Sometimes I can’t decide if I want to eat regular chocolate chip cookies or double chocolate cookies. Usually I just eat both. But these are great to make if you want both flavours in one cookie.
Um…..ok to be honest I am just trying to find a justification for making these. I just thought they would look good. That was the main reason I made them.
A few tips
To make these cookies, you’re going to make two different doughs, and then later on you will put the doughs together. It’s a pretty easy recipe to make but here are just a few tips:
Make the chocolate dough first
The chocolate dough is a little softer and stickier than the plain dough. So it’s best to make this first, then leave it in the fridge, so it has time to set up a little, whiles you make the other dough.
Use some oil on your hands
To make the cookie dough balls, you’re going to get pieces of both doughs, press them together and then roll this into a ball, using your hands.
When doing this, you might find that the dough is sticking to you hands, making it harder to get smooth cookie dough balls. This doesn’t always happen it just depends on how warm your kitchen is. But rubbing your hands with a little oil will help!
Leave a large gap between the cookies when baking
Most of my cookie recipes don’t spread much because I prefer thicker cookies. But for these, I was going for a more flat, thinner cookie.
In the oven, these spread quite a bit, so make sure to leave enough gap between them so that they don’t turn into one cookie.
Do I have to let the cookie dough balls chill before baking?
YES. These cookies are made with melted butter. Therefore, they need some to chill before baking.
I know I said I was going for thinner, flatter cookies for these. But if you bake them straight away, they will spread too much in the oven and end up too flat. So before baking, leave them in the fridge.
30 minutes is long enough, but you could also leave them for up to 3 days.
With any cookies, if you want to freeze the cookie dough balls, you can. Most of the time when I make cookies, I just bake 6 and then leave the rest in the freezer.
Just put the cookie dough balls in a zip-loc bag and you can leave them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Now whenever you want some cookies, you can bake them straight away. Just make sure to bake them for a few minutes longer.