Celebrate International Chocolate Day with this recipe.
Chocolate is one of the world’s favorite flavors. This magic bean has been consumed by humans from as far back as 1900 BC, and was an integral part of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. Even today, everyone loves it, recipes are endless, and September 13th is celebrated as International Chocolate Day.
While most of us don’t need a special day to indulge in the rich glory that is chocolate, International Chocolate Day gives us one more reason to enjoy it. Whip up these fun, easy, and delicious cookies to celebrate today!
Death by Chocolate Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Flaky sea salt, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with parchment.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated, then add vanilla. Add dry ingredients until well-combined. Mix in 1 cup semisweet chips and dark chocolate chips.
- Scoop out dough with a small cookie scoop onto baking sheet. Bake until centers are set, 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool.
- Make ganache: Place remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips in a bowl. In small saucepan, heat heavy cream over low heat until small bubbles form around the edges. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and let sit 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.
- Dip cookies halfway into chocolate mixture and sprinkle the dipped side with flaky salt. Let harden before serving.