Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Cookies | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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These chocolate fudge cookies by Joy of Baking are out of this world. It is seriously delicious and addicting. The inside is soft and fudgy and has a shiny, cracked surface, which is different from all the cookies I have tried before. It also has this deep chocolate flavor that you will absolutely love and enjoy. I couldn’t count how many pieces I had eaten when I first made this recipe at home.


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This old cookie recipe is also known as chocolate rads. The batter has one pound of melted dark chocolate, and each cookie is packed with chocolate chips and nuts. This is an absolute treat for all the chocolate lovers out there. It’s easy to make and perfect for sharing, as it makes about 26 cookies.

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Easy Chocolate Fudge Cookies Ingredients

  • 1 cup of pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of cake or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of instant espresso powder or instant coffee powder (optional)
  • 1 pound of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter (diced)
  • 1 3/4 cups of granulated white sugar
  • 4 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips


How to Make Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 350F, then place the rack in the center.

Step 2:

Spread the pecans or walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes or until lightly brown or fragrant. Once done, let them cool, then chop coarsely.

Step 3:

Sift or whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and instant espresso powder (if using).

Step 4:

Add the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and melt until smooth using the double boiler method. Once done, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 5:

In a bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar and eggs for about 5 minutes until it becomes thick. Alternatively, you can use a hand mixer.

Step 6:

Beat in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla extract. Next, add the flour mixture and fold until just combined.

Step 7:

Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate until just firm for about 30 to 60 minutes.

Easy Chocolate Fudge Cookies Ingredients
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Step 8:

Preheat the oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 9:

Place about 1/4 cup of the cookie batter onto the prepared cookie sheet. Space them a few inches apart. Press the batter to form a 3-inch round cookie using your moist fingers.

How to Make Chocolate Fudge Cookies
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Step 10:

Bake them for about 10 to 12 minutes or until just set around the edges. Once done, place the baking sheet on a wire rack and let them cool for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Cookies Recipe

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