You would think, after a weekend of being with food bloggers and eating my way through Disney, that I would be done with food for a few days. Over it.

But the opposite happens. Because somehow – and maybe because I’m a girl and just talk a lot with friends – I barely eat at these conferences. I’m always catching up with old friends or making new ones and whenever I get home, I realize that I’m starving. And have been for the last 3 days.

This weekend was no different.

Food Blog Forum was incredible – I can’t even put it into words yet. But in between the sessions, the chatting, and the round tables, I feel like I barely ate anything. Maybe the adrenaline and excitement just burns off food faster?

All I know is I was starving by Saturday night.

And I woke up to a growling stomach this morning.

Thankfully, we had a few things in the fridge – enough for coffee and breakfast, anyway, so I’m slowly getting back into the normal routine around here.

Being around all the incredible desserts we had this weekend definitely made me even more excited to share these cookies.

Did you know? This week is American Chocolate Week.

Like we need another reason to eat good chocolate.

If you need a new reason, you need to check out Scharffen Berger’s new Extra Rich Milk Chocolate bar. I’m normally a dark chocolate girl, but this bar is the smoothest milk chocolate I’ve ever had.

As soon as Nick and I tasted it, I broke off a section to hide so I could use it in these cookies. I knew if I didn’t, I wouldn’t get any more of it before he finished it – and I was right.

These cookies are full of chocolate.

All Scharffen Berger. All ridiculously good.

These are not for the faint of heart. They’re also not light and crispy like a chocolate chip cookie. These cookies are dense and thick and rich and they have the texture of a super fudgy brownie batter with 5 kinds of chocolate mixed in.

Yup, 5 kinds of chocolate. I don’t mess around when it comes to chocolate.

There’s no better way to start out American Chocolate Week than with these cookies – I promise.

Chocolate Overdose Fudge Cookies

Inspired by my Brownie Cookies

Makes: About 3.5 dozen cookies


  • 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 4.5 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp brewed coffee
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 oz. milk chocolate
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Heat the bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate with the cocoa powders and butter for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes on high in the microwave, until almost melted, stirring halfway through.
  3. When the chocolate and butter mixture is smooth, stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla and coffee, mixing well.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and broken up chocolate.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cooking sheets.
  6. Bake 11-12 minutes or until set; do not overbake.
  7. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the pan and finish cooling on a rack.


Want to win your own Scharffen Berger chocolate?

In celebration of American Chocolate Week, Scharffen Berger is offering one lucky winner (U.S. based addresses only please)  the full collection of eight Scharffen Berger chocolate bars (SRP $40). The bars range from 41% Extra Rich Milk to 82% Extra Dark and Milk with Sea-Salted Almonds to Dark Nibby.

To enter – just leave me a comment telling me your favorite chocolate!

Good luck – I’ll pick the winner this Thursday, March 22!


  1. Any chocolate right now!
    I gave it up for lent

  2. Love the Mocha…YUM!!

  3. milk chocolate – preferably w/ nuts

  4. Chocolate with sea salt has become my favorite as of late. I had no idea I would enjoy the sweet and salty combination so much!

  5. I usually go for dark but I am “nuts” about their milk chocolate with sea salted almonds! I will dream (and pray) about winning this ultimate prize! BTW your cookies look delish!

  6. Not sucking up here at all, but Scharffen Berger is my favorite chocolate. And it is so difficult to find anything other than the little squares here!!

  7. Dark chocolate! Especially if there are almonds involved :)

  8. Chocolate with Sea Salt!

  9. Pure Dark Chocolate for me with a high cocoa content – more antioxidants and less sugar :)

  10. I like my chocolate with nuts for added crunch and protein!

  11. I always enjoy Pure Dark chocolates (great for truffles, chocolate cover cherries & die for cookies) hard to find any quality chocolate in S.E. Missouri.

