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Baby O’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

June 18, 2009

By time you read this Baby O will probably have been born!  At nearly 43 weeks, it’s finally time!  I made up this recipe this morning to take as a gift for the nurses attending our birth/our midwife and also as a thank you to my lovely mother in law who is watching Charlie for the next couple of days.

The center of this cookie is soft and melty, kind of  like a truffle. The outer edges have a brownie texture.   Mmmm…
Creating the recipe wasn’t exactly rocket science.  It’s pretty much yet another variation of the chocolate chip cookie (kind of).  Rocket science or not, I’m still proud of them ’cause they’re delicious.  B says they’re the best cookie he’s had in awhile!

Baby O’s Chocolate Truffle Cookies

  • 1 C unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt (I use sea salt)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C organic f-t cocoa
  • 2 1/2 C chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (about 16 oz)
    *don’t be shy with the chocolate and go for something dark!
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix well.  Add vanilla.
  4. Stir cocoa, flour, salt, and baking soda together using a whisk to get any clumps out.  You could probably also sift the flour and cocoa together if you felt so inclined.  I’ll probably always stick with the whisk.
  5. Add dry mixture to butter mixture.  I do this about 1/2 C at a time incorporating as I go.
  6. Stir in chopped chocolate or chips.
  7. Drop by tablespoonful onto cookie sheet and bake for about 14 minutes.  Let cool a minute or two on pan, otherwise they might smoosh up when you try to move them.  Then finish cooling on wire rack.

*If you want to make a larger version of this cookie, which I highly recommend, lower oven temp to 325°F and use a 1/4 measuring cup.  Bake approximately 20 min.

Update:  Baby O is here!  He was born on June 17th, 43 weeks on the dot.  He weighed 9 lbs, 6 oz and is 21 inches long!  He’s perfect in every way!

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. grandma permalink
    June 18, 2009 1:31 pm

    hi, you guys, are we great grandparents yet, if so , hi oliver. let us know. love you grandma and grandpa

  2. grandma permalink
    June 18, 2009 1:31 pm

    also, the cookies look yummy

  3. June 22, 2009 4:45 pm

    OMG, these look soooooooo goooooood!!!

  4. June 22, 2009 11:45 pm

    What a great cookie to bring along!!

  5. June 24, 2009 10:33 pm

    Congrats on the baby and what lucky nurses you have!!

  6. June 25, 2009 1:23 pm

    Enjoy the new baby! I just found your blog today and I really like it! Your cookies look fabulous.

  7. June 25, 2009 2:49 pm

    Congratulations to you and baby, I just found your blog today (june 25,09)Going to try cookies,they sound yummy & i love chocolate.

  8. Michael Leuchtenburg permalink
    June 27, 2009 1:54 am

    The concept reminds me of Cook’s Illustrated’s triple chocolate chip cookies. Melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips make for a fudgy, decadent cookie.

    For this cookie, you say it’s a modification of a normal chocolate chip cookie. Did you just swap out some flour for cocoa, or is there other tuning required?

  9. Kim permalink
    June 27, 2009 2:26 am

    I love choc chip recipes, and am trying this one now – they’re still in the oven.

    And, congratulations on the baby, he’s born on the same day as I am!

  10. TasteStopping permalink
    June 27, 2009 7:25 am

    It is so nice of you to think ahead and bring the nurses and midwife a little treat. They work really hard and deserve every thank you they can get. (Luckily for me, when my first was born, my mother-in-law helped me out in this way by bringing cookies to the hospital.) I’m sure these truffle cookies will not soon be forgotten.

    Congratulations on the baby. Well done!

    Anyway, I found you on TasteSpotting and am writing to say that if you have any photos that aren’t accepted there, I’d love to publish them. Visit my new site (below), it’s a lot of fun! I hope you will consider it.

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  11. July 5, 2009 11:43 am

    Those cookies look so chocolaty and good!

  12. jess permalink
    July 15, 2009 10:52 am

    Yum! Guess what you’re making the next time i visit?! ;-)

  13. July 19, 2009 12:32 pm

    looks like a great cookie!

  14. Nuggets permalink
    August 19, 2009 12:58 pm

    Congratulations on the new addition to the family! I love your idea of bringing home made cookies for the staff helping to bring your new bundle of joy into the world. Hope all is well, and everyone is getting the sleep that they need. I have a ? If I don’t have organic cocoa, could i use regular?

  15. jess permalink
    October 6, 2009 1:49 pm

    Are these based on your own chocolate chip cookie reicipe? Those are my favorite cookies EVER!

    • October 6, 2009 2:16 pm

      Yep! They are the same (kind of) with just a few changes. They are awesome! and thaaaaank you! xoxoxo!

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