To put his chocolate addiction into perspective, I purchased 12 Lindt bars for him for Christmas. They're gone already. This also doesn't include the other chocolate items he's ate since then.
So since I hadn't ordered any more chocolate and there was actually not very much left in the house, I knew I should get right on making this recipe in case he experienced any severe chocolate cravings.
- 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3.7 oz. packet instant chocolate pudding mix
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 3 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
1. Combine butter and sugars together in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment affixed. Beat on medium speed until fully combined. Add in the eggs one a time, then add in the vanilla.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, pudding mix, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add into the mixer in thirds until each portion is combined.
3. The dough will be very thick and dry. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the chocolate chips and dark chocolate by hand.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and form the dough into 18 equally sized cookies. The dough can overlap or be pressed against each other. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but up to 5 days.
5. Preheat the oven to 350. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper and space out the cookies so you have 8-10 cookies per baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges have set. The centers should still be jiggly or glossy.
6. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies really do deliver on the quadruple chocolate portion. Chocolate chunks and chocolate chips probably could have been enough for your average chocolate lover, but by adding in chocolate pudding mix and cocoa powder it really takes these to a completely different level of chocolate-love.
I know less than 2 dozen cookies might not seem like much to some of you out there, but let me tell you, you don't need any more of these! For a cookie, it's really filling and really rich, meaning eating more than one is really a struggle.