These cookies should be renamed SIN!! Oh my goodness they are everything bad for you, but oh so good. The cookies themselves are very rich so you could easily eat just one, I didn’t of course. 😉 The icing is soft and creamy which is the perfect topping for these cookies. It’s like whipped cream on your favorite dessert.
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, cold and cut into cubes
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
4 ounces Mascarpone cheese, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add in the cream cheese and beat until combined (it’s okay if small clumps form), then beat in the egg yolk and vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the dry ingredients until combined. Use a spoon to stir in the chocolate chips.
Refrigerate the dough for 10 to 15 minutes, just until it’s slightly less sticky and easier to roll into balls. Roll into golf-ball sized balls and place about 2 inches apart on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are set. Let cool completely before covering in the glaze.
Whisk together all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the glaze on the cookies or use a pastry bag (I did!) to pipe it across.