Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 0.5 cup (120 grams) sugar
  • 2 bars (100 grams each) 70% chocolate
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons (60 grams) butter
  • 0.75 cups (100 grams) flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon (4 grams) baking soda

Equipment

  • Double Boiler

    This will help you melt the chocolate and butter smoothly without burning. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water.

  • Electric Mixer

    A stand or hand mixer works well for beating the eggs and sugar. This will help you achieve the fluffy and light texture needed for the recipe.

  • Baking Sheet

    A good quality baking sheet ensures even baking. Lining it with parchment paper makes for easy clean-up and prevents sticking.

  • Sifter

    Sifting the flour and baking soda ensures a smooth and lump-free dough. If you don't have a sifter, you can use a fine mesh strainer.

  • Refrigerator

    Chilling the dough helps the cookies hold their shape and enhances the flavor.

  • Oven

    Preheat to 375°F (190°C) to ensure that your cookies bake evenly.

Instructions

Step 1

Preparation

Melt the chocolate and butter using a double boiler.
Beat the eggs with sugar and a pinch of salt using a mixer until the mixture becomes fluffy and lightens in color.
Combine the melted chocolate and butter mixture with the beaten eggs, mixing on low speed.

Step 2

Mixing and Chilling

Sift the flour and baking soda into the mixture and mix on low speed until smooth.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Baking

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
Bake the cookies for 9 minutes.

Servings

These cookies are so versatile, you'll love serving them on every occasion! 🍪

For a Cozy Afternoon: Serve these warm cookies with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee. The combination is simply sublime! 🥛☕

Special Occasions: Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on the warm cookies for a fancy touch. Pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an upscale dessert that will wow your guests. 🍦✨

Snack Time: Pack these cookies in kids' lunch boxes for a delightful treat. They also make perfect all-day snacks for busy adults. Just pop one in your bag and you’re good to go! 🎒🍪

Gift Ideas: Place a dozen of these cookies in a beautiful tin for a heartfelt gift. Tie it with a ribbon and attach a sweet note, and you’ve got a perfect homemade gift! 🎁💝

Variations

Looking for gluten-free or vegan options? We've got you covered! 🙂

Gluten-Free Variation: 🥳

Simply replace the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free flour blend. Make sure it contains xanthan gum to bind the dough properly. This way, you’ll get the same delicious cookies without the gluten! 🌱

Vegan Variation: 🌱

Swap the eggs with a flaxseed meal mixture (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg) and use a vegan butter substitute. Make sure your chocolate is dairy-free as well. Voilà! Vegan chocolate chunk cookies that everyone can enjoy. 🍪❤️

Faq

  • Q: Can I use milk chocolate instead of 70% chocolate?

    A: Absolutely! Just keep in mind that milk chocolate has more sugar, so the cookies will be sweeter.

  • Q: Do I need to refrigerate the dough for exactly 30 minutes?

    A: While 30 minutes is ideal, a little more or less won't hurt. Chilling helps the flavors meld and the dough firm up, so don't skip this step!

  • Q: What's the best way to store these cookies?

    A: Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days, or freeze them for up to three months. Just thaw and warm them slightly before serving.

  • Q: Can I add nuts to the dough?

    A: Absolutely! Chopped walnuts or pecans make a great addition. Just fold them in after you've mixed the dough.

  • Q: How do I know when the cookies are done?

    A: The edges should be set but the centers will still look slightly underdone. They'll continue to firm up as they cool. Aim for that perfect gooey center!

  • Q: Can I double the recipe?

    A: Sure thing! This recipe doubles well. Just make sure you have enough space in your mixer and double up on all the ingredients.

Nutrition facts

Crispy Outside, Soft Inside Brownie Cookies
Recipe Yield:12 cookies
Calories:Approximately 130 calories per cookie
Calories (Min - Max):120 - 140
Total Fat:8g
Saturated Fat:5g
Protein:2g
Total Carbohydrate:15g
Total Sugars:10g