Cookies/ Dessert/ Recipes

Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Well, you guys. It’s finally time. I can finally say that I’m getting married next week. That’s NUTS.

That being said, you can probably imagine what this week is like for me. I’m scrambling. I’m packing for our wedding + honeymoon {we won’t be back until mid-June}, finishing up all the wedding details and all my work so I can take a real vacation for a few weeks. I’m also doing all that bridal prep stuff like getting my hair highlighted and getting my nails done because once our plane touches down in Austin, it’s go time. First with my bachelorette party, then rehearsal dinner, then wedding! Like I said…nuts. I’m so excited! If you’re wondering what will happen to this blog while I’m on my honeymoon, the answer is nothing. I’m going to be quiet for a few weeks and just soak it all in. I vowed not to be attached to my laptop while I’m on my honeymoon and I think it’s going to be really good for me! There will probably be a travel update here and there {keep up with us on Instagram!}, but no real posts until I return in June.

However, today calls for cookies!! And not just any cookies — double chocolate fudge cookies made with Fair Trade ingredients!

I told you guys a few weeks ago that I was doing some work with my friends over at Fair Trade and this is one of the recipes I came up with using the fun ingredients they sent me! I’m in love with this alter eco organic mascobado cane sugar! It has a pretty strong vanilla and caramel taste to it, which I can’t get enough of. If you’re lucky enough to get your paws on some of this sugar, it’s a real treat.

This cookies are for the serious chocolate lover…aka yours truly! Especially during stressful wedding planning moments. I like to say my pre-wedding diet has consisted of chocolate and avocados. I should really market that idea, huh?

They are chocolatey, ooey and gooey. Let’s just say you’ll need a glass of milk to wash these bad boys down.

If you’re passionate about Fair Trade like me, you maaaaaaaaay want to check back here tomorrow. There might be a little surprise. Just sayin’!

Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Print this Recipe!

yields 2 dozen cookies


2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/3 cup Fair Trade organic cane sugar

2 eggs

Β½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup cocoa powder

2 ΒΌ cups all purpose flour

1 12-oz bag Fair Trade semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, beating after each addition.

In another bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix until just combined.

Drop dough by the spoonful onto prepared sheet tray. Press down gently to slightly flatten each cookie dough mound then bake for 12-13 minutes.

Let cookies cool on a wire rack then enjoy!


30 minutes

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 13, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Congrats Jenna!! It’s so close…whew, you made it πŸ™‚ I can only imagine how happy you are that the time is almost here! So excited FOR you!

    And I love a good, rich, deep and dark chocolate cookie and these look wonderful!

  • Becky @ Olives n Wine
    May 13, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I think it is amazing that you are taking time away from your blog while you are spending time away on your honeymoon! You deserve it πŸ™‚ And these cookies! They look fluffy and chocolate-y – everything I love in a cookie!

  • Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes
    May 13, 2013 at 4:08 am

    How exciting!! I can only imagine how happy you are to be so close to your wedding day and honeymoon!
    I can’t wait to try out these cookies – the more chocolate-y the better!

  • Anne
    May 13, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Ahhhhh. Congratulations Jenna! After reading and loving your blog for so long I am genuinely so thrilled for you all!
    Oh andthe cookies, they look absolutely delicious, just bookmarked the recipe!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    May 13, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Wow, 1 week!! That is so exciting!! I need to get my hands on some of that cane sugar – I live for vanilla and caramel things! πŸ™‚

  • Jane @ Not Plain So Jane
    May 13, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I love that. Simple recipe! I’m in charge of dessert for a get together tomorrow and this may have just made in on the list.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    May 13, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Looove these cookies!!

  • Karen
    May 13, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I’m so, so glad that you will be taking a break from the Internet to enjoy a private life for a bit …well deserved! Don’t worry about a thing…we’ll be here when you get back eager to view what surely will be a collection of gorgeous snapshots of your honeymoon adventure abroad. Have a blast, safe travels and once again huge congrats!! πŸ™‚

    • Lauren C
      May 13, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Ditto what Karen said! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! All the best to you!

  • Joelle ( on a pink typewriter)
    May 13, 2013 at 5:27 am

    These cookies look fantastically chocolatey!

    I’m SO excited for you – can’t wait to hear all about the wedding deets!

  • DessertForTwo
    May 13, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I’m so glad you’re taking a laptop-free honeymoon. I can’t recommend it enough. It’s life changing. We did no cell phones, too. I did have one post pop up while I was on my honeymoon because it was a sponsored post, but I set it to go up automatically and checked on it one day out of the 15 days. You’re going to love life without media!

    I can’t wait til tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  • Tieghan
    May 13, 2013 at 5:42 am

    I am so excited for you Jenna!! Congrats and good for you for taking a real vacay!! You deserve it!

    These cookies look killer!! Love all that chocolate!

  • Amy James
    May 13, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Unplug and enjoy your time!

  • Janet
    May 13, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Will we make it without you?! You will be missed but kudos to you for not taking your laptop on your honeymoon. Something tells me your new husband will appreciate it too πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe, these look delicious!

    Have a beautiful day!

    Happy wedding πŸ™‚

    PS. Looking forward to tomorrow’s surprise.

  • Heather Kneisler
    May 13, 2013 at 6:20 am

    These look amazing! So gooey and chocolate-y!

    Glad you will be enjoying your time as newlyweds without worry about the blog. It will be awesome! My husband and I turned off our phones as soon as we left for our honeymoon and didn’t turn them back on until we got back in town.

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    May 13, 2013 at 6:38 am

    ahhh I can’t believe your wedding is here!!! I feel like you just got engaged!! These cookies look amazing as well!

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    May 13, 2013 at 6:48 am

    we did a no cell phone/laptop honeymoon as well! it was amazing. we were able to connect and really soak in everything the whole week. best of luck to you as you get started on this next step in your life!

  • Brittany from CountingMyCupcakes
    May 13, 2013 at 6:56 am

    These look awesome Jenna!! My wedding is THIS week!!!!!!!! AH! So crazy. So, I know exactly how you feel. I’m trying to keep my chocolate intake in check haha. But avocados? Bring em on!

  • Kate
    May 13, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I’m graduating with my Masters degree in Austin this weekend! I’ll be thinking of you as we both start new phases of our lives . . . yours a bigger change than mine, I think!

  • brandi
    May 13, 2013 at 7:10 am

    these look so fudgy! perfect πŸ™‚ exciting that the wedding is so close!!

  • Alysa (InspiredRD)
    May 13, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I am SO happy for you and delighted to hear that you will take a true break from work. Good for you! And fair trade? Awesome!!

    Congrats πŸ™‚

  • allie@sweetpotatobites
    May 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    congrats on the upcoming wedding! these cookies look delicious – so gooey!

  • Elisabeth
    May 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

    So glad you’re taking a ‘real’ break for your honeymoon! We’ll be hear waiting to hear about your fabulous trip & the wedding, of course πŸ™‚

    • Elisabeth
      May 13, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Waiting here, not hear πŸ˜‰

  • Dana
    May 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

    You totally deserve the time away! Cherish each and every moment! The actual wedding day fliessss by! Have an amazing honeymoon!

    Those cookies look divine!

  • Malkire
    May 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Oh my goodness these looks AMAZING!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 13, 2013 at 9:04 am

    We’ll miss the blog. But it’s FAR more important that you and Adam (and your parents, family and friends) enjoy and savor every second of your dream. I was married on the 5th of June a bazillion years ago. So much fun to remember it all.

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    May 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Wishing you a wonderful wedding and honeymoon Jenna!

  • Caroline L.
    May 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I’m literally drooling right now… this is not okay. I need these in my life asap!!! Also, wow I cannot believe your wedding is next week! I am so excited for you!

    I found your blog about three years ago during a summer in China when I was bored to tears. Most blogs are blocked in China {b/c Blogspot is blocked & most of the to-read blogs I had on my list were on Blogspot, so they were all inaccessible}, but I found yours and literally read every single post until the very first one. I’ve read through all of my adventures – your heartbreaks, your journeys, your successes. I squealed when you finally posted that you and Adam were dating πŸ™‚ Anyway, my point is – I know everything you’ve gone through {or at least, the stuff you’ve posted about} and more than anyone, you deserve the most joyous of a wedding to the love of your life. Please have the most wonderful time on your honeymoon as well – and come home in June w/ stories to share!

    • andrea
      May 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      funny you say that as I also found this blog while living in china, probably 5 yrs ago for that same reason! it became a daily treat to check in and see what was going on! i still pop in after then moving back to US and now onto Taiwan! en
      joy, Jenna!

  • Jenny
    May 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    These cookies look amazing, chocolate is definitely my friend.
    Congratulations, and enjoy the time off!!!!

  • Laura
    May 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    The cookies look amazing, but more importantly, enjoy your big upcoming moments! You deserve it Jenna, and so so looking forward to hearing more about your wedding & honeymoon. WOO!

  • lani
    May 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Yay Jenna! Congratulations–I am so happy for you both. Have the best trip and I look forward to seeing what you share with us upon your return. These cookies look divine.
    I have been married for six months (Fri.) and it is wonderful. Wishing you every blessing, and lots of chocolate. πŸ™‚

  • Christa @ Edible Balance
    May 13, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Oh my, these cookies look ridiculously delicious!

    Congratulations! Soak it all in darling, it goes by SO fast… before you know it you’re celebrating your 12th anniversary wondering how in world that happened (that was me last week)! Enjoy the relaxation and time off, blessings to you both!

  • Lauren @ The Highlands Life
    May 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I will be making these stat. They look like a perfect dose of fudginess.

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    May 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    This is the most fun and exciting time, of course until the big day, and then the honeymoon. Enjoy! And thank you for the cookies πŸ™‚

  • Brianne
    May 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Honestly, everyone deserves a vacation… especially a HONEYMOON! Enjoy your time as newlyweds. As a loyal reader, I’ll look forward to your return to hear all about it!

  • Danica @ It's Progression
    May 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    These look amazing!
    I got married almost exactly a year ago…I know how you’re feeling! The best advice I received for the week leading up to AND the wedding day was at least every hour, pause what you’re doing, take a deep breath, and just look around. Soak in everything you can for just a few seconds – the people around you, the scene, the whole big picture.

  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
    May 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    These look to die for, and SUPER easy to make. I love cookie recipes like these :).

  • Ja @Ja on the RUN
    May 13, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Congratulations! And have fun on your honeymoon!!! πŸ™‚ Endure every moment of it! πŸ™‚

  • Jess
    May 13, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Hooray for fair trade AND for gooey chocolate cookies!

  • Makenzie Ann
    May 14, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Jenna these look sooooooooo good πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Haha chocolate and avacados is surely the happy bride diet πŸ˜‰

  • Vicki
    May 14, 2013 at 8:42 am

    These are definitely going to be my new PMS antidote. Ha!

    Ohhhh, m’dear, I’m so happy for you and your sweetie! I wish I could have my wedding day again. I would chat a little less and DANCE A LOT MORE! :o) It’s the most important party you’ll ever attend, so revel in every minute of it! and God Bless Your Marriage – May He Deeply and Richly Bless You.

    *cyber hug!*

  • Ashley
    May 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

    so very happy for you!! Soak it all in, being a Bride is amazing, being a wife and partner is even better!! Enjoy all the happiness, you deserve it.

  • Katie
    May 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I can’t wait to see your honeymoon pictures. I can’t believe you planned a wedding so fast! I got engaged August 28th, 2012 and I’m not getting married until October 4, 2014!! I had to have a long engagement to save money for the wedding. Sounds like this is going to be a lot of fun for you two. πŸ™‚ enjoy!

  • Mr. & Mrs. P
    May 14, 2013 at 10:30 am

    These looks so rich and delicious!! They are perfect

  • Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats
    May 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Yumm these look awesome!! I’ll have to try them out πŸ™‚

  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    May 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Congrats on your wedding! And enjoy your honeymoon. Adam sounds like an awesome guy, from what I have read from your posts and your book.

    Can I get some milk with those cookies??!!

  • Moni Meals & Fitness
    May 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    How did you know?! You basically made my favorite cookie of all times! Thanks Jenna! πŸ™‚

  • Teri
    May 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    You’ll be missed, Jenna, but have a wonderful time with all your wedding preparations, celebrations, and your honeymoon!

  • Amy
    May 14, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Double fudge? It’s like you wrote this recipe just for me — that’s my favorite type of cookie! Half of the cookie dough never makes it to the cookie sheet though… It goes straight into my tummy (because who doesn’t taste test their cookie dough?)! πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful wedding and an amazing honeymoon!!

  • Jessica Donnovan
    May 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Wow! Congratulations Jenna!

    I wish I would feel the same stress and excitement sometime in the near future. I want to get married too! I know that time will come in my life! Have a good one!

    Anyway, I just can’t help my self but to commend you on this succulent double fudge cookies! They’re truly amazing. I tried imitating it and gave it to my nieces and nephews last weekend and they said that I should stop by again this coming saturday for another round of cookies for them!

    Thank you so much Jenna! I’ve never received that kind of compliment from my desserts and snacks..

    Appreciate it!

    jessica πŸ™‚

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    yummm !!! Am trying this on the coming weekend!

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