  12. My favorite chocolate is the darkest one that I can find. Love Scharffen Berger!

  13. Any dark chocolate! The more bitter the better.

  14. Milk or dark chocolate with sea salt.

  15. My favorite is dark chocolate with nuts and dried cranberries. Love the sweet salty!

  16. I love dark chocolate with sea salt.

  17. I love chocolate brownies studded with chocolate chips!! As far as chocolate variety, I like dark chocolate, but not so dark it’s bitter. :)

  18. These look terrific! I love Scharffen Berger for baking, but I think my favorite to eat is Taza.

  19. Any and all dark chocolate! Glad to hear you had fun at the conference. Can’t wait to try these cookies out. xoxo

  20. I love dark chocolate with sea salt. These cookies look pretty awesome!

  21. Omigosh these cookies look incredible!! 5 different types of chocolate officially makes them my dream cookie! I can’t wait to try them! I love all types of chocolate but especially dark chocolate with almonds or sea salt!

  22. These sound amazing! The name drew me in, this weekend I made a chocolate overdose cake for my husbands birthday. He LOVES chocolate, I think even more than me….so, I love all chocolates but I must say I’m a dark chocolate fan, the 60% cocoa is probably a fav!

  23. I love dark chocolate in bar form, but right now my favorite chocolate is the bundt cake I had over the weekend.

  24. these cookies are incredible sdkfjkcjifeo

    my favorite chocolate is probably just a simple ~70% cacao bar. nothin’ fancy, just straight up bittersweet heaven.

  25. Glad you had fun! I made double chocolate cookies this morning too!!! Um dark dark dark dark chocolate is my favorite :)

  26. my favorite chocolate is… whatever’s about to go in my mouth ;) I love good stuff like Scharffen Berger! And can I have a cookie?

  27. M&M’s. plain or peanut. or mint. heck, any M&M’s will do just fine.

  28. Ooooh what a delicious giveaway! My favorite chocolate is dark chocolate with cranberries. YUM

  29. I like dark chocolate, the darker the better

  30. I love dark chocolate! Usually I prefer my chocolate plain but lately I’ve been loving the Trader Joe’s dark chocolate with caramel and black sea salt.

  31. I don’t think there is something as a chocolate overdose… But maybe I just new to try and have one, haha :)

    These cookies look AMAZING Brandi! My favorite chocolate is dark chocolate… The higher % the better (love 90%).

  32. My favorite chocolate is good, rich milk chocolate, which is hard to find. I’ll just have to get some of the new Scharffen Berger milk chocolate you’re talking about…

  33. YUM!!! My fave chocolate is anything dark [and the addition of nuts is always nice] :D

  34. I love Vosges chocolate. All the unusual flavors, especially choc & chili

  35. In my home I like the Milk and my husband loves the dark.

  36. ScharffenBerger is my favorite chocolate!
    oh, maybe that isn’t what you meant…LOL
    I prefer dark chocolate when eating candy.
    For my baking needs, it depends on the recipe.
    I’d love to win this fabulous prize–thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I definitely believe baking isn’t baking without chocolate involved. Nice work!

    White chocolate is definitely my favorite. But I don’t turn down anything… lol

  38. Any chocolate with peanut butter is my favorite, but I tend to buy the dark chocolate 100 calorie bars from Trader Joe’s the most!

  39. Hi Brandi– These cookies look dangerously good! As for favorite chocolate, that’s kind of like choosing a favorite book (or child, I imagine)–how can you pick one? That said, I’d never turn down dark chocolate with sea salt.

  40. I used to go back and forth between preferring dark or milk chocolate but these days I am all about the dark chocolate!!

  41. I LOVE CHOCOLATE!! I only eat dark chocolate in all varieties but ONLY the good stuff, especially Scharffen Berger. My favorite bar would be the Dark Chocolate Nibby bar. I love the combination of dark chocolate with cacao nibs. My real indulgence is dark chocolate truffles (from See’s, Teuscher’s or Chaou). I also love to bake so the Scharffen Berger baking chunks are favorite when I am in the mood to make something chocolate (which is most of the time). :-)

  42. dark chocolate with raspberries, hazelnut or maybe some mint. my husband and i are addicted to chocolate!

