Yield: Yields about 4 dozen cookies
These are cookies for true chocoholics. The dough has both cocoa and bittersweet chocolate, and the ganache filling is rich and dark.
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In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, and cocoa powder on medium speed until well blended, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and the beater. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until blended after each addition, about 30 seconds, and adding the vanilla along with the last egg. Continue mixing on medium speed until well blended, about 1 minute. Add the cooled, melted chocolate and mix until just blended, about 30 seconds. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until well blended, about 1 minute.
Using 2 tablespoon measures or a mini ice cream scoop, drop tablespoons of dough about 1-1/2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake, one sheet at a time, until the cookies are puffed and the tops are cracked and look dry, 11 to 13 minutes. When the cookies are just out of the oven, use the rounded side of a half-teaspoon measure or the end of a thick-handled wooden spoon to make a small, deep well in the center of each cookie. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a rack to cool completely. (At this point, you can fill the cookies immediately, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 1 month before filling.)
These are great, and I'm pretty ambivalent when it comes to chocolate. The cookie is both crispy and tender because of the center drop. As another reviewer mentioned, they are on the larger side for a holiday cookie.
amazing. an extremely elegant cookie with wonderful textures. make these today!
I truly loved making these, and my family loved munching on them. If you loved it as much as I did, then you will also love this: http://www.gourmandia.com/video-recipes-cooking-videos/chocolate-beignets
Truly a chocolate lover's delight! Putting this in my best favorites
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