Instead of settling for the traditional chocolate chip cookies this past christmas, I discovered these amazing death by chocolate cookies on Delish.com! Everyone loved them! They were obviously very rich but the little sprinkle of sea salt balanced all the ganache and two different types of chocolate chips. I think they were the perfect addition to the usual round-up of apple pies, and star shaped sugar cookies. Much more sophisticated. (I had to hoard them away so I could eat one every morning with my coffee.)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Cups All purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cups Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 2/3 Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Flaky sea salt for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated, then add vanilla. Add dry ingredients until well-combined. Mix in 1 cup semisweet chips and dark chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop out dough with a small cookie scoop onto baking sheet. Bake until centers are set, 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Make ganache: Place remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips in a bowl. In small saucepan, heat heavy cream over low heat until small bubbles form around the edges. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and let sit 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  6. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate mixture and sprinkle dipped side with flaky salt. Let harden before serving.