One of my favorite people recently got a new job – what does one do when this happens? Bake them something!! (We all cheer together – or just me, in my head).
I love baking for people – not so much for myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love love baked goods. All of them, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, whoopie pies, pies, cakes, EVERYTHING. But, I much prefer baking for people. Call it selfish, but I like it when they eat a cookie or a brownie, or whatever I’ve made and tell me they want more. I also then insist it isn’t so good, because modesty/I’m never satisfied and think it could be better. I digress, quite simply – I bake cause I love.
So this time around I decided to do something a bit different (I’m typically a simple chocolate chip cookie girl) and go for double chocolate chip cookies with white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks.
This is the part where I confess something. I tried out a recipe before the one I am about to disclose and it didn’t work out. Not at all. I had to throw away the batter after trying, unsuccessfully, for about 30 minutes to make the batter work and testing it out in the oven. It was disheartening, but it happens to the best of us. I’m fairly certain I zoned out while measuring out the flour and poured in too much. Meh.
Needless to say, I was determined, I had to make these cookies. I went back to the grocery store, picked up more white chocolate chips and butter – on to a better and more successful recipe!
For 24 cookies
1 ¼ cups butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
¾ cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
Instructions: Bake at 176 Celsius for 8-10 minutes
- Cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, then add in the vanilla and eggs
- Add in the cocoa, with the baking soda and salt (sift it into the mixture)
- Lastly add in the flour, ½ a cup at a time and once that is ready – fold in the white chocolate chips and the dark chocolate chunks
- Using a tablespoon, put dollops of the mixture onto a baking sheet, put it in the oven and wait for the smells to fill up your kitchen!