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May 24, 2011

Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:33

Or rather, half covered but that would have ruined the alliteration.  I made these cookies forever and a day ago at the request of a friend.  Well the request was for the chocolate chip cookies to be completely covered in chocolate.  But I wanted some.  And I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate. Don’t hate. It just means more for you.

YAY Willy Wonka. The old school one.

Although, tangent: I ate the most delicious chocolate pudding/fudge cake the other day at a bbq I went to this weekend. Seriously heavenly.  I asked for the recipe to the guy who brought it and his response? “I don’t know. Ask Costco”

And I promised this recipe to you guys forever and a day ago too.  But life happened. And since my run this morning was absolute crud (very heavy legs with no spark) it makes sense to post this now.

I don’t have a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe so I googled “chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe” and this one  had the yummiest picture. I went with it. As for the chocolate dip, I found these directions but it left me in a bind because I don’t have a microwave. So I used it as jumping off point and improvised.

Half Covered in Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie Base:

Ingredients: (cut and pasted from the link with any changes I did added after)

  • 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter, at room temperature (yes real butter, my roomie was around who refused to let me use margarine!)
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz.) (I really wanted to use 1/2 pb chips, 1/2 chocolate chips but my friend vetoed it. LAME)

Directions: (the “real” directions are on the website link but I tend to use recipes for the ingredients only. Then make the cookies how I see fit)

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375*. I know the directions say 400* but I have a gas stove/oven so I always lower the suggested temp.
  2. In the “wet ingredients” bowl, beat the butter and sugar.  This sucks because I don’t have a mixer.  Luckily my cracked ribs are on the right side and I’m a lefty.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat this stuff all together.
  4. In the “dry ingredients bowl” mix the flour baking soda and salt.  I love this part because it requires very little physical effort.  Then mix in the “wet ingredients” bowl and add as many chocolate chips as your heart desires.
  5. Place the batter/dough onto a baking sheet.  Since I like my cookies really big I had to do this in multiple batches and each cookie sheet only had about 6 cookies on it.  Oops?
  6. Place in the oven for anywhere between 6-12 minutes.  Quite the range I know.  But I use a gas oven and it always varies. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked a meal the same way twice!
  7. When they’re done (and for me that means a little gooey in the middle still. Hopefully I’m cooking them enough. Don’t want to get salmonella or something) place the cookies on a cookie rack.  The directions online give you tips if they start to break during the transfer but a cookie is a cookie.  And that means that the cookie maker just gets to eat them because you can’t give a broken cookie as a gift, right?

Then comes the DIPPING fun.

To do this you need a bag (or two) of semi-sweet chocolate chips.  As the link above says you can combine them with 1 tablespoon of shortening in a microwave safe bowl to be placed in a microwave until it’s melted.  I chose to use a makeshift double boiler because I do not have one of those either.  I took a saucepan/pot and placed a glass bowl onto that was filled with the chocolate chips (bar of chocolate that are chopped up work too but chips were on sale at the store).  The pot had hot water in it and the stovetop was placed on a low setting.  As the chocolate started to melt I mixed/crushed/stirred the mixture.  By the time the cookies were cooled the chocolate was ready for dipping.

The result?

Just ignore the chips ahoy in the background. Or look but don’t judge.

Well if you’re making these for yourself then I say eat a non-broken cookie with a big glass of milk.  If you’re making them for a gift then you can eat a broken one with a big glass of milk.



  1. Sorry, but I must completely ignore this recipe or put myself at risk for out of control behavior! ; )

    Comment by MissZippy1 — May 24, 2011 @ 16:42

  2. oh no, I can’t see that picture for some reason! And I really wanted to check out some gooey, chocolatey goodness. yum.

    Comment by mealsformiles — May 24, 2011 @ 18:02

  3. Fabulous! PB chips would have been the total bomb in those. I can’t see the pic either and that’s probably a good thing.

    Comment by Marcia — May 24, 2011 @ 20:10

  4. I always eat the broken cookies! Those look great.

    Comment by Jess — May 24, 2011 @ 21:05

    • Quite the compliment from the cookie baker! I’m blushing 🙂

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 25, 2011 @ 20:54

  5. Yep- that’s how it’s done. Making something better by covering it in more chocolate. I like your style, girl… 🙂

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — May 24, 2011 @ 21:54

  6. Oooooohhhh those look great!

    Comment by kelsey — May 24, 2011 @ 22:24

  7. Costco? Really? I always think their stuff is super dry…but I will have to go test it out now :). Along with these amazing cookies…oh, but I am on someone’s giving up sugar for 10 days thingie so maybe mid-June :).

    Comment by Jill — May 25, 2011 @ 00:31

    • Duuuuuuuuuude I know on the costco. But this was pure heaven. I’m semi-embarrassed to admit it.

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 25, 2011 @ 20:51

  8. Way to go the extra mile, dude. Cookies are stellar, but the dipping? That takes perseverance.

    Comment by sarah — May 25, 2011 @ 09:41

  9. Confession time: I was totally all about going to that candy room in Willy Wonka’s choclate factory. I still have fantasies about being in a forest and just totally chomping down on a sugary tree or something.

    Comment by Kim — May 25, 2011 @ 09:44

  10. everything is better dipped in chocolate, everything.

    i didn’t used to like chocolate all that much, but it is a learned skill. there is hope for you yet! 😉

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — May 25, 2011 @ 10:32

    • Meh. I mean, I can appreciate chocolate. I just don’t crave it in the same way I crave….ice cream. Mocha chip please! (that has chocolate in it, right?!)

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 25, 2011 @ 20:52

  11. Willy Wonka will always have a special place in my heart..I wanted to win a golden ticket! So badly!

    Love the cookies…fabulous twist on the traditional chocolate chip. I’m going to remember this!

    Comment by Ameena — May 25, 2011 @ 12:26

    • I still want to win a golden ticket. Don’t dash my dreams just yet!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 25, 2011 @ 20:52

  12. Don’t you just hate it when one breaks and you just have to eat it? I think that’s a reason to gift some cookies in itself.

    Comment by Tiff — May 25, 2011 @ 14:20

  13. That’s my favorite children’s movie, bar none. Did you see this last week? Quite a cute segment.

    Comment by Flo — May 25, 2011 @ 19:20

  14. umm. i’ll mail you the hoochy white dress if you mail me these.

    Comment by lindsay — May 25, 2011 @ 19:51

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