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Recipe

Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Featured in our 2017 Christmas Guide
Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 3 dozen 2-3/4-inch cookies.

Ingredients

  • 8-1/2 oz. (1-3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. table salt
  • 6 oz. (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 9 oz. (1-1/2 cups) semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 3-1/2 oz. (about 3/4 cup) coarsely chopped pecans

Preparation

  • Heat the oven to 350°F. Cover your cookie sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the flour mixture and mix on medium low just until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir in the chocolate and pecans.
  • Drop the dough by the heaping tablespoonful  about 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Bake until they’re still very soft but no longer look wet, about 8 minutes. (These cookies are especially good and chewy if under baked  at this short time; otherwise the cookie is overly crisp and hard when cooled.) Let cool on the sheets for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  • moebears | 10/05/2017

    Really good cookies, simple and quick. I subbed leaf lard for the shortening, macadamias for the walnuts (it's what I had on hand), and threw in some white chocolate chunks. Also sprinkled maldon sea salt flakes on top before baking - I like the contrast of sweet and salt- and they were gobbled up!

  • mtgal43 | 12/13/2008

    This is a fabulous recipe, which produces a chewy cookie. The cookie turned out exactly as pictured. I used silicone liners on my baking sheets and timed the cookies as suggested, making sure they no longer looked wet. I used a cookie scoop to drop the cookies, which made things go quickly. The silicone liners are impressive: the underside of the cookie had a nice light color.

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