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
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 1/2 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. Lastly, stir in chocolate chips. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until set on top.