  43. Oh my goodness, these look amazing!! I love traditional milk chocolate. SOO good!

  44. Fun! I love all chocolate except for white.

  45. My favorite is dark chocolate with almonds!

  46. I love Scharffen Berger and probably bake with it, Callebaut, and Ghirardelli more than anything else. Their bittersweet chocolate is incredible.

  47. I never met a chocolate I didn’t like!! Light, dark, milk, any of it. I really heart Lindt Truffles!!

  48. i love dark chocolate! not only does it taste good, but it also helps me and my mom with our migraine symptoms!

  49. Dove Chocolate Bars or Twix Bars are my favorite chocolates!

  50. Woah, what a delicious giveaway (and a recipe to put all that chocolate to good use for right away!).

    I love Scharffen Berger, and 70% dark is my favorite. Bittersweet: Just like me!

  51. I love any kind of chocolate but my favorite is See’s. I am always willing to try new chocolate.

  52. dark chocolate with sea salt!

  53. You had me at five kinds of chocolate. :) The darker the better here, though I also love the sea salt combo. Glad to hear you had such a fun weekend. Can’t wait to hear more details!

  54. So all my life I was convinced I hated chocolate but I just learned I like really good really dark chocolate

  55. Any rich dark chocolate with roasted almonds will do it for me every time. Add a little flaked sea salt and I’m in heaven!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  56. Pure dark chocolate. Couldn’t live without it!

  57. My favorite chocolate is dark chocolate :)

  58. oh my goodness i love this chocolate! and those cookies look phenomenal. i’m a huge fan of dark chocolate, it’s by far my favorite :)

  59. Dark chocolate is my fave!

  60. it’s so hard to choose a FAVORITE chocolate, but if you made me pick, i’d go with dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt – amazing combination!!!

  61. Any chocolate really but I am a fan of Lindt chocolates!

  62. Wow, this is my kind of giveaway! I love dark chocolate, especially when paired with nuts, orange, or coffee.

  63. I love milk chocolate! I am not big on dark chocolate but I might have to try the one you talked about!

  64. dark for sure! but, honestly.. any kind of chocolate is good :)

  65. My favorite chocolate is good ole fashioned milk chocolate but I also LOVE when mint is somehow incorporated :)

  66. any type works for me :)

  67. To tell the truth, I have never met a cookie I didn’t like!!!! :)

    The choc looks soooooooooo good!

  68. Hi!
    My faaave chocolate is Lindt truffles! :D
    ~Mippy :)

  69. What there are different kinds? Is this like that stuff that melts in your mouth but not your hands? Like it stay around that long. I love all chocolate.

  70. I love every kind of chocolate but milk chocolate is my favorite and Scharffen Berger is the best!

  71. I like any kind of dark chocolate, especially if it has nuts in it!

  72. ” These cookies are dense and thick and rich and they have the texture of a super fudgy brownie batter with 5 kinds of chocolate mixed in.”
    Hmm… I’m almost positive that

  73. Love love me some dark chocolate, especially with almonds!!

  74. Oh you are mean, teasing us with those pictures! Those cookies look deliciously decadent.

    I love chocolate with orange, chocolate with hazelnuts, chocolate with sea salt, but as long as it has chocolate I’ll probably like it (except white chocolate!)

  75. I love chocolate and hazelnuts together!!

  76. Dark chocolate 70%!

  77. I’m a milk chocolate fan.

  78. those cookies look amazing! My favorite chocolate are in those Cadbury mini eggs. I am obsessed!

  79. My favorite chocolate is chocolate fudge chock full of almonds, walnuts or pecans. I think I would adore the Milk with Sea-Salted Almonds by Scharffenberger.


  80. I love dark chocolate, any kind!

  81. My favorite chocolate is white chocolate – even though it’s technically not even chocolate!

  82. my probably favorite one would have to be milk chocolate i like tha Cadbury Eggs dough.

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