Saturday, April 13, 2013

Death By Triple-Chocolate Cookies

While most readers out there don't fall in the same boat as me, I'm constantly finding myself cooking for either an army (at work) or one (at home). It's an interesting contrast for me, and yet both positions are incredibly similar in the fact that recipes or instructions for preparing food are almost never present for either number. If you're cooking for four to eight, sometimes ten, people, you can find any number of reliable recipes at your disposal that use realistic ingredients and equipment. Getting above or below that, though, and you find yourself either buying six of something to make up the quantity needed or using two tablespoons out of a family-sized jar and having the rest languish in the fridge.

Death By Triple-Chocolate Cookies
Thick!
The frustration and occasionally over-complicated process of cooking "for one" is why I was kind of excited to find this XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie over on Sally's Baking Addiction. It was the perfect idea - a single, plate-sized, thick and chewy behemoth of chocolate cookie goodness - technically serving two (or more!), but really... if you're anything like me (or any other woman I know!) that cookie isn't making it into anyone else's line of sight. I doubled the SBA recipe just so that I wouldn't have half an egg hanging around, added a hint of hot cocoa mix and used salted butter for an extra pop of flavour. Miniature dark chocolate chips meant I could get away with using slightly less overall, but of course I had to add the sprinkles - these cookies are too ridiculously fun not to!

Death By Triple-Chocolate Cookies
With a pen for comparison
Shared with Sugar & Slice Sunday #23
Death By Triple-Chocolate Cookies
As big as your head!

Death By Triple-Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction 
Makes 2 giant cookies, each 2 servings
¼ cup salted butter, room temperature
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
½ cup flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp sweetened hot cocoa mix
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup miniature dark chocolate chips
multicoloured sprinkles, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars together, followed by the egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, hot cocoa mix, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Divide dough in two and place on the baking sheet in tall mounds.
  7. Add sprinkles on top if desired.
  8. Bake for 15-16 minutes.
  9. Cool completely on baking sheet.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 368.3
Total Fat: 17.7 g
Cholesterol: 77.5 mg
Sodium: 130.1 mg
Total Carbs: 57.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
Protein: 5.1 g