I've been ambitious lately and have taken to drinking hot water with lemon, honey, and cayenne pepper in the evening as I read, watch a TV show, or edit photos. But as I write this and sip my "health" concoction, it is evident that I have added too much cayenne to this and my mouth is truly on fire. I'm not sure why I thought this was a good idea...
Anyways, I just watched the latest episode of Girls and loved it! Does anyone else watch that show? I sort of have a love/hate relationship with it but this season so far as been one of the best yet, in my opinion. I watched a couple of the earlier seasons and hated all of the characters and how narcissistic and miserable they were, but I guess that is kind of the point of the show. Even though it's received criticism for not being diverse, I do think that it's poking fun at the lives of so many young millennial living in New York City, and I'm going to be sad when it's over.
This week is kind of quiet for me, which is well needed because I need to catch up on apartment related things (ie. cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, and filing my taxes. ugh). I just finished Gilmore Girls, well the first seven seasons, last night and I have all of the feelings! I cried during the last two episodes, which is embarrassing, but I couldn't believe it was coming to an end!! I am still collecting my thoughts so will share them soon. Also, next move is watching the Year in the Life!
If you know me well, then you know that chocolate is one of my vices. I truly don't think I could live without it. What makes a chocolate chip cookie even better? MORE CHOCOLATE!!! These babies were super chocolate-ly and kind of like a combo between a cookie and brownie - the best of both worlds!
Heat oven to 375° F. Sift flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. Mix together chocolate chips in a small bowl. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed until well mixed and light. Scrape down the sides and add one egg. Mix until even and add second egg. Scrape down the sides. Add vanilla and continue mixing until smooth.
Add the sifted flour and cocoa mixture in parts, not adding next part until it is evenly mixed. When you get to the final batch of flour, add the chocolate chips, even if they will get a bit crushed. Mix until there's barely a trace of flour visible.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form batter into 2 oz. balls and about 2 inches apart on the pan. Sprinkle with maldon salt. Place sheet in the oven and bake until they're brown and crispy on the outer border and raw in the very middle (8 to 10 minutes). Remove from oven and let cool on rack.
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cups regular semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup large bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, tightly packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Flaky maldon salt