Introduction: Crunchy Chocolate Cookies of DOOM! ~ a Jurney Into the Heart of Darkness

Do you like chocolate? I mean do you really like chocolate? Then these are the cookies for you.

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

Here you will find all the ingredients needed for our descent into the heart of dark chocolatey deliciousness.

The dry goods

  • 1 tbsp(8g) cinnamon(not pictured)
  • 2 cups(200g) all purpose flower
  • 1 1/2(300g) cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder(I used the special dark variety)
  • 1/4 tsp(1.5g) salt
  • 3/4 tsp(3g) baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of cocoa nibs

The wet goods

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup(118ml) milk
  • 1 cup(227g) of butter softened
  • 1 tbsp(15ml) vanilla extract

Tools

  • Oven
  • Cookie sheet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer or a lot of commitment and strong arms
  • Whisk
  • Cooling rack
  • Silicon baking mats or parchment paper.

Step 2: The Mixening

Now is the time that was foretold of a time of much darkness. As prophesied preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit(177c). The mixening is upon us.

Set aside the Cocoa nibs. Then combine the remaining dry goods in a mixing bowl using a whisk to incorporate them. Your mix should be a pretty dull grey once everything is thoroughly combined. Once you have the dry goods mixed. Dump all of the wet goods into the bowl of your stand mixer or a separate mixing bowl and cream them together.

Now that the wet goods are looking creamy slowly incorporate the mixed dry goods. By now you should have an almost black sticky dough. You will want to add a half cup of the cocoa nibs to this mix setting aside the remainder for the next step.

Step 3: Time to Bakeand Cool

Using your hands take about a ping pong or golf ball sized hunk of black dough from the mixer. Then dip what will become the top of the cookie in cocoa nibs. Finally place it along with its' friends on to your baking sheet leaving some room between them non nibbed side down and get ready to put them in the oven.

(Now if you are like me your oven has realized it is ides of March and it is time to betray you so there is now the optional step of fixing your oven handle so you can open the oven door. Yay!)

Once you have repaired your oven go ahead and bake the cookies for 15 minutes. When the timer goes off remove your cookies from the oven and place them on a cooling rack.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Cookies!

Now that the cookies have cooled to the point where you won't burn your mouth the time has come to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Thank you for reading this instructable. I hope you enjoy the cookies as much as I do.

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