We love our fruits and vegetables at our house, but that doesn't mean that we don't enjoy a nice chocolate indulgence from time to time! These chewy, fudgey cookies are the perfect chocolate fix. They're perfect for cookie exchanges, as homemade gifts for Valentines day and Christmas, and of course for dessert!
Thank you to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring today’s post!
Baking Christmas Cookies with Mom has always been a family tradition that we loved. We'd make a mountain of cookies and then package them up to give away to our teachers, to the mailman, to our neighbors, and sneak as many into our mouths as we could along the way! And of course, we'd save a few for Santa - along with plenty of healthy carrot sticks!
Normally I make these cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips, and have recently discovered Nestle's DelightFulls Filled Baking Morsels that make them even more of a treat with their unexpected burst of flavor. They come in 4 flavors: caramel, mint, peanut butter and cherry and are just a tad bigger than a regular morsel. I like to blend the traditional and filled morsels to get a great chocolately balance.
This recipe makes 24-36 cookies. Yum.
This list looks long, but it is actually really simple. Basically its just flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and chocolate that goes into these absolutely addictive chewy cookies!
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter (or you can use regular salted butter and omit the salt later on, if that's what you've got on hand!)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup Nestle Delightfulls Filled Baking Morsels
- 1 cup Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips
1) In a large mixing bowl (or the bowl to your countertop/stand mixer) blend 2 sticks of gently softened butter with the sugar.
The butter is the key - if it gets too melty the cookies will fall flat (don't worry, they're still delicious that way too). :)
I try to leave mine out overnight to get to room temperature, and if (and by if I mean when...) I forget I pop them in the microwave 10 seconds at a time until they're just barely soft.
2) Stir in the vanilla and eggs.
3) Stir in the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt (if you're using unsalted butter) until they're well incorporated and the mixture is a nice fudgey mix.
4) Gradually add the flour and mix it all together.
5) Now for the fun part -- stir in the chocolate chips! Use a mix of Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate chips and your favorite Nestle Toll House DelightFulls - mine are cherry!
Many thanks to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring today’s discussion.