugar. I would always try to get them as thickly coated as possible.
Not a lot has changed…
It’s such an unassuming cookie, and I’ve yet to find one person who doesn’t love them (I’m excluding weirdos who don’t like chocolate at all.) Seriously, these people exist. I’ve met them! Are you one of those people? Sorry I called you a weirdo. I just don’t understand how you could feel anything but obsession for chocolate.
This is an all occasion cookie. From Christmas to Mother’s Day to, in my case, Monday, Chocolate Chews won’t disappoint. Anywhere chocolate is welcome, these cookies will be adored.
I just love the sugary crackly tops and the soft gooey centers.
My husband is in his FINAL WEEK of a 20 month night school program for his Airframe & Powerplant certificate. It’s a mechanic’s license for planes. Because of the intense schedule, we spend long hours apart and it’s been so hard! Finally, after Thursday, we will be able to eat dinner together most nights like a normal couple! I sent a batch of these cookies with him to school today so he could celebrate the near end with his classmates. I just got a text with a picture of his friends contentedly munching on Chocolate Chews.
If you need someone to like you, just make them these cookies.
Trying to win someone’s heart? Take a page out of Ina Garten’s book and mail your crush baked goods until they love you. Apparently that’s how she won over Jeffrey. She mailed him brownies repeatedly.
Taylor thought these cookies tasted just like brownies, so they might work too!
Do you see that cookie there with the bite taken out of it? I was just gonna take one bite to get it ready for the super cute, totally Pinterest “teehee I was taking pictures of my amazing cookies and I had to stop and take a bite because they are so delicious” concept, but suddenly I had eaten half the cookie, and I had to stop myself before the whole thing was gone.
I can’t be held responsible for the reckless amount of cookies I consume. Powerless against the chocolate chew, I am. (Sorry this is what you get when I draft posts on May the 4th)
Make these Chewy Chocolate Crinkley Cookies for someone you love this week!
- 12 oz chocolate chips
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups + ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, add butter and process at medium speed for one minute. Add 2 cups sugar and cream together at medium speed for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Melt chocolate in double boiler or in microwave and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Change mixer to lowest setting and add eggs, one at a time until they are all combined. Add vanilla and chocolate, change mixer to medium speed and combine. Turn off mixer, scrape the sides of the bow,l and mix briefly one more time to make sure it is fully combined.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and combine.
- Add chocolate butter mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Add ½ cup sugar to a small bowl
- Using a large cookie scoop, or a spoon, portion out 2 tbl cookie dough pieces and roll each ball in the sugar.
- Place balls of dough on cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart, and bake in oven for 12-14 minutes, or until tops are crunchy and middles are soft, not liquid when pressed.
- Let cool 5 minutes, and then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.