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Milk’s Ooey-Gooey Double-Chocolate Cookies

There’s an amazing bakery/restaurant a couple of miles from my apartment (and also directly across the street from my former Weight Watchers meeting location, how cruel) called Milk [1]. They serve all sorts of salads and sandwiches, but what they do best are desserts, specifically ice cream treats and cookies. My favorite is their coffee toffee crunch ice cream sandwich–a huge scoop of their homemade coffee toffee crunch ice cream sandwiched between enormous Parisian macarons. And if I ever become successful at making macarons, you better believe I’ll put ice cream between them.

In the meantime, I decided to give another Milk favorite a try. These cookies live up to their name–they’re ooey, gooey, and very, very chocolatey. Unfortunately, mine came out kinda ugly and looking absolutely nothing like the ones at the store or in the picture, but they taste pretty damn good and will satisfy any chocolate craving! I’m not a milk drinker, but these cookies were so rich they were screaming “drink milk!” to me. I also think eating them warm with ice cream would suffice too (you can get them like that at the shop).

Photos of the process here [2]. Also, I doubled the recipe because I’m bringing them to a party.

1/4 pound (4 ounces) unsweetened chocolate
4 tablespoons ( 1/2 stick) butter
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound bittersweet chocolate (chunks or chips)


  1. In a bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt the unsweetened chocolate and butter. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a fork, combine the eggs, vanilla and sugar. Mix just until incorporated and set aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients and mix just until combined, then stir in the bittersweet chocolate.
  5. Cover the batter with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to chill thoroughly. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Divide the dough into 18 portions. Grease your hands (to prevent the dough from sticking) and shape the portions into balls. Place the balls on a greased, parchment-lined sheet pan, leaving 2 to 3 inches between each.
  7. Bake until the edges of the cookies are just set and the center is still soft, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Place the cookies, still on the parchment, on a rack and cool completely before serving. They will be very soft.

Yields 18 cookies.

Recipe adapted from Milk, via the LA Times [3].