Add the mix-ins of your choice to this Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe!
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I’ve been posting all these really delicious versions of dark chocolate cookies lately, but thought I should also share the Basic Dark Chocolate Cookies recipe that I’ve been using for anyone who needs a delicious dark chocolate cookie to add mix-ins of their choice to. I’ve always been a milk chocolate girl, but my son loves dark chocolate and with each new dark chocolate recipe I create and taste test, I’m getting more and more hooked!
The way this recipe is written, you should end up with a fairly thin cookie. It should be chewy in the center and crispy on the edges. You can mix in things like chocolate chips, nuts, caramel, or dried fruit, or you can press the mix-ins into the raw cookie dough before baking the cookies so that they stay on top where you can see them in all this dark chocolate goodness of a cookie! With this recipe you MUST let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet before removing them. Because they are thin and soft, they will break more easily if they aren’t cool. You shouldn’t have a problem removing them when they are fulled cooled.
If you need some ideas for mix-ins, take a look at my Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies, and Triple Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies! They are all amazingly delicious. My personal favorite is the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel version!
I’ll be playing around with the recipe soon to try to create a fatter chewy cookie version, as well as a thin crispy cookie version. Once I perfect those, I’ll update this post or post a new recipe. I’d love to know if you give these a try and what you think! What kind of cookie is your favorite?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer on medium speed. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
In a separate medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, dark cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the mixture to the wet ingredients in the mixer until well combined.
Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place dough balls 2 inches apart, as cookies will spread while baking.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. LET COOL before removing from the baking sheet.
Nutritional Information per Serving: 96 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12g carbohydrates (0g fiber, 8g sugar), 1g protein
** nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending on the brands you use and any alterations you make to the recipe.