These soft chocolate cookies have a little spicy kick to them. You will love the subtle, unique flavor in these soft chocolate cookies.
It’s been raining and raining here in Utah. Which drives me crazy.
Nothing against rain, I don’t mind rain, and I basically live in the desert, so we’re always happy for the moisture, but it makes the skies so grey. After a couple days of grey skies, I’m basically ready to flee the state. I would never make it, living in Seattle or Portland. The grey skies would suck out my soul.
Fortunately for me, there is chocolate therapy. It’s a real thing, right?
Sometimes I use these fudge Brownie Cookies to quell the chocolate cravings, but today I wanted something with a little kick to it. I couldn’t get these Double Chocolate Cookies out of my head, mainly because of the one ingredient that makes them so different. One surprising little spice makes these cookies unique and memorable.
That secret little spice is… drumroll… cloves.
Cloves are not just for Christmas cookies and fake cigarettes, y’all. You can use cloves all year long!
Did you know cloves are super healthy? They have this chemical in them called eugenol, which can help prevent toxicity from some environmental pollutants, plus it has some anti-bacterial and anesthetic qualities. Cloves are even known to fight cancer. Do you get the ramifications of this?! Adding cloves to your cookies makes them healthy! (-ish)
That makes this the most delicious “health” cookie ever.
This gives me one more excuse to make them again. As if I needed one.
Originally, I used white chocolate chips in this cookie, which is really the way to go. Today, I was out of white chips, so I doubled up the chocolate and used good ol’ semi-sweet chips. Either way, I think you’ll be happy.
Want more? Try these chocolate cookies!
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Melt butter and bittersweet chips in the microwave, in 30-second intervals, stirring between each.
- In a large bowl, cream eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture and mix well.
- Add salt, soda, and flour, and mix until combined.
- Gently mix in chocolate chips.
- Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 9-11 minutes.