There are those who like chocolate and those who love it — I am definitely in the latter category. We chocolate-lovers, when given a choice from the holiday cookie platter, will almost always go for whatever is most chocolatey first. From classic crinkle cookies to easy toffee bars, these 10 deep, dark, rich, and fudgy recipes are the ones we crave.
These fudgy cookies are as rich and decadent as they come, thanks to the omission of flour in the recipe. That also makes them gluten-free, so everyone can get in on the fun.
These classic holiday cookies are simple to make but yield impressive results. Rolling them in powdered sugar before baking gives these cookies those signature cracks and crinkles.
A tiny sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top of each of these cookies is what really makes them special and what helps balance the sweetness of the chocolate.
These bars are almost too easy to make and feed a crowd, which makes them an easy choice for a gathering where there are more than a few chocolate-lovers.
For those who can't resist chocolate but also love a good gingerbread cookie on their holiday cookie plate, these are definitely the best of both worlds.
Peppermint buttercream plays well with the cakey chocolate cookies in this festive recipe. Adding a little ground espresso beans to the cookie dough also adds a special touch.
These cookies are almost brownie-like in the middle and studded with tart cherries and crunchy walnuts, although you can substitute them with chocolate chips if you'd like things to be even more chocolatey.
These cookies are traditionally made without chocolate — just nuts — but this version adds cocoa powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper for a taste that's reminiscent of a mug of spicy hot chocolate.
The chocolate and mint combination strikes again with these sweet thumbprint cookies. A sprinkling of crushed candy canes on top makes them extra festive.
A splash of Kahlúa adds a lush, coffee-rich kick to these rich bar cookies but vanilla extract can be substituted if you prefer.