january: jasmine’s double chocolate cookies

IMG_4198This month’s theme inspired me to bake some early Valentine’s Day treats for K as K will be home on his own for most of February.

We are all headed to Canada next week to visit my parents but because of work commitments, K will only be away for 2 weeks while baby A and I will be in Canada for a month. K and I normally don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day, but given that he is going to be on his own for a couple of weeks I thought that it would be nice for him to have some home-made treats for when he is back in Sydney :)

Chocolate is K’s favorite sweet indulgence! When we go out for dessert, K always orders the chocolate item and he also always makes sure that we have a variety of chocolate treats at home ranging from chocolate fudge ice cream and frozen Sara Lee chocolate cake to bars of dark chocolate and chocolate covered biscuits.


Given how much K loves chocolate, I wanted to make something that was really rich and chocolate-y! These double chocolate cookies are inspired by a chocolate chip cookie recipe that my mom made when we were growing up. The original recipe is for a soft, melt-in-your-mouth type of cookie. These double chocolate cookies have the same texture but are a bit more dense and a lot richer! To the original chocolate chip cookie recipe, I added melted dark chocolate, lots of chocolate chips and shredded coconut.

I hope K enjoys these :)


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