Have you ever ate a whole lot of something and then found yourself feeling bloated and guilty? I have, plenty of times. However, I ate a ton of these cookies and they were so good, I concluded that they were totally worth it.
If you love chocolate, you have to try these cookies. I almost think they should be called, "brookies" since they are a cross between a brownie and a cookie. There are four different types of chocolate that go into these little gems and they are oh so decadent. Again, if you love chocolate you must try these.
*Warning - consumption of these may cause permanent damage to your skinny jeans.
Quadruple Chocolate Brookies
1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups white chocolate morsels
2/3 cup milk chocolate (or semi-sweet) morsels
Pre-heat your oven to 350°F.
In a double-boiler, melt the pound of semi-sweet chocolate. Set it aside to cool, stirring occasionally.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
In your mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition and add the vanilla extract. Add the cooled chocolate to the mixture and blend. Be sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure the mixture is uniform.
Add half the flour mixture and combine on low speed, then add the remaining flour and mix until the batter comes together.
Now add the chocolate morsels. If you like nuts in your cookies, you would add them here.
Line a baking sheet with parchment, or silicone baking sheets, and drop spoonfuls of the cookie batter onto the sheet.
Bake the cookies for approximately 7-9 minutes until puffy. Be careful not to over bake these. (Think of baking them like a brownie. If they dont' seem done when you initially take them out of the oven, give them time to set, this is how they should look. They will be moist and delicious.) Allow the cookies to cool and firm up on the baking sheet for a few minutes before attempting to move them to a wire rack.