Chocolate Dream Cookies…

by Jamie on February 26, 2009

I first came across this recipe a week or so ago when I was browsing a cooking/baking message board. The author of the post said that the recipe for these cookies came from Williams Sonoma. Many individuals on the board were intrigued by the cookies; posts started popping up professing their love and proclaiming them to be the crème de la crème of chocolate cookies. Well, since I am a baking follower, I had to jump on the bandwagon and try these out myself. As I was making these, the dough looked familiar, but since I was functioning on less than five hours of sleep I could not put my finger on the reason behind the familiarity. I finished the dough and proceeded to use a TBS cookie dough scoop to measure the dough. Using this method, I ended up with 42 average sized cookies. The only substitutions I made to this recipe were that I used ½ cup butter and ½ cup butter flavored shortening and I used mini m&m candies in some of the batches. These cookies baked nicely at 325°F for 10 minutes. Once these came out the oven and cooled, it hit me…these taste and look like Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies! The cookies were consumed in no time and were deemed delicious by a certain cookie monster. Many thanks to Allison for posting this recipe!

Jennifer’s Chocolate Dream Cookies
Yields: 48 medium-sized cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup butter, softened (see my modification above)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used 8 ounces)

Preheat oven to 325°F. Sift together first 4 ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until combined (do not over beat) and fold in chocolate chips.Drop onto parchment-lined cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

leanne February 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Beautiful photos. The cookies look delicious especially with the chocolate chips and m&ms. Funny how the cookies popped up as a William Sonoma recipe.


Cathy February 26, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I was just checking out a few blogs before bed, but now I feel a strange compulsion to head into the kitchen and bake chocolate cookies.


Elyse February 26, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Mmm, these cookies look like a dream (or like they could inspire world peace)! I love a good chocolate cookie, so I can’t wait to try these!


MaryBeth February 26, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Fabulous looking cookies…I love a big gooey chocolate cookie and yours look perfect.


Kristin Joy February 27, 2009 at 3:05 am

Yummy!! Thanks for sharing chocolate dream cookies recipe… Williams Sonoma really offer delicious cookies!!


Jennifer February 27, 2009 at 5:05 am

Those look so rich! YUM!


Leslie February 27, 2009 at 8:11 am

Almost looks like chocolate shortbread! YUM


Debbie February 27, 2009 at 9:15 am

Oh those cookies look good. Going to have to put this in my “to try” folder!!


Ingrid February 27, 2009 at 10:48 am

So which did you think was easier to make & tastier?


Maria February 28, 2009 at 10:08 am

They look dreamy! Maybe I will make these today!


Allison March 6, 2009 at 12:26 am

Hi, Jamie! I just happened to come across this blog post as I was trying to catch up with my Tastespotting RSS feed, which I have been neglecting. Aren’t they delicious? I am glad you tried them and liked them! :-)



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