Fudge Ecstasy Cookies

Ooey, gooey, fudgy moist cookie, lots of chocolate chips… Do I have your attention?  With all the cookie recipes that I’ve posted recently, I’m sure that you can tell that holiday cookie baking is in full swing in my home.  No cookie package is complete unless it has at least one chocolate cookie and these fudge ecstasy cookies are the perfect addition.

These decadent cookies are a cross between a fudgy brownie and a chewy chocolaty cookie.

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Fudge Ecstasy Cookie Recipe
(Makes 16 cookies)

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided per the directions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine 1 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips, the butter, and the unsweetened chocolate together.
  3. Heat the mixture until everything is melted.  (I used 30 second increments and stirred in between sessions, until everything melted.)
  4. Stir in the eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, and baking powder, until combined.  (I found a wooden spoon was easiest.)
  5. Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie (6 per baking pan) onto a silicon mat or parchment paper.  Bake them for about 13 minutes or until the edges are firm and the surfaces are dull and crackled.
  7. Let them cool on the baking pan for about 2 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

Store in an air tight container at room temperature or in a freezer friendly bag in the freezer.

 

These cookies are easy to make.  In fact, you only need one bowl to whip them up!  It’s the little things that make me happy (if you washed as many dishes as I do, you’d be excited too     😉 ). Plus, these don’t take long to make.  I don’t know about you, but I’m super short on time, with the holidays right around the corner so I’m thankful when I can make a batch of cookies in short order.

There is a lot of chocolate going on here.  The batter will be a tad thin, similar to the consistency of most brownie batters.

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Calling all chocolate lovers!  You’ve got all that chocolaty goodness from the melted chocolate that we used in batter.  You can’t get much better than that when you use the real deal.  As if that’s not enough, they’re also loaded with chocolate chips.

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These are fudgy brownies in disguise as a cookie.  They are so moist and chewy and rich and sweet but not overly so.

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These are the best chocolate cookies I’ve ever made so far.  I know I’ve been saying that a lot lately with other cookies that I’ve made recently.  That’s because I hand out the best of the best when it comes to my holiday cookie gift bags.  These sweet treats definitely made the list!

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Aren’t they pretty too?  Maybe that’s the food blogger in me coming out, but it makes me happy when a baked goodie looks as good as it tastes.     🙂

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Isn’t chocolate a wonderful thing?  Is it too much if I ate them with a hot cup of cocoa?  Yup, I’m a chocoholic.     🙂

 

Rating:

5 Hats

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

 

Here are some other chocolaty treats that you might enjoy.

Oreo Truffles

06Oreo Truffles

 

Chocolate Gooey Cookies

04Chocolate Gooey Cookies

 

Chocolate Crumb Cake

06=1Chocolate Crumb Cake

Comments

  1. They look both gooey and light. How is that possible? And very chocolaty!

  2. Brownie type cookies are the best! I’ve made them before, but they spread too much and got really thin and crispy. Love how yours is thick!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Natalie! I have that same problem too sometimes with certain recipes but have not had that with this one. Definitely a keeper. 🙂

  3. Fudge! In form of a cookie?! Wow, Tina – this might end up being my favourite cookies recipe

    1. Tina says:

      That would be awesome! 🙂

  4. Marcie says:

    You have my attention! These cookies look so chocolatey and melt in your mouth delicious. You’re right — there needs to be a chocolate element on the cookie plate, and this one is perfect!

    1. Tina says:

      Wahoo! Thanks Marcie. 🙂

  5. Kelly says:

    Love a fudgy ooey gooey cookie especially when they look so thick and pretty like yours 🙂 They sound wonderfully decadent and delicious! I totally agree, no holiday cookie platter would be complete without one of these chocolate beauties:)

    1. Tina says:

      Chocolate cookies for everyone. 🙂 You always say the nicest things! Thank you kindly.

  6. I love your name for these cookies because I am in pure ecstasy just thinking about them! Pinning!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe, sweet! Thanks for pinning. 🙂

  7. Joanne says:

    Any cookie with the word ecstasy in the title is a must make!!

