week 14: hannah’s pick – Chocolate Cookies

so this past saturday, stephanie went with some friends to meet baking blogger joy the baker! she also picked up a signed cookbook (seen on the left), and we both immediately knew that we had to make something from it. after looking through, i picked the chocolate cookies, and they came out smelling delicious!


Note: the original recipe also included peanut butter balls on top of the cookies, but me and Steph aren’t big peanut butter fans, so we left them out.

Chocolate Cookies

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until thick and pale. Set aside.
Place about 2 inches of water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. In a heatproof bowl, combine butter and chips. Place the bowl over but not touching the simmering water. Heat until chocolate and butter have melted together. Remove bowl from the heat. Add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture and fold together. Once entirely incorporated, stir in the vanilla. Fold in the flour mixture with a spatula until thoroughly incorporated. The mixture will be glossy and loose.
Spoon the cookie batter onto the baking sheet, spacing the batter 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes until crackled on top, but still fudgy in the center. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.Cookies will last, well wrapped, at room temperature for up to 4 days.

source: Joy the Baker Cookbook

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