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Double Chocolate Cookies

Featured in our 2017 Christmas Guide
Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 3 dozen cookies.


  • 5 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 8 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 lb. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into four pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 oz. (1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs.) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. table salt
  • 3 oz. (3/4 cup) walnuts, toasted and chopped


  • Melt the unsweetened chocolate, 4 oz. of the bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, and the butter in a small saucepan over low heat (or in a bowl in the microwave) and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment on medium-high speed, whip the eggs and sugar until thick and light, about 10 min. With the mixer on low speed, add the melted chocolate mixture and the vanilla and mix until blended.
  • With a rubber spatula, fold in the flour, baking powder, and salt and scrape the bowl. Fold in the remaining chopped chocolate and the walnuts. Refrigerate the dough until it has firmed up enough to scoop, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F. Drop the chilled dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until the cookies are cracked on top and feel dry on the surface but still soft inside, about 15 min. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 1 min. before transferring them to a rack to cool.
  • The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days or frozen for about one month.


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  • user-134800 | 12/28/2014

    I was skeptical of the very small amount of flour in these, but they held up well after with refrigerating. Very light and dense chocolate flavor, not too sweet

  • LArcher | 03/08/2014

    Made these today with my daughter. Super easy and super chocolaty goodness! Will definitely make again!

  • hailsa | 04/18/2009


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