It’s been a long while since I made these cocoa chocolate chip cookies by Dorie Greenspan. Her book, Baking From My Home to Yours, was one of the first baking books that my mother bought for me (with me nudging her in the right direction ;) but I can never thank her enough!) and I fell in love with it at first sight and have been baking from it ever since.
These double chocolate cookies are great. They are very easy to make (no melting of chocolate and butter required) and the recipe produces a chewy cookie, the kind I like best. But this cookie will always have a special place in my heart because I made it one year for my husband’s birthday.
He was out on the eve of his birthday and after putting our then newborn daughter to bed, I spent the entire night making the dough and baking tray after tray of cookies to fill up a tall jar. He was absolutely delighted to receive a huge jar of homemade chocolate chip cookies for his birthday. Who wouldn’t? He took them to work and munched on them the entire day.
Since that year, I don’t bake birthday cookies for him anymore. I make a chocolate cake instead; double layered and slathered all over with a sour cream chocolate frosting. Equally delicious yet more celebratory.
These cookies are now whipped out for a sweet afternoon nibble for our kids; not to mark a special occasion, but just because they deserve a treat every now and then. This is easily done since I always freeze balls of extra cookie dough for days such as these.