Chocolate Death: The Chocolate Cookie to End a Bad Mood

Chocolate Death: The Chocolate Cookie to End a Bad MoodFor those that have had my diabolical chocolate cookies known as Death-by-Chocolate, this is the final evolution of that recipe: Chocolate Death.

I have spent two years perfecting this recipe with the sole intent of creating the perfect chocolate cure for bad moods caused by chocolate withdraw, PMS, and other people’s stupidity.  This cookie has quelled a few rebellions before lives were lost, or at least prevented many an unwise comment.  Be warned that this recipe results in a cookie so decadent that it should be eaten slowly accompanied by a glass of milk or possibly a hot cup of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter/margarine
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12 oz. bag of Reese’s peanut butter chips
  • 1 12 oz. bag of Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips.

Directions

  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
  2. In a separate large bowl beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  3. Beat eggs into butter mixture.
  4. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended.
  5. Stir in both bags of chips.
  6. Freeze mixture for two hours.
  7. Spoon out desired amount onto aluminum covered cookie sheet and back for 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Personally, I use a table spoon and make my cookies big.  These cookies tend to come out slightly larger than my palm and are soft, melty messes with only a hint of crisp around the edges.  One cookie usually does the trick for me with any more leading to a tummy ache.  I prefer to leave the dough in the freezer and make small batches of 5-6 cookies at a time.  Using a large spoon usually results in about 13-15 cookies total from this recipe.  I’m sure you could eek that out to twice as many with a teaspoon.

To make Death-by-Chocolate cookies simply use regular cocoa powder and use a bag of milk chocolate chips instead of Reese’s peanut butter chips.  Death-by-Chocolate is sweeter than Chocolate Death, but either one is guaranteed to satisfy the chocolate monster within.

Oh, and I never preheat my oven.  It never seems to matter in my kitchen.

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