Foodie Friday – Double dark chocolate cookies

Back in August before I left for Florida I made a couple of batches of cookies while watching the first Florida football game of the season. This was back when I still had thought that the Gators might have an amazing season. How naive I was! Now that the season is more than halfway over I’m just hoping Florida becomes bowl-eligible at some point. But with Georgia, South Carolina, and FSU left on the schedule I’m not holding my breath. But on to the recipe. I stumbled across some Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa at the grocery store a few days beforehand (after looking for it in stores for the past year and coming up empty) and I was determined to use it to make some cookies while watching football. So I combined two different recipes, added some dark chocolate chips, and the result was these delicious brownie-like double dark chocolate bar cookies. Not quite as moist as your typical brownie, but the dark chocolate flavor was really rich – much better than most brownies I’ve tried. So if you find some Special Dark cocoa at the store grab it and make these cookies immediately!

INGREDIENTS:
1 stick butter, softened
1 c light brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 c Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cornstarch
1 c flour
1 c dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:
In a large bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the vanilla, egg, and cocoa powder and mix until combined. Add the baking soda, cornstarch, and flour and mix until almost combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, making sure no streaks of flour remain. Spread the batter into an 8×8″ pan lined with aluminum foil and coated with cooking spray. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. Enjoy!

Based on Averie Cook’s Dark Chocolate Dark Brown Sugar Cookies and Sweet Pea’s Kitchen’s Double Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies.