Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Ganache
Author: Lori
Prep time: 1 hour 30 mins
Cook time: 7 mins
Total time: 1 hour 37 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 package¬†(4 ounce bar) unsweetened bakers chocolate
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 package (4 ounce bar)¬†semi-sweet bakers chocolate
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Break the unsweetened chocolate bar into pieces; add the unsweetened chocolate and butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well, then microwave for an additional 60 seconds until the butter is completely melted. Stir until smooth. (Stove top instructions: heat the butter and unsweetened chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often until the butter is completely melted.)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and the melted butter and chocolate mixture.
  3. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour until firm.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place at least 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake the cookies for 6-7 minutes at 350 degrees, just until set. The sides should be set but the top still shiny.
  8. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool the cookies completely to room temperature.
  9. To make the chocolate ganache frosting, chop the semi-sweet bakers chocolate bar into small chunks; place the chocolate in a small mixing bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy whipping cream over medium heat just until it begins to simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chopped semi-sweet chocolate and let it stand
Notes
These cookies are perfect for the holidays, or any time of year. It does take a bit of time to prepare the dough as it needs to chill, but otherwise is fairly easy. The frosting is a simple chocolate ganache.
I use Bakers Chocolate, but a generic brand of baking chocolate is just fine too.
Recipe by A Cowboy's Wife at https://acowboyswife.com/chocolate-cookies-with-chocolate-ganache/