There are all kinds of chocolate cookies out there. Thick cookies, thin cookies, crispy cookies and chewy cookies. I like them all, but every once in a while I come across a chocolate cookie that I like just a little bit more than the others and these Melt-in-Your Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies definitely fall into that category.
These cookies are alittle bit unassuming on their own. They’re not huge and thick, like the cookies you might see at bakeries. But they do have a very tempting dark chocolate color to them that starts to give away the fact that they are absolutely packed with chocolate flavor. These thin cookies are chewy and rich tasting, like a very fudgy brownie packed into a little cookie. The chocolate chips seem to melt in your mouth – along with the tender cookie itself!
I used Guittard Cocoa Rouge in these cookies to get that beautiful dark color. It might seem like there is a lot of sugar in the recipe, but there is also a lot of unsweetened cocoa powder, so the flavor balances out in the finished product; these cookies are not too sweet and definitely have a darker chocolate flavor to them. They keep well, but you won’t be able to stop with just one, especially when they’re still a little bit warm from the oven.
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
Melt the butter in a small, microwave safe bowl.
In a large bowl, combine the melted butter (still warm) with cocoa powder and whisk until very smooth. Whisk in sugar, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until no streaks of flour remain. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop dough in 1-inch balls into prepared baking sheet, leaving about two inches between cookies to allow for spread.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set around the edges.
Cool for 2-3 minutes on a baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack with a spatula to cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies