Ultimate Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Suzanne on February 20, 2011

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H-E-L-L-O… CHOCOLATE LOVER’S there is no other way to describe these cookies than sinfully delicious“! I think I ate 6 the day I made them or something like that. These cookies are moist and chewy with a rich chocolate taste and a nice crunch from the nuts. If you love chocolate and you and need a fix, this is the ultimate cookie for you.  I adapted the recipe from Ghirardelli’s Chocolate Cookbook that I bought on my trip to Disney World, so far it’s my favorite trinket from the trip, sorry Mickey.  I made these cookies for my mom’s birthday upon her request and we were in chocolate heaven, she said they were better than any cake.  I saved a dozen for her to take home to Calif. and she forgot them in my freezer and was so disappointed.  Now, I have to make more (darn) and send them home with my sister who is now visiting me. Anyway do not delay on making these ultimate dark chocolate cookies because you will love them and me 🙂 for sharing them with you.

Ultimate Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups 60% Cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
6 T. unsalted butter
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of chopped pecans


Step 1: In a microwave safe bowl melt butter and bitter sweet chocolate chips together on 50% power, checking every 30 seconds stirring until melted. If you prefer melt over a double boiler.

Step 2: In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer until thick. Stir in the melted chocolate.

Step 3: In small bowl stir the flour and baking powder together then add to the chocolate mixture and stir until mixed. Add nuts and 2 cups of chocolate chips and stir well.

Step 4: Refrigerate dough for about an hour, do not skip this step.

Step 5: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

Step 6: With  a tablespoon or a cookie scoop take out some dough and form into a ball.  Put balls onto Silpat which is a rubber baking sheet that lays on top of cookie sheet or parchment paper so the cookies do not stick.

Step 7: Bake for 12-14 minutes until a shiny crust forms on outside of cookie but the inside is soft. Cool for 5 min. then  with a metal spatula take off cookie sheet and cool on rack. Repeat with remainder of dough.

Makes: 2 dozen large cookies or 4 dozen small
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1 ChocolateCentral February 21, 2011 at 6:23 am

I love the photograph you took of your Ultimate Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. It is like they are floating in a dream. I often dream about dark chocolate baked goodies and then wake up inspired to bake them! Wow, your recipe calls for 4 cups of chocolate chips. That's a lot of chocolate for a batch of cookies. They really are straight out of my dreams.

2 Suzanne February 21, 2011 at 7:25 am

I know 4 cups is serious chocolate but they are oh so good!

3 Love From The Oven February 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

Those look so good!

4 Laurel February 22, 2011 at 7:03 am

Wow, those look amazing! We're featuring cookies this week at the M&T Spotlight and I'd love for you to submit this recipe: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

5 MarieElizabeth February 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I'm pretty sure these could be a little heaven on earth. I guess I'll have to make some soon to be sure!

6 Reeni February 26, 2011 at 6:23 am

These look completely addicting Suzanne! And super chocolaty! I don't bake a lot of cookies but have been craving them all week, wish I had that pretty stack for myself. Thanks for showing your Mom my blog!

7 A little bit of ever February 27, 2011 at 8:18 am

2 cups chocolate, OMG these are indeed the ultimate dark chocolate cookies and i so LOVE them. Thanks for sharing

8 yvette March 4, 2011 at 11:06 pm

I agree 'sinfully Delicious'…A real chocolate blast!

9 Patrick Nugent April 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Hi Suzanne,
These look incredible! I’m a diabetic and had a heart attack 3 years ago. I normally make things like this with a few personnal tweaks. I use a low-carb bake mix rather than all-purpose flour. I also use Sugar-free chocolate chips. The only scary part of this recipe is the fat content with all that chocolate. The only way I know to tweak the fat is by using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light instead of real butter. It doesn’t make a big difference, but it’s something. These sound great and I’ll be making these very, very soon. Thanks for the recipe.

10 Suzanne April 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

What a challenge to cook the things you enjoy after having such serious medical conditions. Just remember in this recipe if you use the really dark chocolate it is much better for you. Thanks for the comment.

11 Madeleine July 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Thank you, Suzanne! The delicious cookies arrived today and my husband and I dug right in! So chocolatey and rich- I am glad we had some milk on hand. Thank you so much for donating to the bake sale!!!
-Madeleine O’Connell

12 Suzanne July 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Oh, I’m glad you like them and yes good thing you had milk on hand since they are super chocolaty. I hope they weren’t all crumbs by the time you received them.

13 Liz July 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Maddy is my sister…so I had to come by and check out your recipe. I know these would be a hit with my family, too!!! So rich and decadent 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend~

14 Suzanne July 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

That is awesome Liz, glad she liked them and had I known it was your sister I might have been more stressed about how things turned out since you are such a fabulous baker!

15 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking October 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Hi Suzanne, just stopped by to let you know i linked to your cookies in my 100 chocolate recipe round-up

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