    1. Tina says:

      Absolutely! 🙂

  8. Monica says:

    I am in love with these cookies of yours. Major chocoholic over here and I wish I could have a few of these! They look so perfectly puffy and delicious. Reminds me of Sarabeth’s “chubbies” recipe, which I’ve been afraid to try because it was tricky. Yum!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks so much. 🙂

  9. I love how thick and chocolately these cookies look. And super moist. All my favorite things in a cookie! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

  10. Sometimes cookie recipes claim to have the brownie texture and you can tell by the photos they really don’t. I read your title, saw your photos, and was immediately sold. These truly look like fudge ecstasy, Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      It really bothers me when people false advertise a recipe. It makes me think that I did something wrong, as the baker, when in fact that’s not the case. I try very hard to accurately describe textures and feels because I know that helps me when I’m trying new recipes. Of course adjectives can sometimes be subjective, which is why I find it important to include a picture of what a goodie looks like on the inside. Then you can judge for yourself whether it looks the same as I’ve described it. Thank you so much for noticing all my efforts. 🙂

  11. Fudge Ecstasy indeed! Holy moly. I just made cookies from a brownie mix last night and now I wish I had made these instead! Love all that chocolate. 🙂 Pinning!

  12. OH MY!!! i love the name of these babies!!! These look awesome!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  13. Mmm, I love how thick and dark and chocolatey these look! Yum! Must try 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Coolio! Hope you love them as much as I do. 🙂

  14. I’m a chocoholic, so I could eat about a dozen of these. They look amazing!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe…welcome to the club! 😉

  15. Ala says:

    I really love me a great fudgy truffle cookie–ahem, stuffing them with raspberry cheesecake filling is a FANTASTIC idea 😉 just putting that out there. Looks wonderful–I may just have to whip up another batch!

    1. Tina says:

      Stop the presses! That does sound amazing and I’ll keep that in mind because it would certainly be a doable (and tasty) adaption to these cookies. 🙂

  16. I’ve died and gone to chocolate heaven! Wow.. these look incredible Tina! Can you send some my way? And a glass of milk with that too? 😉 Have a lovely weekend my friend!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe, that’s awesome! I wish we lived close enough that I could hand deliver them to you…because I certainly would. You are such a great friend and supporter. 🙂

  17. Ashley says:

    You had me at the name – these look so chocolaty and perfect! Brownie in cookie form sounds delicious! Is it bad that I wish I had one for breakfast right now??

    1. Tina says:

      I’d eat a cookie for breakfast, but I’m kinda a cookie monster, so you might not be able to go by me. 😉

  18. I love a good fudgey cookie!!! These look delicious!!

    1. Tina says:

      You’d love these then! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  19. Valerie says:

    These look delicious! I made the batter tonight, but didn’t get a chance to bake them. I hope chilling the dough in the fridge overnight won’t do any harm.

    1. Tina says:

      I’ve never chilled this dough so I don’t know what it does to the melted chocolate. Let me know how you made out. I’d love to know.

      1. Valerie says:

        I ended up chilling the dough overnight – it was much easier to handle and shape into balls, and the cookies came out great – they were crisp on the outside and fudgey inside. I’m not sure if they would have turned out differently had I baked them straight away?

        1. Tina says:

          I’m so happy that this recipe worked out for you! 🙂 They sound perfect and similar to how mine turned out…without the chilling time. If you’re ever in a rush, give them a try without the chilling period and then you’ll know for sure which method you prefer for this cookie.

          1. Valerie says:

            Will do! Thanks again for the recipe 🙂

  20. Mindy says:

    Can I replace the choco with cocoa powder???? And can I just make them as brownies in a pan?????

    1. Tina says:

      If you try to make these cookies into a bar cookie (i.e. brownie) then you may need to adjust the oven temperature and/or baking time. Since I’ve only made these as cookies, unfortunately, I don’t have suggestions on those change in directions from the original recipe.

      I’ve never tried to replace baking chocolate with cocoa powder. I did a little research for you and it seems as though there are potential substitutions for baking chocolate, but it seems that you may not get the same final result. I hope the following websites are helpful to deciding what’s best for you:
      http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Cocoa-as-a-Chocolate-Substitute
      http://www.myrecipes.com/how-to/cooking-questions/cocoa-powder-instead-chocolate-00420000013131/
      http://whatscookingamerica.net/ChocolateSubstitutionChart.htm

  21. A cookie that tastes like a brownie?? Yes, please! These sound amazing, Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Thanks Cathy. 🙂

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