Feeling indulgent? To a morbid degree? Ding ding– Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies.
I saw a recipe on BakersRoyale for Chocolate Chunk Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Walnuts. And….I replaced these items with chocolate chips, white chocolate chunks and dried strawberries. Imagine a brownie cookie and chocolate covered strawberry made out. That’s what these are….yeah.
I made these for the Beyonce concert today (I hear there is some sort of football game as well) but with Valentine’s Day around the corner I figured they’d be good a recipe to post.
Okay let’s dance, here is what you need:
10 ounce bag bittersweet chocolate chips
8 tablespoon butter, softened
2 large eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup (130g) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1- 4 ounce bag of dried strawberries, chopped fine*
1-4.4 ounce bar of white chocolate chopped into chunks
*These are not those dehydrated strawberries you sometimes see… these are more gummy-like… you can get them at Target. You could also sub dried cherries (chocolate covered cherry- can’t be mad about that).
1. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. Melt the butter and 8 ounces of the chocolate chips in a double boiler. I just had a janky saucepan with an inch of simmering water and a metal bowl over it- whisking until it melted. Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, on medium speed beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Bring speed down to low and beat in the chocolate mixture until well combined.
4. Add the flour to the mixture and gently fold with a wooden spoon until just combined. Mix in the white chocolate chunks, the rest of the chocolate chips and the strawberries.
5. Drop 2 ounce balls of dough onto parchment lined cookiesheet. I used a scale but really whatever size you want works. This will be a messy experience.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 325 degrees.
You will think they aren’t done when you take them out. Do not put them back in. Do not move them unless you do so very delicately with a spatula to a wire rack. These things are just loaded with delicious shit so they can barely hold their shape when warm. Wait until they are at room temperature to move.
Also- I like to space my cookies far apart when I bake them which means I need to do multiple batches. Unless you have an unlimited supply of baking sheets (mom, I’m looking at you) pop your baking sheet in the fridge between batches. If you put cookie dough on a hot sheet, they spread out like a pancake and look awful.