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15 October 2012

Fluffy, Chocolate Fudge Cookies



With all good dinners there must be dessert right?! I mean that is why I started this blog- before I all this cooking "non-dessert" non-sense ;) Well, last night brought on the making of these delicious chocolate fudge cookies! And by delicious, I mean yummy central. This definitely is giving my most popular post, Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies a run for its money!

Unlike the Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies, these cookies have a really nice fluffiness and thickness to it. It's no Potbelly Brownie Cookie Copycat but it is aaaaamazing- so I am definitely glad I stumbled upon it. And not to be to worried- I made some snickerdoodle brownie/cake type dessert for the hubster who sometimes gets "chocolated out"- which I will post later. Though I do have to say- I saw him sneaking some of my chocolate cookies ;) I have probably already consumed more than half in less than a days time.  And Im willing to add to my waistline for these.

I do have to say that I make a lot of cookies and am probably biased towards to chocolate ones- hopefully you all do not mind. And although I have Pinterest for all my dessert inspirations- I have to say it has been getting more and more difficult to be inspired by a dessert- and I am really wanting to branch out of making the basics- cookies, cupcakes, cakes, bars/brownies. Im really wanting to make tarts and mini-dessert appitizers and this weekend I got myself a mini-cupcake tray....I am excited!





FLUFFY CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES
Adapted from Dessert for Two

INGREDIENTS

Preheat Oven to 350F Degrees

5 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. shortening
1/2 c.  and 2 tbsp. sugar (and some for rolling in)
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. cocoa powder
3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. chocoalte chips (milk chocolate is my favorite)

DIRECTIONS

Cream together butter, shorterning and sugar for 5 minutes- until light and fluffy. Next add in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl- sift together cocoa powder, all purpose flour and salt. Add to wet mixture and mix until just incorporated. Add in chocolat chips. The dough should be firm enocugh to scoop, shape and roll in white sugar. If not add more cocoa powder/flour. Scoop 1.5 inch balls (should make around 1 dozen cookies) and roll in white sugar. Place on baking sheet. The cookies do not spread, which is nice and you do not have to place them far apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Enjoy,
Chika

4 comments :

  1. Dear Chika,

    Comparing this cookie to your "double chocolate brownie cookie", which one is more fluffy and cakey? If I were to substitute butter for the shortening, would it change the texture and taste of the cookie much? I am really looking for a cakey chocolate cookie, and your picture really entice me:). Please advise which cookie should I try, thank you for your help and inspiration. Hope to hear from you real soon, so I can enjoy the cookies ASAP:)

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    1. Hello!

      In regards to a cakey and fluffy cookie- the Fluffy Chocolate Fudge Cookies are it :)

      My most popular cookie is the Double Chocolate Brownie Cookie. If you have ever had the Potbelly Brownie Cookie- its almost exactly like it but the texture is more dense like a brownie.

      The use of shortening in cookies makes for a fluffier texture than butter but I think by using butter, you will still be okay (I do not anticipate it changing the texture too much, since it is such a small amount :) I hope you enjoy the cookies! Let me know how it turns out! :)

      Hope that helped! And thanks for dropping by! Feel free to ask me any other questions you have!

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  2. Maybe I missed it but I don't see a baking temperature listed. I did these at 350 and they were fine. I skipped the chocolate chips and pressed candy cane Kisses on top.

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  3. Hi Anonymous! Thanks for noticing that! I just updated the post to include the baking temperature (and you were correct). How fun, candy cane kisses!! I bet they were delicious!

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