Instagram Worthy Besfren Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
 
Ingredients
For the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  • 4⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) butter flavored shortening
  • 1 ½ cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces mini chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces chocolate chunks, reserve 4 ounces
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips, reserve 4 ounces
For the Chocolate Cookie Dough:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips
Instructions
To make the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  1. Whisk flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt together, set aside. Cream butter, shortening, and sugars on medium speed, scraping occasionally, until combined and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Scrape bowl, add eggs and vanilla. With mixer on low gradually add dry-mixture. Add in chocolate chips. Set aside.
To make the Chocolate Cookie Dough:
  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside. Cream butter and sugar on medium speed, scraping occasionally, until combined and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Scrape bowl, add egg and vanilla. With mixer on low gradually add dry-mixture. Add in white chocolate chips. Set aside.
To assemble and bake the Stuffed Besfren Style Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  1. Lay out parchment paper. Use a ⅓ cup dry measure to scoop the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. With your hands, flatten the dough portions into evenly flat disks. Scoop 1 ½ tablespoons of Chocolate Dough, forming them into disks that are smaller than the other dough. Lay Chocolate Dough-disk on top of the Triple Chocolate Chip Dough. Fold the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough around the Chocolate Dough, ensuring that the Chocolate dough isn't poking through. Place seam side down, flattening the ball into the shape of a hockey puck. Chill for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., line baking sheets with parchment paper. Place cookies 2-inches apart. Bake cookies for 9 minutes. Remove from oven, press reserve chocolate chips and chocolate chunks onto each cookie. For a Instagram worthy cookie, apply the chocolate chips tip side down. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until it's slightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
Recipe by Layer Cake Parade at http://layercakeparade.com/besfren-chocolate-chip-cookies/