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Emotional Baking
happy double chocolate cookies.
I.am.deliriously.happy. and I don’t need a thing (except maybe time to enjoy this floating, blissful feeling). Later, I want to share something fitting – to celebrate and commemorate it. I think I’ll bake...
I'm feeling...
something that takes this “deliriously happy” feeling and puts it into cookie-form,
something that captures the mood – to be enjoyed later,
something that’s inviting, heavenly,
something that’s chewy, with chocolate, and a nice crackle top...
  • I’m deliriously happy
  • I’ll bake
  • Double Chocolate Cookies
  • Chewy, Chocolate, Crackle
  • Decadent
These cookies take the best features from the greatest baked goods - cookies and brownies and puts them together in the happiest way; more cookie than brownie (if anyone wants to know). Think: chewy with a bit of crunch, moist with a hint of crispiness, and decadent with lots of, well, decadence.
double chocolate cookies.
Print Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes, Bake time: 12 minutes
Makes 36 cookies
  • 3 oz (90 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (85 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (85 g) vegetable shortening, room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, amber grade
  • ¾ cup (161 g) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (28 g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups (262 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (40 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Let’s bake a little happiness into these cookies...
Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, melt the chocolate chips, butter, and vegetable shortening together in the microwave, starting with 10 seconds at a time. Continue to heat in small bursts until the mixture is almost completely melted. Stir. Then, using an electric mixer, whisk the mixture until fully incorporated, about 30 seconds.
Pour the egg yolks, maple syrup, sugars and vanilla into the chocolate mixture and whisk until they’re well mixed.
Well, that looks soooo good already!
Sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt into the chocolate mixture. Fold it in until there are no streaks.
Take the dough by the tablespoon and roll it into balls. Flatten them slightly before placing them to the baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
I can’t wait!!
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
The smells wafting from these cookies as they bake are pure joy!
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
These cookies are *happiness* baked in chocolate.
happy double chocolate cookies.
happy double chocolate cookies.
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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