These almost brownie-like cookies are the perfect treat for a chilly day, to make them Halloween themed I’ve rolled them in purple and orange nonpareils, but you can roll them in sugar, nuts, or just leave them plain. These stay moist for a long time so you can store them for up to five days. They work as a whoopie pie too if you want to sandwich them, marshmallow creme would do great.
Soft Chocolate Cookies
Yield 38 cookies
- 3/4 cup (65g) Cocoa Powder
- 1 3/4 cup (225g) all purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted Butter at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp coarse Salt (1/4 tsp fine salt)
- 3/4 cup (150g) white Sugar
- 1/4 cup (50g) Light Brown Sugar
- 1 large Egg (50g out of shell) at room temperature
- 1/2 cup (120g) whole Milk at room temperature
- Optional: 1/2 cup of Halloween themed sprinkles
Tools: Large bowl, medium bowl, silicon spatula, whisk, baking tray, mini cookie scoop (optional)
- In a medium bowl combine cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, whisk to combine and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine butter, salt, and sugars, whisk until smooth. Add in egg, whisk until smooth. Add in milk, whisk until completely combined. Add in half of the dry ingredients and whisk in until thoroughly combined, then add in the rest and fold together with a silicon spatula. Chill dough for 1 hour or up to three days.
- Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC) without the fan/ventilator. Line a baking tray with parchment. Scoop one cookie at a time (18g-20g or 2-3 tsp), roll between the palms of your hands and roll into the sprinkles to cover completely, place on your prepared baking tray. Repeat until you have filled up your tray, leaving 2 inches of spacing between each cookie (you will fit about 20-24 cookies per tray).
- Bake for 9-10 minutes or until they begin to crack on the surface and the edges look set but the center looks a bit raw, allow to cool for 5 minutes on tray to allow the residual heat to cook them through, then remove. Store for up to 4 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
I'm using Halloween themed sprinkles to roll these in before baking, but you can use regular granulated sugar or you can just leave them plain.
Serving Size 1 cookie (about 20g)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Total Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.