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Major Chocolate Cookies

February 17, 2013

That’s the first title I could think of for these cookies.  It also made me think of this:

“Major Chocolate Cookies”

Oh, How I Met Your Mother.  How I love you.  But damn it—can’t you just tell us who the mother is already????

Anyway, these chocolate cookies ARE major.  In fact, when I was trying to figure out how I wanted to describe them, all I kept thinking was that they’re good.  Like, really good.  Really, really, really good.

You can tell that I teach creative writing for a living, right?  That grasp of descriptive language is why they pay me the big bucks.

Anyway, again—these cookies are good.  Not just good…like, gooooooooood.  You know the kind of good I’m talking about.

God, if I had me for a student, I would hate me.

Anyway, instead of writing the word “good” fifty more times, I’ll just give you the recipe.  That way you can bake them yourself, and see how good moist, batter-y, salty, sweet, and chocolate-y they are. 

Chocolate Date Cookies

2 cups plus 2 tbsp. flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup butter (1.5 sticks) (divided)

4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

4 pitted dates, chopped

1 cup mini-chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 325

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.  Whisk to combine.  Set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine baking chocolate and 1/2 stick butter.  Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted completely. Set aside.

In a standing mixer, cream together sugars and butter.  Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.  Beat until fluffy.  Add dates and melted butter/chocolate, and beat for another minute.  Slowly add flour mixture in intervals, mixing in between to combine.  Once all of the flour has been added and batter is combined, remove from mixer and fold in chocolate chips.

Drop by the tbsp. onto ungreased cookie sheets, and cook for 10-12 minutes.  Do not over-bake!

Sometimes you can tell just by looking at a batter that the cookie is going to be good:


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…this was one of those times.

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Final cookies:




We brought these to a friend’s birthday party this weekend, and they were a major hit.

“Major Hit.”

Hope you’ve had a good weekend. Winking smile

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2013 3:27 pm

    They do look GOOOOOOD! Chocolatey amazingness right there.

  2. February 18, 2013 5:38 am

    these look MAJORLY amazing! yum

  3. March 1, 2013 4:16 pm

    You always make the best references. I love HIMYM about as much as I love reading your blog! A lot!

    Thanks so much for the great recipes and hilarious stories!

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