Chocolate~Chocolate Chip & Raspberry Bits Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 T vanilla extract + 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
2 1/4 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa (I used Cocoa Rouge)
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
3/4 cup Raspberry Jammy Bits
Preheat oven to 350F-degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a stand mixer, using a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together for 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides between the additions.
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and use a whisk to combine. Add to the batter and mix on low speed, at first, then when incorporated, mix on medium for 1 minute.
Add the mini chips and raspberry bits and mix to "just" combine. Use a 1/4-cup scoop to measure out the dough onto the lined baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to set for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a baking rack to cool completely. Makes about 24 3-inch cookies.
The rich, soft centers of chocolate with the hint of raspberry is a perfect combination and I can already feel a calmness while I enjoy my cookie with a glass of milk (although a glass of wine would have been nice too!) and pick up my knitting.
Treat yourself to a sweet reward for all you do...Enjoy!