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Amazing Chocolate Cake Cookies

When I first came across the recipe for Chocolate Chocolate Cake Cookies, I checked out the reviews that it had receved before deciding to make them. The reviewers raved about them, so I decided to have a go myself.

These were amazing, not to mention that they were incredibly easy, and should be a “must” for chocolate-lovers.

They are very brownie-like, but without being dense. The fact that they were so soft reminded me of cake, though they were.I found the recipe on allrecipes.com when I was looking for something to put my Nestle Toll House Swirled Morsels into. That’s right: white and semisweet chocolate swirled chips. They’re much like Hershey’s Hugs, but tiny! They go perfectly in this cookie.

Chocolate Chocolate Cake Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups semisweet (or swirled) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix to incorporate. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder in a separate bowl with a fork or whisk until even in color.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir until well combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake for 11 minutes at 350 F. The cookies will appear to be just barely firm with a sheen to their surfaces. Allow to cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

Notes: Follow the baking time EXACTLY! Trust me. You won’t regret it.Since the batter called for 2 cups of chocolate chips and the bag only had 1 1/2 cups, I tossed in 1/2 cup of Mini Morsels, too.

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  • Anonymous
    January 29, 2006

    I made these. Delicious. Better than amazing.

  • Shelly Cheng
    February 13, 2006

    These were EASY to make…I dumped it all in one bowl and mixed. They were light and not extremely rich either, but chocolately tasting. I might drizzle carmel over them too for an extra sweet flavor next time ;-). My kids liked them and they aren’t messy to eat. Very dry when mixed, so they were bummed there wasn’t anything to lick from the bowl.

  • ::tea@three
    May 15, 2006

    I made these cake cookies over the weekend and they were delicious! They looked firm but tasted so soft when you bite into them. It was such a nice surprise. I will definitely make them again.

  • Yinzi
    December 21, 2006

    The general consensus in my household was that it was oversweet, even after I reduced the sugar to just 1 cup. It could be the asian in us coming out…it was lovely chocolatey yum yum to die for. Will make again in the future and reduce sugar by another half cup.

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