Monday, January 24, 2011

Dark and Dangerous Triple Chocolate Cookies

Wow it's been a ridiculously long time since I've updated! And I've been putting off updating because I feel like I have to come back with something super exciting, which I don't have. I've been debating whether to continue with my food blog or start more of a daily food/healthy living type blog where I'd still share recipes. Hm. I guess I'm not sure how much I'm comfortable sharing in such a public place. (Healthy living blogs seem to share a lot more just due to the nature of them though I know it's up to me how much I want to share.)

Anyway, so I'm married now! Hurray. :) Everything went really well. We get our official photographer photos back next weekend so perhaps I'll share some then.


I know I said I didn't have anything really exciting to share, but actually these cookies are stupendously delicious and that's exciting. I'm sure many of you have made chocolate dough cookies, and I usually don't like them, but there's something about these that is completely perfect. The 3 kinds of chocolate definitely help - cocoa powder, semisweet chips and white chocolate chips. Usually I give away most of my sweet baked goods but I kept a bunch of these for myself.

I have a ton of food photos back all the way to October that I've yet to post about, so I was thinking about challenging myself to post everyday for a couple of weeks to catch up. I'm not sure how that will go though. I've also stopped taking photos of everything I make, unless it's really yummy. Alright, onto the recipe!


Oh and I know this photo is totally out of season now but I have to share Abby with her reindeer outfit (antlers and a red collar with bells)!

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Sugar Cookie Bars
Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows
Cowboy Cookies
Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Dark and Dangerous Triple Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from The Complete Canadian Living Baking Book: The Essentials of Home Baking

Makes about 50 cookies

1 cup butter, unsalted
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder (I ran out of regular cocoa so I used 3 tbsp regular, and 5 tbsp Dutch process)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate

Prepare baking sheet; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with granulated and brown sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture, stirring to combine. Stir in semisweet and white chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheet.

Bake in middle of 350F oven until firm to the touch and no longer glossy, about 8 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.

Note: I baked 1 tray at a time for 8 minutes. If you do 2 trays maybe you'd need to bake them longer. The original recipe suggests 12 minutes.

16 comments:

kickpleat said...

The cookies sound delicious! I love the triple threat :)

Hannah said...

Mmm, just what I've been craving... The perfect use of those vegan white chips I've been hoarding, too!

And of course, congrats on getting married! So very happy for you. :)

Mini Baker said...

wow! those do look dangerous! and congrats!!!

briogusto said...

Congratulations on your marriage! I wish you many happy and delicious years!

It is a funny thing to open up so much on a blog. I did it for a while, and found it became too time-consuming for me. To be honest, I find the amount of content on "healthy living blogs" overwhelming. It's a lot to write, and it's a lot to have to read every day. In the end, it's up to you. However, do share your wedding photos!
:)

Joanne said...

Congrats on getting married chica! I"m so happy for you!

Mmmm chocolate cookies. Not only that...but triple chocolate. Lord help me.

Johanna GGG said...

congratulations on being a married woman. would love to see pics - was it a white wedding (in terms of snow not your dress!)

hope the blogging continues in some form - I know what you mean about backlog - I seem to get mine down every now and again and feel so proud I just make lots and it starts all over - but I find that I have been blogging for long enough to wonder some times if I need to blog a recipe that is so close to others I have made

Thanks for all your recent comments - I have been wanting to respond to a few - try the sausage rolls - I use ready rolled pastry which makes them easy - and you might like the cheddar and apple scones because they are probably more like the ones you are used to - and rice paper rolls are easy peasy!

smalltownoven said...

Congratulations on the wedding :) I'm sure it was beautiful.

These cookies, on the other hand.. I KNOW they're beautiful! Chocolate on top of chocolate on top of MORE chocolate? Sign me up!

Jessica said...

wow, the yield is 50 cookies?! that must have taken forever on one tray!

Eileen said...

Yay married! Also, yay cookies!

Sarah S. said...

Congrats! and welcome back. Please do share your backlog of recipes AND wedding photos. If you decide to switch spaces and start a healthy living blog I will certainly follow :).

These cookies sound awesome. I'm very tempted to concoct a vegan version.

Megan said...

Just made these tonight...oh my goodness they are chocolaty! AWESOME!

LauraJayne said...

Congrats! I've been missing your posts, so I'm glad you're back!

Deborah said...

Yay! Congrats! I would love to see wedding pictures. And I'd love to snack on one of these cookies!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

BIG congrats on getting married, girl! Welcome back. Abby is one adorable kitty and these cookies do look dangerous...dangerous for my girlish figure if I get my grubby hands on them ;p.

grace said...

married! huzzah! i hope abby acted as ringbearer and had the rings around her neck for the ceremony. :)

kimberleyblue said...

Congratulations!

The cookies sound amazing, and I'm happy to see you back.

Abby looks adorable in the reindeer outfit, though I don't know if she looks ve3ry pleased about it....