Bouchon Bakery-Style Double Chocolate Cookie Bites

 

Easy peasy – ultra fudgy chocolate cookie bites from the latest and greatest addition to my ever growing collection of cookie cookbooks, Simply Sensational Cookies by Nancy Baggett.  I’ve bookmarked so many cookie recipes in this cookbook  that I think my other baking cookbooks are jealous but not to worry-I’ll get around to everybody!  I made this chocolate cookie recipe for last Sunday’s press box goodies and they were enjoyed by everyone who needed a little sugar high or chocolate pick me up during our- SF 49ers very sad loss to the NY Giants.  Both the flavor and the shiny tops of these deeply chocolate flavored cookie bites appeal to me.  I used the Bittersweet chocolate chunks in place of the usual chocolate chips and kept my cookies in round shapes instead of flattening them.  Just a preference thing I have for round sort of puffed up cookies, once in awhile I’ll flatten a cookie but honestly not that often.
I’ve been on a baking roll for the past few weeks but this Friday I’ll have a wonderfully healthy vegetable soup to share.   Then once again it’s back to the baking-so many recipes to try and I have those press box goodies to make for home games during football season.  On the garden front lettuce and arugula are both ready to be tossed into salads.  Today I’m trying a new salad recipe with some beautiful beets I picked up at the market mixed into my home grown arugula -I plan to be sharing my salad recipe next week and as our weather gradually cools down I ‘m looking forward to sharing recipes for heartier fare suitable for holiday menus.

Bouchon Bakery Style Double Chocolate Cookie Bites

Yield: 36-40 small cookies

Adapted from Simply Sensational Cookies by Nancy Baggett.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon good quality unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, I used KAF Cocoa Noir
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 tablespoons or 1&1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened and cut in bits
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3&1/2 ounces or generous 1/2 cup chopped bittersweet dark chocolate wafers, I used Guittard
  • 3&1/2 ounces or 2/3 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate morsels, I used Scharffen Berger bittersweet chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpats.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the butter and beat on medium until smooth.
  5. Add the sugars, molasses and vanilla to the beaten butter and mix until well blended.
  6. Beat in the egg and add the flour mixture, beating until blended.
  7. Stir in the chopped chocolates.
  8. Let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Scoop out small (rounded teaspoons) dough balls and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 10-11 minutes until just firm.
  11. Cool on metal racks before serving.
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  1. These bites look deliciously fudgy, Patty! I think I’m in chocolate heaven with these “puffs”! :)

  2. I like it when you’re on a baking roll! :D These cookies look sinfully rich and spectacular!

  3. Bouchon Bakery Style? I like these even more!! This is what I exactly needed at the end of day AFTER kids go sleep! I love your sports fabric. So cute!

  4. I love the double chocolate!
    Ciao farncesca

  5. Like Nami, these are the kinds of cookies I hide on top of the cupboard and eat when the kids are asleep. It’s relaxation in front of the TV. These cookies are calling me!

  6. I majorly need one of these chocolate gems with my wine right now! Patty, you FORCED me to pre-order the cookbook this afternoon after seeing how lovely these are!!!

  7. Fudgey deep dark chocolate cookie bites are awesome, I would seriously have a tough time not eating about a dozen of these babies rationalizing that they are little :)

  8. Chocolate heaven! I don’t even need a football game to appreciate these little morsels. :)

  9. Wow, Bouchon bakery style. Cookies look sinfully delicious. An awesome post as always.

  10. What a great cookie – so fudgy and full of chocolate. Amazing! Sure to cheer me up from anything.

  11. These cookie bites are not for sharing, lol! They’re too good! Okay, so maybe 40 pieces is too much for one person. I might be willing to part with some…but just a few!

  12. If cookies and chocolate wouldn’t get me fat…..I would live on them! These cookie bites look so inviting!

  13. Sinful!! Thats all I am going to say.. why is the best stuff always so fattening!!

  14. My husband just loves chocolate cookies. If I would add nuts to them, he’d find them perfect. I find them perfect just the way they are . . . perfectly inviting.

  15. Oooh, boy, these are going on my baking list and SOON. I have book club coming up along with a tailgate down at IU (Nick will be happy to take any leftovers back to his dorm!). And I’m so glad you tried the Milky Way cookies :)

  16. Patty – you had me at bouchon! Love that bakery and to see such a fudgy delight pop up on the screen, my mouth is now watering. I bet these did not last long in your house. Lovely recipe and pinning now! :-)

  17. Nice-looking cookies! Coincidentally, the Bouchon Bakery cookbook is coming out next week! What better way to celebrate? Your cookies look decadently delicious!

  18. Look at how chocolately and fudgy these look! What a delicious batch! Thank you for sharing yet another drool-worthy post. Now if I only had a plate of these and a glass of milk. I hope you have a wonderful end to your week!

  19. O.M.G. Patty. I HAVE to make these! They look fabulous. I might haveto throw in some peanut butter chips in a separate batch.

  20. These are just gorgeous!

  21. Absolutely delicious looking! Yum!

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