We are some of the lucky few in the nation whose schools are meeting in person. I feel so much gratitude that my kids get to attend in-person classes with friends and teachers. My kids thrive in this environment, and I thrive having them gone for a few hours a day.
Back on the first day of school, I decided I wanted to welcome the kids home to fresh homemade cookies. I started whipping up my go-to recipe, when last second, I decided I really wanted to make chocolate cookies with chocolate chips.
I created this recipe with just one tweak from this recipe. I got them mixed up and scooped out, but had to make a beeline to the school to pick my kids up because there was a torrential downpour. I felt like a bad mom making my kids walk home in that in their new school clothes, and no umbrellas. So I threw my kids in the car, road down to the school and ran to meet them at the fence with umbrellas. I kid you not, the bell rang for school to end, and the rain immediately stopped at the sun came out.
I’m glad I could get a nice afternoon shower for their sakes! Instead of walking into the house to fresh baked cookies, they got trays of cookie dough. Just kidding. We baked them up and I let them eat more than I should have. Oh well. I hope they remember their first days of school and coming home to yummy treats to celebrate.
We all loved these cookies!I thought they had the taste of a brownie, and the texture of a cookie. I do have to say, though, they are best right out of the oven or day of. Because of the cocoa powder in the recipe, they tend to dry out faster than a normal cookie. If you have leftovers, I would highly suggest to eat them immediately, or stick them in the freezer and pull one or two out when you are ready to eat them.
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 2 cups dark chocolate or semisweet chips
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In the bowl of the electric mixer, combine butter and sugars and cream together until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined.
- Add in dry ingredients and mix.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes or until set on top.