You are never going to need another thick, chewy, fudgy, bomb, sink-your-teeth-in rich chocolatey cookie recipe again, so before you read on, you’d better Pin/share/print/make this. Because I’ll be honest, just looking at these photos makes me want to ditch you all right now and hightail for the kitchen. But I won’t because #readerlove.
This is the chocoholic bomb cookie. As in, this cookie will explode any attempts to recover from chocoholism, so you’d better watch out.
I am not kidding. Part of me almost wishes I was, because my chocolate cravings have gotten 10.85743 times worse since I started researching my dissertation prospectus two weeks ago. On top of this, I began playing my first video game in 3 years (note: circa the time I began grad school) and have spent the past 5 nights up at 3 AM, tapping furiously at the tiny bright screen of my Nintendo DS as little Professor Layton puzzles pop up one after another. And by 3 AM my dinner has been long digested, sooo…late-night chocolate cookies and gaming. I can be such a wild child sometimes.
In celebration of finishing my qualifying exams, I recently made a giant Un-Bucket List of 100 things I want to do by the end of this year. These cookies were on the list–I mean, look at them!–as were a number of other desserts that I have had pinned for ages but never gotten around to trying, like this cake roll or some baked donuts like these. I wanted this post-exam period to be a period of firsts, so these past few weeks have been filled with busy nothings like having a fancy dinner party with my home friends at a French restaurant last night, getting a super-short haircut this morning (I’m convinced I look more like a little schoolboy than a sexy pixie vixen, but whatever!), and having Disney movie marathon nights with about a bazillion friends.
Here’s my list so far: 100 Things I Want to Do Now That I’ve Earned My Master’s Degree!
Notice anything weird about the list? It says “100 things,” but no matter how hard I racked my brains, I could only come up with 60+ items. And that’s where you lovely readers come in!
If you were making an un-bucket list, what would you add to it? I’m taking the most fun, whimsical, wacky, and crazy good suggestions I receive and adding them, so please leave your best ideas (however crazy or mild) in your comments! 🙂 I’m honestly asking for your help here, so help a girl out, eh?
Anyway, one other important item on my bucket list is to simply get away from things for a little while–seriously, I wrote it down in my brain ages ago. So while it breaks my heart to do this, I also know that I need to turn off my internet/social media/other distractions and simply spend some much-needed time getting in touch with myself and my life again. This may or may not involve yoga trips and plenty of beach outings, or both.
This also means that I do not plan on updating for one or two weeks, depending on how long I need to recharge, but I’ll be back before you know it to say thank you for all your lovely un-bucket list suggestions 😉 The past year has been so full of stress and impact on my body, mind, and well-being that I’m pretty excited to do a ‘constantly-connected’ cleanse–and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys on the other side of it!
Until then, make these cookies, and make them again, and again, and maybe make another batch to send to your favorite chocolate-craving blogger <3 I am pretty sure she’d appreciate it. And don’t forget to leave your un-bucket list suggestions! Cheerios, mes cheris!
With chocolatey love,
The Chocoholic Bomb Cookie
Adapted from Allrecipes.
If you’re in remission from chocoholism, you may want to run. These chewy, fudgy, sink-your-teeth-in rich (but not overpowering!) chocolate cookies have reached the pinnacle of all things chocolate, and are my favorite chocolate cookies to date. Stuff them with extra chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars, and you’ll be the readiest chocoholic in town!
Yield: About 3 dozen cookies
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup dark or light brown sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped chocolate bars (optional)
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract until totally light and heavenly fluffy (about 5 minutes of vigorous beating).
- Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in until just incorporated.
- Fold in semisweet chocolate chips and chopped chocolate bars (if you’re using them). If you want to add cream cheese swirls to your batter as I did, simply dollop in softened cream cheese at this point and swirl it through.
- Optional but highly suggested: Chill your dough in the fridge for 1 hour (or in the freezer for 30 minutes) prior to baking. This will result in higher, chewier, puffier cookies! If you do decide to chill your dough first, you can wait until later to preheat your oven.
- Scoop out medium 2-inch balls of dough and place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Bake cookies in oven for 8-11 minutes, until the edges have set but the centers still appear slightly underbaked. Remove cookies from oven and allow them to cool at least 10 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring them to a wire pan. (Allowing them to finish ‘baking’ on the cookie sheet will also help you achieve that great chewy texture!)