As a pastry chef, I have tried countless recipes for chocolate cookies. I haven't found another cookie that is better than this. They can be made without using a mixer. No need to exercise self-control - enjoy them with reckless abandon!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and butter. Heat for 1 minute at full power, stir and then continue to heat at 20 second intervals, stirring between each until chocolate has melted. Set aside to cool slightly.

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  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla and sugar briskly until thick and pale, this may take a few minutes. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt; whisk into the batter just until blended. Fold in the nuts, remaining chocolate chips and raisins. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly. Scoop out heaping tablespoonfuls of dough and roll them into balls. Place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets and flatten slightly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until slightly puffed and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Set the baking sheet on a cooling rack to cool. Cookies will firm up as they cool.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 22 mg sodium. 14.7 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
Sinfully delicious chocolatey goodness. The best way to describe this incredibly rich chocolate cookie is like a truffle but it is a cookie. The outside gets a delicate thin crisp shell with the inside keeping an incredible softness that melts in your mouth like fudge. I covered and kept my extra baked cookies in the fridge and the next day they still had this consistency. The batter is very loose until well chilled (you need more than an hour) and then is able to be worked with as instructed (I chilled mine overnight). Don't overbake... cookies will set up. I didn't have dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder which is acid-neutralized and used Hershey's natural unsweetened which was still good. The nut chips and raisin combination perfectly compliment one another and there isn't anything I would change for this recipe except to double it to make more more more!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2017
I think the time in the oven was too long. Will try them again and adjust cooking time. Other people enjoyed them! Read More
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
Sinfully delicious chocolatey goodness. The best way to describe this incredibly rich chocolate cookie is like a truffle but it is a cookie. The outside gets a delicate thin crisp shell with the inside keeping an incredible softness that melts in your mouth like fudge. I covered and kept my extra baked cookies in the fridge and the next day they still had this consistency. The batter is very loose until well chilled (you need more than an hour) and then is able to be worked with as instructed (I chilled mine overnight). Don't overbake... cookies will set up. I didn't have dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder which is acid-neutralized and used Hershey's natural unsweetened which was still good. The nut chips and raisin combination perfectly compliment one another and there isn't anything I would change for this recipe except to double it to make more more more!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
Sinfully delicious chocolatey goodness. The best way to describe this incredibly rich chocolate cookie is like a truffle but it is a cookie. The outside gets a delicate thin crisp shell with the inside keeping an incredible softness that melts in your mouth like fudge. I covered and kept my extra baked cookies in the fridge and the next day they still had this consistency. The batter is very loose until well chilled (you need more than an hour) and then is able to be worked with as instructed (I chilled mine overnight). Don't overbake... cookies will set up. I didn't have dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder which is acid-neutralized and used Hershey's natural unsweetened which was still good. The nut chips and raisin combination perfectly compliment one another and there isn't anything I would change for this recipe except to double it to make more more more!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2010
As a cookie...maybe but as a brownie....Perfection!!! crusty yummy outside; fudgey soft chewy inside. I put dough in a small baking dish and baked it for about 25 minutes and they are sensational. Chocolate overload heaven! Definitely making the double batch next time. I can hardly keep my hands out of the pan so my girls can have some when they get home from school! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2008
For a chocoholic family this recipe meets the criteria of very very chocolatey. However after chilling one hour the dough was quite sticky to work with. When baked they were a more "cakey" style cookie. I prefer something crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This cookie is soft all the way with a tendancy to be crumbly. I still gave this four stars simply because of the uber "chocolatey" flavor. The texture left me feeling that something was missing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2010
If you are a chocoholic you will love these cookies! I omitted both the nuts and raisins however. The recipe suggests parchment paper but I strongly recommend it. I made the first batch having sprayed Pam on my cookie sheet and the cookies splat because of the grease and were very flat. The next batch I placed on parchment paper and these looked like totally different cookies. By the way one recipe makes a dozen cookies. I am thinking that next time I may stir in mini nonpareils instead of the chips. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2008
I loved them but would leave out the raisins next time for my dh's sake. The dough is like brownie batter and when chilled overnight it was too hard to scoop yet when softer is sticky to work with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2010
Unbelievable!! Best chocolate cookie I ever ate. I'm so glad you posted this recipe. I made it exactly as you said and they came out perfect. They do spread and they are very soft and gooey but if you put them in the fridge for a bit they are wonderful!! I like my chocolate on the chilled side anyway and these cookies are perfect for that. Wonderful... thank you!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2010
Oh yeah these are good- my friend and I made recipe as is- less the raisens- and LOVED it. Mmm Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
The only thing wrong with this recipe is that it makes so few cookies. The batter went together well and baked up well. Even at high altitude 14 minutes was the perfect baking time. The only thing I did different was to use chocolate chunks instead of chips because I like encountering big chunks of chocolate in my cookies. The first tray I forgot to flatten the balls but in the end I liked the way that tray came out better than when I flattened them just a little. I'm still debating whether or not to include the raisins next time I make these - they provide an interesting surprise in the cookies and in the final analysis I think I like that. This is a great recipe a real keeper. I will be making it again and definitely doubling it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
This cookie is sinful! No diet this week.......... The baking time you need to keep to too long in the oven makes for a cakey crumbly cookie.......this one is a keeper for the holiday gifts! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2017
I think the time in the oven was too long. Will try them again and adjust cooking time. Other people enjoyed them! Read More