Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Triple Chocolate Cookies

These are the best chocolate chocolate chip cookies I've found. I usually don't put in as many chocolate chips as the recipe calls for because 1. I don't really care for white chocolate and 2. I don't like a lot of chips in my cookies.

These cookies are awesome the day they are baked, but they stay soft for a few days after (a real plus). Pop 'em in the microwave for 5-8 seconds and they taste like they just came out of the oven.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups various chocolate chips: milk, semi-sweet, and white
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls (or use a med-sized cookie scoop) onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookies sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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