Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Tender, fluffy chocolate cookies are studded with semisweet chocolate chips for an easy cookie that is sure to impress. Perfect for your holiday cookie tray or just a casual get-together!

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Christmas cookie season is quickly approaching and I couldn't be more excited! I've been browsing local bakeries, Pinterest and my dreams for inspiration, scrawling notes about flavor combinations on any piece of paper I can get my hands on and planning my holiday baking schedule for a few weeks now. Get ready for some fire recipes coming at you this month!

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These particular cookies weren't planned for anything in particular. No, they were a spontaneous result of jet lag that left me lying awake in bed at 5 AM on a Thursday, unable to lull myself back to sleep. When insomnia strikes, make cookies and go to the gym! It's really the only viable option.

Now, these dreamy chocolate pillows were the perfect treat for the office - I felt like the most popular girl in school, getting visitors all day. Surely there for my sparkling personality, wit and unending modesty. The cookies were just a bonus.

If you want to make these extra festive, give 'em a roll in some powdered sugar before they go into the oven! You'll be left with perfect snowballs that will look incredible on your holiday cookie tray. There's a lot of baking to do - better start now!

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Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

To make these cookies, you will need:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 t baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

First, preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until fully combined. Set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together your flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, working gently just until no streaks of flour remain. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Line a baking sheet with Silpat and scoop out the cookies dough in balls of 2 tablespoons. Bake 10-11 minutes, just until set - they may still seem a little wet, which is fine! Remove from the oven and let cool completely, then dive in.

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Don't get me wrong, I love sleeping, but I'd sacrifice an hour or two of shuteye any day if it's either sleep or these cookies. And I may be doing just that as the busy holiday season approaches. Who wants to come over and taste test?!

XOXO,
Jesse