Ever get a hankering for chocolate? One of those “if I don’t get some chocolate right now I’ll” kinda longings? Very reminiscent of those Duet Cookies available at Panera Bread, these cookies will satisfy your every chocolate desire. They are an amazing cookie.
Something you don’t hear every day, is it?
I won’t take credit for creating the recipe. That goes to the anonymous baker behind A Love-Cake Relationship who conjured this magical cookie. All I did was tweak in miniscule ways: instead of white sugar I used both brown and white. Instead of melting semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, I used dark chocolate chips.
The ingredients are simple enough: dark chocolate cocoa, butter, flour, chocolate chips, walnuts. But with the addition of coarse sea salt, you’ve got poetry in one bite.
Here’s how it gets together:
The batter, before adding eggs and vanilla, is quite crumbly.
And after adding eggs and vanilla? Smooth, but very stiff. Bring your strong arm game to mix these together.
Drop by tablespoonful onto a prepared pan. These did not spread out much for me, but you must leave room for spread – just in case. The batter, as I said, is stiff – and darned tasty.
Watch closely. These should be removed from the oven right at 12 minutes, or whenever they have flattened out slightly and have a crinkly top.
And then prepare to savor. I don’t say this lightly. Take your time eating these: they pack one hell of a cookie wallop. Chocolatey, buttery, and then a little kick of salt.
It’ll send you to the cookie stratosphere.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup Hershey's Special Dark cocoa
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt (see notes)
- ⅔ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup butter
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
- Melt the ⅔ cup dark chocolate chips with butter. Pour into dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla and stir to combine. The batter will be quite stiff.
- Finally add in the chips and walnuts and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment-covered baking sheet and bake about 12 minutes, or until flat and the top cracks.