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Maybe it’s because we just had Valentine’s Day, but when I was trying to think what we should make for Mini Chef Monday this week, chocolate was involved in every idea I had. Ultimately, though, I settled on super soft double chocolate chip cookies (try saying that five times fast) because they’re easy to pack in the kids’ lunches throughout the week – and they’re chock full of chocolate flavor.
They’re really easy to make, and E was eager to help as always. The batch we made creates 24 small cookies, but you can easily double this if you want more. I like this smaller batch, because it really doesn’t require much in the way of ingredients. You’re likely to have all of this on hand at any given time, so you can get your chocolate fix at a moment’s notice.
If you need an endorsement for how good these cookies are, they made two boys stop playing Minecraft to come over for a taste!
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and set out two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper so you’re all set to bake once the dough is done.
Next, add a stick of softened butter to your mixing bowl. Confession: I almost never remember to soften butter ahead of time, so I usually put it in the microwave for 10 seconds and call it good.
Add in 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, then mix on medium speed until things get fluffy. If you have a little helper, she may decide to stick her fingers in the sugar and then need to lick the sugar off – just fair warning!
Add 1 egg (the one part E never attempts, because she doesn’t want her hands to get “swimy” aka slimy) and a teaspoon of vanilla, and mix well.
Next, add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, mixing between the addition of each ingredient. A lot of recipes call for you to sift the dry ingredients all together before adding, but you can get away without doing that for these cookies (and have one less bowl to wash afterward – you’re welcome!).
Add 1 cup of flour and mix on low for a bit, then turn it up to medium until everything is well-incorporated and you have a nice even dark brown color with no white peeking through.
Last of all – and most important – add in a cup of chocolate chips. We did a mix of about half and half, with semi-sweet and milk chocolate, but you can go with whatever you prefer. If you have a sweeter tooth, milk chocolate’s the way to go, but if you like a darker taste, go with semi-sweet.
Use a small cookie scoop (about a heaping tablespoon) and scoop out 12 cookies on each cookie sheet, then bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I ended up baking ours for 9 minutes and they are perfectly soft!
Our kids LOVE these and call them “brownie cookies.” I hope your family enjoys them too – if you decide to save any to share with them, anyway.
Super Soft Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips (can be semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or a mix)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set out two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Add 1 stick of softened butter to your mixer, then add both sugars and mix until light and fluffy.
- Add 1 egg and vanilla, then add the baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder, mixing well between the addition of each ingredient.
- Add 1 cup of flour. Mix on low for a minute, then mix on medium speed until the flour is well incorporated.
- Stir in a cup of chocolate chips – we used a mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate, but you can go with whatever you like best, or whatever you have in your pantry.
- Use a small cookie scoop (heaping tablespoon) and place 12 cookies on each cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool, and serve.
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