These cookies go out to a special birthday lady — you know who you are! And they're coming to a mailbox near you someday very soon.
The rest of you will have to make these for yourselves. But hey, they're super easy — as long as you heed the recipe's advice to let the dough chill for an hour before baking. I didn't, at first, and yeah... my first batch came out really flat and way too soft. I guess recipes are there for a reason, ha.
These cookies are super soft and melty hot off the oven... just the way good cookies should be. They stay nice and soft later, too. I think it's all the smooth dark cocoa powder in there. Hop on over to the recipe I used here. I followed it to the letter. But if you're feeling sassy... experiment with it. Add chocolate chips! Add a hint of mint! I totally will if I make these again. Also... use less butter... like a stick less? 2 1/2 sticks felt like a lot to me. But these are your cookies. Go wild.