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Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

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A decadent chocolate cookie that bakes up shiny and crackly on the outside and soft in the center.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
A decadent chocolate cookie that bakes up shiny and crackly on the outside and soft in the center. https://www.lanascooking.com/outrageous-chocolate-cookies/

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies – decadent chocolate cookies that bake up shiny and crackly on the outside and soft in the center.

These Outrageous Chocolate Cookies were originally a Martha Stewart recipe that I came across years ago. I’ve made these cookies so many times and they always get great comments, especially from chocolate lovers. And why not – they’re chocolate through and through. It’s a chocolate dough packed full of chocolate chunks. They’re soft and chewy with a slight crunch on the outside. Kind of a cross between a brownie and a cookie and so good with a glass of milk!

A decadent chocolate cookie that bakes up shiny and crackly on the outside and soft in the center. https://www.lanascooking.com/outrageous-chocolate-cookies/

I made these for BeeBop to take to his office for Valentine’s Day a few years ago and I didn’t eat a single one. I thought he might bring a few back home. Nope. Not one left.

How to Make Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the Butter and Chocolate

Chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl.

Heat the chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring between each, until almost melted; do not overheat.

Here’s what it looks like after 40 seconds —

Partially melted chocolate and butter in a bowl.

And here’s what it looks like after 5 20-second increments–

Fully melted butter and chocolate in a bowl.

There should be some small chunks of chocolate left. They will melt from the residual heat. Don’t overheat the chocolate!

Mix the Dry Ingredients

Flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy.

Mixing ingredients in a stand mixer.

Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate.

Chocolate added to mixture in stand mixer.

Combine wet and dry ingredients

Mix in flour mixture until just combined.

Adding flour mixture to wet ingredients.

Add the chocolate chunks. Stir well to combine.

Stirring chocolate chunks into the batter.

Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets.

Dropping batter by spoonsful onto a paper lined baking sheet.

Bake, rotating sheets halfway through until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers. 12 to 15 minutes.

Cool on baking sheet 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

This makes 2 dozen (or 18 if you drop them by big heaping tablespoons like I do).

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Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

A decadent chocolate cookie that bakes up shiny and crackly on the outside and soft in the center.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate roughly chopped (or use semisweet chips and you won’t have to chop the chocolate)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring between each, until almost melted; do not overheat.
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy.
  • Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate.
  • Mix in flour mixture until just combined.
  • Add the chocolate chunks. Stir well to combine.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets.
  • Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers. 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool on baking sheet 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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6 Comments

  1. These look amazing! I tried baking them today, but mine cookies don’t have the crackly top. Why’s that? Help!!

  2. I havn’t tried these cookies before – they look great! I will have to bookmark them and try them soon! I made World Peace Cookies on my blog last week, and they were a tasty chocolate cookie. I will have to try these and compare! Can you ever go wrong with chocolate?!