Double Chocolate Cookies

Last week was my son’s 3rd birthday.  Since his cake was enjoyed at his party (the previous weekend), I wanted to make him a special birthday treat.  So I asked him if he’d like some brownies or cookies.  His response: brownie cookies.  Lucky for me, I had a chocolate cookie recipe in mind that satisfied my young son’s brownie cookie birthday wish.  And since it was his birthday, I didn’t even add beets.

Double Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from Annie’s Eats

1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup cocoa powder
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ tsp coarse sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 (12 oz) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar.  Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.

Blend in eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.  Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended.  Add in the flours, salt, and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low until just incorporated.

Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.  Turn out dough and knead briefly to be sure the ingredients are completely combined.

Use a 2 tbsp cookie scoop to scoop dough on to cookie sheets.  Press each ball of dough lightly to flatten.  Bake 16-20 minutes.  Let cool on baking sheets for 5-10 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Yields: 30 cookies