If you’re looking for a big, fat chocolate cookie that will not flatten during baking and is bursting with flavor from two kinds of chocolate, this is your cookie. It is midnight black, thanks to the Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa — so there’s no mistaking that this cookie is serious about chocolate.
I took these to a teacher cookie exchange last week (where moms provide all the cookies and the teachers get to make goodie packages to take home), and I got the sweetest handwritten note from a teacher saying these were the best she’d ever had.
If you’ve got a serious chocolate lover in your family, these are for you. And let me tell you, these are definitely for me.
p.s. The espresso powder does NOT make these taste like coffee. It just adds depth of flavor. It is critical not to overbake these or they get dry, because of the large amount of flour. They should still be a little glossy/mushy in the centers when you take them out. They firm up as they cool.