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Triple-Threat Chocolate Cookies

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This is my favorite go-to recipe if I’m in desperate need of a quick chocolate fix – I’m sure there are others out there with me 🙂  My favorite part?  You don’t even need to pull out your mixer!  Those extra 3o seconds matter, if you know what I mean.  The original recipe calls for dark chocolate and milk chocolate chunks, but I find in a fit of desperation you can make these with a combo of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips and still get your choco-bliss on.  Enjoy!

triple chocolate cookies

Recipe adapted from Ellie Kreiger

The Recipe (makes 2 dozen amazingly chocolatey cookies):

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (use can use 1 cup total all-purpose if you don’t have whole wheat pastry flour lying around)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate (2 ounces) OR 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate (2 ounces) OR 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

2/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional

 The Process:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (325 F if you use a dark cookie sheet or have an atomic oven like me).

2. In a large bowl, mash together the butter and sugars with a fork until well combined. Add the oil and egg and beat until creamy. Mix in the vanilla.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cocoa powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and the pecans and mix well. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.

(Not quite) Teddy Bear Chocolate Chip Cookies

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(Not quite) Teddy Bear Chocolate Chip Cookies

I take pride in my chocolate chip cookies.  I have a tried and true recipe I’ve been using for years and have “perfected”.  But, I’m allowing this blogging experience to take me out of my culinary box, so I gave this recipe a go.  Plus, I thought my kid would get a kick out of teddy bear shaped cookies, and I figured, how hard could that be?  Man was I wrong… the day will go down in history as the “Amorphous Blob Cookie Disaster of 2013”.  I dried my chocolate stained tears and sheepishly reached for my cookie dough scoop.

The flavor of the cookie is actually really good.  Definitely a more crisp, versus chewy cookie.  Worth a try in my opinion – and maybe you’ll have better luck with attempting a shape (and if you do have success and would like to rub salt into my wound and post it here, I’ll understand…)  Good news is, a chocolate chip cookie is never a bad thing to have around, no matter what it looks like!

chocolate chip cookie

The Recipe:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

1/4 cup vegetable shortening

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

The Process:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 F.

2.  Place the flour and baking soda in a bowl and mix.

3.  Place the butter, shortening, and sugars in a separate mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes until combined.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and continue to mix for another 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

4.  Break the egg into the bowl and add the vanilla.  Mix at medium speed for about 1 minute.

5.  Add about half the flour mixture and blend at low speed until incorporated.  Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until well blended.

6.  Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix at lowest speed until evenly distributed in the batter.

7.  Attempt to make teddy bear shapes… or give up and spoon tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet.

8.  Bake at 350 F for about 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown.

9.  Remove and let cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.