Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I know this is not a baby blog.  I can’t believe I’ve become one of those moms that takes far too many pictures of her child and is convinced that she’s the cutest baby that ever lived.  I really, truly thought I wouldn’t be that mom.

But I am.  Oops.

I promised my sister I wouldn’t bombard facebook with a million pictures of Ellie… but I never said anything about the blog! I’ll try and restrain myself.

I did manage to tear myself away from her long enough to make some cookies for Mike’s boss as a thank you because  she sent us an absolutely ADORABLE baby book.  I am probably the least crafty/scrapbookish person on Earth, but this book is so cute I’m going to do my best to make it nice in case Ellie wants to look at it someday.

I am not very good at coming up with interesting cookies to make, which is why I’ve made my typical chocolate chip cookie recipe approximately 96,000 times. Why mess with a good thing? But then I was at Trader Joe’s and the white chocolate somehow made its way into my basket, and the next thing I knew, these cookies were in the works.

The recipe is originally from Martha Stewart, but I used semisweet chocolate in place of milk, and added white chocolate for contrast. They are crisp and crackly on the outside, and soft on the inside, just like all cookies should be.

(adapted from Martha Stewart via La Mia Vita Dolce)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces semisweet chocolate (chips or chunks)
6 ounces white chocolate (chips or chunks)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325° F. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium-sized bowl and set aside.

Melt the 4 ounces of the semisweet chocolate chips with the butter in the top of a double boiler.

Beat the sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 2 minutes. Stir in the chocolate and butter mixture and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Add the flour mixture and mix on low until dough forms. Stir in the white chocolate and remaining 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate.

Bake until cookies are flat and surfaces crack, about 13-15 minutes. They should still be slightly soft when they come out of the oven.

Let cool on the parchment paper on wire racks, then store in an airtight container.


17 Responses to “Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. 1 Bridget September 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    For real, your baby is extra cute. Photograph away.

    Oh yeah, and the cookies look good too. 🙂

  2. 2 Alyssa September 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    She really is cute… I don’t mind looking at cute baby pictures. 🙂 Now, make her get her shots so we can all hang out!

  3. 3 Kate September 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I don’t mind Ellie pictures either!

  4. 4 Tracey September 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Ellie is super cute Cate, keep the pics coming 🙂

  5. 5 Susan September 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Of course you WILL post lots of Ellie pictures. Totally expected. She is a big part of your world, influencing how, what, and when you cook/bake.

  6. 6 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles September 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Cate! I don’t think I’ve told you congrats yet…so, CONGRATS! Ellie is just precious, and I’m sure you already love her more than anything. So excited for your family! 🙂

  7. 7 Kristen @ The Concrete Runner September 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    She’s pretty gosh darn cute! 🙂 You can share on the blog as much as you want!

  8. 8 maria @ a life to Bragg about September 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    TOTALLY okay to inundate your blog with pictures of ellie! She’s adorable and I can’t get enough baby (does that sound weird haha?)! And I know we all say there are tons of things we won’t do as a mom and I’m already starting to do those things – like be worrywart. It happens haha.

  9. 9 ErinsFoodFiles September 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    She really is adorable (and I’m one of those horrible people who don’t think all babies are cute). So please, keep posting pictures. 🙂

  10. 10 courtney (pancakes and postcards) September 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    so cute. the cookies, obviously. 🙂

    so happy for you and SO GLAD you are going to foodbuzz. but obvi we are going to hang out before then. 🙂

  11. 11 elly September 23, 2011 at 6:15 am

    That’s ok, I’ve become that mom, too (if you couldn’t tell from Facebook…). Ellie is seriously adorable, and these cookies look awesome!

  12. 12 myFudo September 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    What a cute baby!! Take more pictures of the baby, so adorable. The chocolate looks stunningly delicious, craving for it.
    Feel free to stop by my site am giving away a free cupcake maker 🙂

  13. 13 Julia September 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    It’s totally fine to be ‘that’ mom. I turned into it *sigh*And when you’re kid is as cute as yours, go for it, snap away, post away. Tell the whole flippin world, haha. YUM cookies too 😉

  14. 14 Erin September 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I don’t blame you at all for taking a million pictures… she’s perfect! I am sure I’ll be the same way. I will force myself to limit pictures posted to FB, thought, because it really really really makes me crazy when that is all some of my friends post!

    (Also, chocolate cookies with white chocolate bits are one of my favorite sweet treats!)

  15. 15 Becky September 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Ellie is so cute! I haven’t baked in awhile but your blog inspired me. I used your cookie recipe and they are so good! I don’t think I’ve ever made such good cookies! Thanks!

  16. 16 Jackie September 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    That is one seriously adorable baby. Kinda makes me want another one, I think my uterus is glowing.

  17. 17 tyler September 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Ok, so I have to admit I have been visiting your blog more lately to see if you have posted more pics of Ellie! She is too cute and you give me hope that I can be pregnant and still be active and run races. The food posts are just a bonus 🙂

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