Layered Chocolate Chip Cookies
Multiple layers of bittersweet chocolate shards, dark brown sugar and four egg yolks make for thick, out of this world chocolate chip cookies!
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 16 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert, Cookies
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup dark-brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 large egg yolks, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 salt
- 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into thin shards with a serrated knife
- Coarse sugar, for dusting (optional)
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolks and vanilla and mix to combine.
- In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add flour mixture and mix till just combined, scraping down sides of bowl if needed
- Divide dough into three equal portions. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap and flatten slightly. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375º.
- Unwrap one portion of chilled dough and place on a lightly floured work surface. Roll into a rectangle less than an inch thick. Sprinkle with half the chocolate. Roll out the second portion of dough to a similar size and use to top the chocolate coated layer. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate and top with the last portion of dough, rolled out to a similar size as the former portions.
- Lightly dust the cookie dough with flour and gently roll out dough to a rectangle, about 1½ inches thick. Using a 2-inch-round cutter, cut out rounds of dough. Place on prepared baking sheets about 3 inches apart and sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired. Pat any scraps together gently and cut more rounds of dough.
- Bake until cookies are set, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool for a few minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s website.