That’s a pretty long name for chocolate cookies.
Note, these are not chocolate chip cookies, but cocoa cookies with chocolate chips. The recipe is from one of the first blogs that introduced me to the world of food blogging, the Orangette blog (Molly writes so beautifully), and I fell in love with these cookies the first time I made them. And proceeded to persuade everyone I knew to bake these asap, because I wasn’t willing to share the cookies that I had baked. I wanted them all for myself.
This time, I was a lot more mature and brought some to share with my colleagues.
The recipe makes a substantial number of cookies with just 57 g butter and yogurt is also part of the mix (an unusual ingredient for cookies, right?) yet each cookie is perfectly rich and chocolatey, like you would want a chocolate cookie to be. The only downside is that they’re not very photogenic, but other than that, these cookies would be anyone’s favourite! Unless you don’t like chocolate, in which case, I’m not sure if we can ever be friends …
Chewy Cocoa Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Recipe from Orangette blog
1 cup AP flour
¼ tsp baking soda
⅛ tsp salt
57g unsalted butter
⅔ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup light brown sugar
7 tbsp cocoa powder
⅓ cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Melt butter. Add the sugars and sift in the cocoa (if there are lumps in your cocoa). Stir to blend well. The mixture will look pasty, like wet sand.
4. Add yogurt and vanilla and stir to mix thoroughly. Add the dry flour mixture and stir to just combine. Add the chocolate chips and stir to incorporate.
5. Use a tablespoon-sized measuring spoon to drop the dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the tops of the cookies have crackled slightly and look set.