For this month’s Baketogether, the lovely Abby Dodge offered us “Irene cookies” in honour of the guest who overstayed her welcome at Abby’s house last month. Abby promised that “one bite of this cookie and filling is all you’ll need to help you assuage the burden of #Irene.. or whatever else ails you!” Basically they are double chocolate cookies, which means there is a double dose of chocolate (cocoa and chocolate) in the actual cookies themselves. I’m not sure how the chemistry works in these but they are the chewiest chocolate cookies I have had in a long time – I am a “chewy” rather than “crunchy” person when it comes to cookies so these were perfect for me!
4 ounces (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) natural, unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy
3 large eggs
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F.
Line 2 or more cookie sheets with parchment or non-stick baking liners.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk until well blended.
In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar and cocoa powder. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat on medium speed until well blended, about 4 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and the beater.
Add the eggs, one at a time mixing until blended after each addition. Add the vanilla along with the last egg.
Continue mixing on medium until well blended, about 1 minute. Add the cooled, melted chocolate and mix until just blended, about 30 seconds.
Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until the mixture is well blended, about 1 minute.
Using a 2 tablespoon mini ice-cream scoop, shape the dough into balls and arrange about 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake, one sheet at a time, until the cookies are puffed and tops are cracked and look dry, about 11 to 13 minutes.
When the cookies are just out from the oven, make a small, deep well in the center of the cookies using the rounded side of a 1/2 teaspoon measure or the end of a thick handled wooden spoon.
Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
Fill the cookies and serve immediately or cover and keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month before filling and serving.
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Verdict? Completely awesome. Even a few days later they tasted great! I will be making these again.
39 thoughts on “Abby Dodge’s double chocoate mousse cookies with marshmallow clouds for Baketogether”
Yes, these are repeats, to be sure: love the chewy-ness. Also, they weren’t too sweet.
I think a nice glass of Port would suit better than the milk, but…
How cute, these look so delicious! 🙂
Who could resist a mousse cookie???? Certainly not anyone in this household!
Ahem, nor ours!
These are so great! Mousse cookie!? Where do I sign up?? 😛
🙂 They are special, for sure!
I am a chewy person too! I would love those. I love the sound of marshmallow clouds too.
So many chewy fans!
These are so stinkin’ cute! LOVE the filling!
Yup they are pretty cute!
I always look forward to your submissions so much! Just delicious looking
great series of photographs! Thank you so much for being such an active part of eRecipecards. We have your page set up with all of your submissions and they look terrific!
Thanks again, Dave
How gorgeous- I’m still a little traumatised by last time I tried to make marshmallow fluff. Never encountered a stickier substance in my life. But you’ve given me faith…
Yes its definitely sticky!!!
Gorgeous little cookies. Would love them by the dozen! I’m with you in that I prefer a chewy cookie to a crisp one.
Yay for chewey!
These are too cute. LOVE the marshmallow cloud filling for macarons. Absolute heaven!
Oh it is indeed!
Mousse cookies with marshmallow topping?! I’m sold! These sound fabulous!
What’s not to love!
Ohh…yes. I prefer the chewy over crunchy too 🙂
And when they are still delicious days after making, that’s a sure sign of an extra special cookie. They look lovely!
Yes these are ones I will be making again and again!
Yum! These cookies look amazing. I need to give them a shot… Love the marshmallow clouds, too!
🙂 I think you would like these!
I’m totally a chewy cookie person too.. and chocolate cookies are the best when they have coco powder in them. I’ll have to check these out
These are so easy!
These look so, so fantastic. I am captivated by the name, picture, description AND ingredients.
I know, right – you cannot go wrong!
Wow. These sound amazing.
Very very good!
I love chewy cookies. I love chocolate cookies. These look amazing!!
These are keepers!
Yum! But shouldn’t someone who overstayed their welcome forfeit the right to have something delicious named after them?
Ah yes, I never thought about it like that!
haha… they look like popping eyeballs. 🙂 So cute
Well now you mention it they would be great for Hallowe’en!