Easy Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cookies

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Hey there, Gather all your baking buddies today, and let us get ready to whip up some chocolatey magic. These fudgy cookies are a breeze to make and an absolute delight to munch on. They make an amazing tea-time snack or lunchbox item. So, Let’s get started!

Why would you like the recipe?

  • The rich chocolate flavor and fudgy texture create a heavenly taste experience.
  • Add-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, or sprinkles allow you to tailor the cookies to your taste.
  • The recipe is straightforward and doesn’t require complex techniques, making it accessible for novice chefs.
  • These cookies are ready to enjoy in under 20 minutes.
  • Pack them up in a cute box as a thoughtful gift for friends or family.

Ingredients For Chocolate Fudge Cookies

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Icing sugar
  • ⅔ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Optional

Ingredient Notes and Variations

  • Butter: Butter makes your fudge cookies soft and smooth. Use unsalted butter at room temperature.
  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar delivers a rich and intense flavor, and also contributes to the dark color. You can also so use stevia or low-cal sugar alternates, but the recipe works best with brown sugar.
  • Cocoa Powder: Use unsweetened dark cocoa powder. You can also use dark-cooking chocolate. Melt it separately and then add to the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Eggs; Give volume and texture to the cookies.
  • Flour: The best flour for the texture of these cookies is All-purpose flour. You can also go for an almond meal or coconut flour to make your recipe gluten-free. Alternatively, you can look at these gluten-free dessert recipes.
  • Salt: it just adds a pop of flavor. Use only a pinch. Skip if you are using salted butter.
  • Powdered sugar: Powdered sugar gives a frosty appearance to the cookies. You can also use chocolate chips or chopped nuts as the topping.

Things You’ll Need

How to Make Easy Chocolate Fudge Cookies?

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Servings: Makes about 18 cookies

Step one: Making the Butter mixture

Use a heavy-duty saucepan and melt butter in it.

Remove from heat. Add that dark chocolate cocoa powder and brown sugar. Indulging, isn’t it?

Stir thoroughly until well blended. Set aside to cool it down.

Step two: Form the dough

When the mixture is cool, add the eggs and mix well until all the ingredients are well combined.

Now, add flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold in the mixture so that the air bubbles do not break.

Vanilla Dream: Stir in that vanilla extract. It’s like adding a splash of happiness!

Let the cookie dough chill in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes. It’s like a cookie spa day.

Step three: Scoop ‘n’ Bake

 Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, drop a spoonful of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Coat all the cookies with powdered sugar to form a nice white coating.

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Slide those refrigerated cookies into the preheated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes. The edges should be set, but the centers will still be a bit soft.

Once they’re out of the oven, let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. This is the hard part – waiting!

Step four: Serve

Decorate (or Just Eat!): You can jazz these up with extra chocolate chips, nuts, or sprinkles while they’re still warm. Or just skip straight to the part where you devour them.

Grab a cookie, take a big bite, and let the chocolatey fudgy happiness engulf you. You did it! You baked awesome cookies!

Storage and freezing

Here’s how to store, refrigerate, and freeze those delicious Easy Chocolate Fudge Cookies.

Storage

  • Keep your fudge cookies in an airtight container.
  • Store them at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.

Refrigeration

  • If you want them to last longer, put the cookies in an airtight container.
  • Store them in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks.
  • Before eating, let them sit at room temperature for a bit to regain their yummy texture.

Freezing

  • To keep them for an even longer time, freezing is the way to go.
  • Lay the cookies flat on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour.
  • Once they’re slightly firm, place them in an airtight container or freezer bag.
  • Add parchment paper between layers to avoid sticking.
  • They can stay in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
  • When you’re ready to enjoy them, let them thaw at room temperature or gently reheat them in the oven for a fresh-baked feel.

Remember, whether you’re storing, refrigerating, or freezing, the taste might not change too much, but the texture could be a bit different. So, keep them cozy and enjoy your chocolatey delights whenever you’re in the mood! ????????????

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Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Best Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Adalynn Ward
Gather all your baking buddies today, and let us get ready to whip up some chocolatey magic. These chocolate fudge cookies are a breeze to make and an absolute delight to munch on.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 15 Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Icing sugar
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Optional

How to Make?

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. You can do this in the microwave or on the stove using a gentle heat method. Mix until smooth.
  • Add brown sugar and cocoa powder to the mixture. Remove from heat and mix well.
  • Allow this mix to cool for a while. When it is cooled, add eggs.
  • Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix with the chocolate mixture gently until you have a fudgy dough.
  • If you’re patient enough, let the dough chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. It helps with shaping.
  • Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a lined baking sheet. Coat with powdered sugar as icing. Leave some space between them. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The edges should be set, but the center should still be soft.
  • Cool and Enjoy: Let them cool on the baking sheet for a bit, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Add optional add-ins while they’re warm if you want. Enjoy your homemade chocolate fudge cookies!

Expert Tips

Tips: Customize these cookies by adding chocolate chips, nuts, or sprinkles before baking. They’re extra scrumptious when warm!
There you go, your simple recipe card for delicious Easy Chocolate Fudge Cookies. Happy baking and even happier munching! ????????????

Nutrition

Serving: 15CookiesCalories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 39IUCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
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