1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla extract, beating until just combined. Add dry ingredients in 2 additions, beating until just combined after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Portion dough into golf-ball-size or larger dough balls. Cover and chill or freeze for several hours or overnight.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and evenly space dough balls. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are set and middles no longer look raw; do not overbake. Remove from oven and let rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
I'm slowly, slowly getting back into my baking groove again. It's very slow going because I'm in a much smaller kitchen in my new house than the old one and some of my stuff is still packed and what I have unpacked, I have no idea where I put it. Yeah, I know, my First World problems are seriously inconvenient.
The good news is my Kitchen Aid mixer occupies one of the few prime counter spots in the new kitchen and I do know where my measuring cups and measuring spoons are. So all is not lost. However, I have no idea where any one of my 4 cookie dough scoops of varying sizes are, So I went with two spoons and my eyeballs to portion out cookie dough balls of (roughly) the same size. Turns out I don't need 4 cookie dough scoops of varying sizes after all, just two spoons.
This dough was easy to work with, not too soft or too sticky, despite the fact that I was making this in triple digit heat (let's hear it for air conditioning and electric fans). I only made one dough ball as "jumbo-size" so I could test out how it was originally supposed to be. The rest of the dough I made into normal-people-sized cookies since they were all earmarked to go out in care packages and presumably not everyone has my (extremely high) tolerance for chocolate and sugar.