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.
Fudge Ecstasy Cookie Recipe
(Makes 16 cookies)
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, combine 1 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips, the butter, and the unsweetened chocolate together.
- Heat the mixture until everything is melted. (I used 30 second increments and stirred in between sessions, until everything melted.)
- Stir in the eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, and baking powder, until combined. (I found a wooden spoon was easiest.)
- Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
These are fudgy brownies in disguise as a cookie. They are so moist and chewy and rich and sweet but not overly so.
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!
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
Adapted from: Better Homes and Gardens