World Peace Chocolate Cookies

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World Peace Chocolate Cookies
Source: Smitten Kitchen

These cookies are packed with so much chocolate. They’re soft and a bit chewy on the outside and utterly delicious.

Makes about: 24-36 cookies, depending on how thick you cut them
Prep time: 15 minutes+3h chilling the dough
Bake time: 10-12 mins

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 stick plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips, or 3/4 cup store-bought mini chocolate chips

Directions
1. Beat butter until creamy.
2. Add in sugar, salt, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
3. Add in cocoa, baking soda, and flour. Mix until combined.
4. Mix in chocolate pieces.
5. Gather dough together into a ball and divide in half.
6. Shape each half into a log that is 1.5’’ in diameter. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate the dough for 3h (or freeze for 1h).
7. To bake: preheat oven to 325F.
8. Slice the dough logs into ½’’ slices. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet (parchment or silicone mat) at least 1’’ apart.
9. Bake 10-12 minutes. Enjoy! SK notes they will not look done at 12 minutes.

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Source: Smitten Kitchen

These easy cookies are chewy on the inside and just a bit crunchy on the outside. They’re basically a flatter, crisper version of a brownie. You can also freeze these cookies and bake them in the future.

Makes about: 30 cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes

Ingredients
½ cup + 2 tbsp room temperature, unsalted butter
1 ½ cups sugar
1 egg
½ cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa (I used natural cocoa)
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar.
3. Mix in egg.
4. Mix in cocoa.
5. Mix in baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until a dough forms.
6. Scoop dough using a tablespoon and form balls. Place balls of dough about 2’’ apart, because these cookies spread quite a bit.
7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes (shorter for softer cookies, longer for crunchier cookies). Alternately, freeze for future use, and adjust the baking time a bit to account for the frozen dough (only a few extra minutes needed).
8. Let cool and enjoy!

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