Recipe: Chocolate Decadence Cookies (aka World Peace Cookies)

Recipe: Chocolate Decadence Cookies (aka World Peace Cookies)

This is a much-requested recipe. These are intense, ultra-rich cookies – perfect for dark chocolate lovers. Perhaps you might try them for your valentine? 

Makes about 36
Prep time: 25 minutes, plus cooking time = 1 hour total

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 11 tablespoons (1 stick + 3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 5 oz. extra-bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 85% cacao), chopped no bigger than 1/3 inch
Directions:
Dough:
  • Sift flour, cocoa, and baking soda into medium bowl
  • Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth but not fluffy
  • Add both sugars, vanilla and sea salt; beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes
  • Add flour mixture; beat just until blended (mixture may be crumbly)
  • Add chopped chocolate; mix just to distribute (if dough doesn’t come together, knead lightly in bowl to form ball)
  • Divide dough in half
  • Place each half on sheet of plastic wrap
  • Form each into 1-1/2 inch diameter log
  • Wrap each in plastic; chill until firm, about 3 hours. (Note: the dough can be made 3 days ahead of time) 
  • Keep chilled
Baking the Cookies:
  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Using a thin, sharp knife, cut logs crosswise into 1/2″ thick rounds
  • Space 1″ apart on prepared sheets
  • Bake one sheet at a time until cookies appear dry (cookies will not be firm or golden at edges), about 11-12 minutes 
  • Transfer to rack to cool

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