The one thing that must not ever run out in my house is cookies. When a batch is nearing its end, a very serious discussion of what should be baked next starts brewing. Opinions are divided. He’ll want a regular favorite, I want to experiment. Needless to say, the talk is academic. It is of course I who gets to decide.
To replenish the cookie jar, I’m baking these simple-to-make double chocolate rum mousse cookies.
I was extremely happy when the #baketogether team decided to do cookies this month. The original recipe is by Abby Dodge and I’ve opted for a minimal adaptation. Just a dash of Rum and Coconut make these thin and chewy cookies memorable.
Double Chocolate Rum Mousse Cookies
Author: Minimally Adapted from Abby Dodge
Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
- 1⅓ (6 ounces) all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon table salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1⅓ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup (1½ ounces) natural, unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy
- 3 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon coconut extract
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into 3 pieces
- 11/2 tablespoon dark rum
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Line 2 or more cookie sheets with parchment or non-stick baking liners.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and cocoa powder, about 4 minutes.
- Add the eggs, one at a time mixing until blended after each addition.
- Add the vanilla and coconut extract along with the last egg. Continue mixing on medium until well blended, about 1 minute.
- Add the cooled, melted chocolate and mix until just blended, about 30 seconds. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until the mixture is well blended, about 1 minute.
- Using a 2 tablespoon mini ice-cream scoop, shape the dough into balls and arrange about 1½ inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake, one sheet at a time, until the cookies are puffed and tops are cracked and look dry, about 11 to 13 minutes. When the cookies are just out from the oven, make a small, deep well in the center of the cookies using the rounded side of a ½ teaspoon measure or the end of a thick handled wooden spoon.
- Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes then transfer them to a rack to cool completely. Fill the cookies and serve immediately or cover and keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month before filling and serving.
- Melt the chocolate and the butter in the microwave stirring with a rubber spatula until smooth.
- Add the dark rum and set aside until cool and slightly thickened.
- Scrap the chocolate mixture into a small zip-top heavy duty plastic bag (alternately, use a pastry bag fit with a small plain tip). Snip off a small piece of one corner and pipe the chocolate mixture into the wells of the cooled cookies. Set aside until chocolate firms up, about 1 hour.
- Serve immediately or cover and keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
46 Responses to Double Chocolate Rum Mousse Cookies #baketogether
wow that is such a scrumptious cookie An. Beautiful, to say the least
oh my ! these look so sinful :D id like a whole box of these ;-)
Ooooh I still have to make this for the Bake Together and yours have me really wanting to bake them today! Wow perfect and scrumptious! I love this bake together!
That is so scrumptious looking! Devilish cookies.
Such yummy cookies… Chocolate and rum!!!
So crisp and cute looking cookies..and what wonderful ingredients to go in it!
So pretty! Hope I can make it on time for this month’s bake together…
Academic discussion! Ha!
These look absolutely divine!
Love this cookie! Delicious!
I never heard of coconut extract before . Now, I need to look for it. I always use vanilla but this would such a diff flavor!
I still want to make some truer to Abby’s recipe but thanks for the rum idea…yes, so up my cookie alley!
Ooh…I bet the rum and coconut gave these cookies a tropical flavor. I’m sure your other cookie-eating half is not complaining, they look fab!
So interesting all the different variations on this cookie – not in flavour but in texture. Love the flavours in these!
Booz, mousse & chocolate?! Crazy good! That cookie in the first pic just pops!! Love it. Academic discussion over cookies, eh?! :) Love you girlie! :)
Chocolate cookies and mousse combined together – yum!!! What a great combination!
Rum + coconut + chocolate = yum. I’m glad Abby selected a cookie recipe this time. I don’t bake cookies very often and this forced me to change my routine. I like your photos a lot!
These cookies look and sound amazing! Would love to try it soon.
I would love to replenish my cookie jar with these scrumptious chocolate delights! I love the ingredient list: rum, chocolate, and coconut extract are some of my favorites. And butter, of course.
What a wonderful paring of flavor as and textures! We’ll have to replenish our cookie jar with these next time!
I think these guys just might be OMG good!! I love all the ingredients, you done a great job on these guys!
I’m quit the opposite. I love cookies, but don’t have them in my house (anymore). They tend to lay around and turn old so I have to through them out. Maybe I need to start making homemade cookies in smaller batches. This recipe looks like a good start! Thank you for sharing!
Oh boy – this blog will be my death. Sweet, sugary, delicious death! :) These cookies look amazing!
And these have coconut extract, too??? Amazing cookies! I will definitely bake up a batch for my chocoholics!
I missed this the first time and I was on Abby Dodge’s site and saw pictures of these but could not find the recipe! Thanks so much for pulling this out of your archives-yum!
If I had cookies in the house all the time I would be in rough shape! and so would my waistline haha. These look fabulous though, Love the little creamy surprise in the middle!
These are gorgeous! Love the icing stripes.
I would take these in my cookie jar any day!
Mmmm! As huge chocolate lovers we have to say, they look amazing!!!
We’re exactly the same way! Only I’ll add that after like 3 days, any cookies leftover (if there are any) go in the trash to make room for a fresh batch. It’s a sickness…
MMMM! These cookies look so moist and full of chocolately flavor! The best kind :)
chocolate, cookie, mousse, and rum…This sounds like one heck of a cookie!
MMMM, looks delicious!
Another delicious mouth watering cookies. like the touch of rum!
Mmm these cookies look so delicious… especially the center! Beautiful photos!
Any recipe with rum in it is a friend of mine – lol. Seriously, those cookies look perfect!
I have some kind of addiction with cookies, I can’t stop eating it.
This recipe looks wonderful.
Do you know if we can freeze them? Asking bcause I used to make a lot and kept on the freeze to bake it when I’m needed of sweet.
Cookies are the most wonderful thing. I thought I had a problem for a while and I really cut back on my cookie intake. It didn’t make me a happy person. Now I don’t think it is a problem at all. These look beautiful and tasty!
Oh my, these look fabulous!! Love that chocolate in the middle and of course, the rum!
Did you just mention rum, mousse and double chocolate? And all of that in a cookie? These look fabulous!
These look SO good–I would love some for an afternoon snack!
NOT SINGLE, BUT DOUBLE! Double up the chocolate on anything and I’m there! These cookies look amazeballs.
I would never want these to run out!
Having an endless supply of cookies is always a good thing…except for my waistline. My husband is more of a classic kind of guy and doesn’t like it when I experiment, especially when a batch doesn’t work out so well. They looks so good. I want to stick my finger into the mousse blob in the middle.
these cookies look pretty yummy!