Eloquent chocolate cookies

When words fail me, I resort to communication via baking. These cookies started off as happy-birthday-and-I-miss-you cookies for friends in Chicago, became good-luck-on-midterms cookies for a friend here, and made a quick stop at good-luck-with-big-changes-at-work cookies before settling in at just-because-it’s-Tuesday cookies.

Eloquent chocolate cookies | SucroseAndSpice.com

Eloquent chocolate cookies | SucroseAndSpice.com

It’s amazing what a little chocolate can say, given the opportunity.

And chocolate with a supporting cast of cashews, cranberries, and a little sprinkle of salt? I’ll just say it speaks volumes.

Eloquent chocolate cookies | SucroseAndSpice.com

Eloquent chocolate cookies | SucroseAndSpice.com

Eloquent chocolate cookies | SucroseAndSpice.com

PS—my roommates and I are currently sandwiching these cookies with chocolate ice cream and then also dipping them in milk.

Yeah. House full of geniuses.

 

Chocolate cookies
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Serves: 45 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ c. (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • ½ t. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1½ c. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • ¾ c. cashews, roughly chopped
  • ½ c. dried cranberries
  • Kosher or flaky salt, for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer. Add the vanilla and egg and mix until combined. Add the melted chocolate and beat until mixture lightens in color, about 1 minute.
  3. Mix in the dry ingredients until streaks of flour remain, then add chocolate chips, nuts, and cranberries.
  4. Chill the dough for 2 hours or overnight. Shape into tablespoon-sized balls and top with a sprinkle of salt. Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes.
These glorious cookies are based on these from The Kitchn.