One day, I asked my husband to describe his idea of the perfect cookie. He can be pretty particular when it comes to baked goods, so I was curious to hear his answer. He thought about it for a minute, then gave me these three points. One: crispy edges, two: soft and chewy center, and three: they MUST have chocolate.
With that criteria, I set out to come up with a cookie that fit all three points. After a lot of testing and trial and error, my husband's 'perfect cookie' was perfected. Crispy edges? ✓ Soft, chewy center? ✓ Chocolate?! ✓ They have just the right amount of crispiness and texture on the outside, with an inside that is satisfyingly chewy, and an overall rich, chocolaty flavor.
What's in these cookies?
Here are all of the ingredients you'll need to whip up a batch of these bad boys.
• Cocoa powder
• Baking soda
• Espresso powder
• Unsalted butter
• Brown & granulated sugar
• Vanilla extract
• Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Here are a few things I would recommendations to get the best cookie possible!
Cocoa powder: Use Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder!! I love a lot of different brands of cocoa powder, but this one definitely is a top contender. The regular Hershey's cocoa powder is good and full of flavor, the Special Dark cocoa powder is just so luscious. It has such a deep cocoa flavor and intensity that works perfectly in these cookies.
Espresso Powder: While espresso powder can be optional, I highly recommend adding it. For this specific recipe, we're not adding enough espresso powder to actually have the cookies taste like coffee. The powder will just help enhance the chocolate flavor and make it even more rich. My two favorite brands of espresso powder to use are Dellalo or Medaglia D'Oro, but there are tons of other great brand you could use.
A great thing about these cookies is that they require no chill time, so they're ready to go as soon as the dough is done! And the dough takes just minutes to whip up, so you'll be eating super delicious, chocolaty cookies in no time!
I really hope you love these cookies as much as we do! You can enjoy these cookies as is, or warm them up slightly by popping them in the microwave for just a few seconds. Personal opinion, but I also highly recommend with a giant glass of cold milk! Happy baking!! ♥