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Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I love chocolate cookies, and these are the best ones I've ever made. They are large, soft, and chewy.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Christmas Cookies

I decided that I wanted to start baking my Christmas cookies earlier this year. So I looked up cookies that could be made ahead of time and frozen till the holidays. I will be making more cookies and will post them as I make them. Some of the cookies I make every year, which I've already written about, but I did find a few new ones to try this year.

I found this recipe in a Better Homes and Garden cookbook. But they turned out so good that I'm afraid they won't even make it long enough to be frozen.

My husband (who usually isn't a sweet or chocolate lover), my daughter, and granddaughter took care of that. Of course, I had to taste them to see how they came out, since it was a new recipe.

I did make a few changes to the original recipe. I eliminated the nuts and added a tablespoon of instant espresso to bring out that chocolate taste even more. Also, I used bittersweet chocolate instead of unsweetened chocolate. Other than that, I followed the recipe to the letter.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

25 min

12 min

37 min

15 very large cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 ounces unsweetened or bitter sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces mini chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds or until whipped. Beat in granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and instant espresso. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Stir in melted chocolate. Beat in flour. If it gets too hard to beat, you can continue to mix with a wooden spoon. Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts, if you are using them.
  2. Using a 1/4 cup dry measure, drop mounds of dough about 4 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 or 14 minutes, or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheets for several minutes; transfer cookies to a wire rack or tray. Let cool completely before wrapping. Enjoy!

Changes and Measuring

The chopped nuts would be delicious in these cookies, which would make them more chunky, but my husband and daughter are not crazy about them so I eliminated them.

I also added the instant espresso which it did not call for in the original recipe.

Also, I changed the unsweetened chocolate to bittersweet chocolate.

Like I say over and over, you can tweak any recipe to make it your own. But do keep the basic recipe the same so it comes out just right.

Importance of Proper Measuring

Also, I learned recently about measuring when baking and how important it is to measure perfectly. I learned that instead of dipping your measuring cup in the flour and sugar and scooping it up, you have to spoon it into your measuring cup and then even it off with the back of a butter knife. Also, don't use the glass measuring cup with a spout for dry ingredients. You have to use the measuring cups with a handle for the dry ingredients, and the glass measuring cups with spouts for liquids.

Dry measure with the cups on the left. Liquid measure with the glass cups on the right.

Dry measure with the cups on the left. Liquid measure with the glass cups on the right.

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What Did You Think?

© 2019 Rachel L Alba

Comments

Rachel Alba on July 25, 2020:

Hi Peggy, Thank you for your input. I always appreciate it.

Blessings to you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 23, 2020:

I think that adding that tablespoon of instant espresso coffee to the mixture would add that extra bit of flavor to these chocolatey cookies. Thank you for your recipe and the idea.

Rachel Alba on January 23, 2020:

Thank you Devika. Your comments and visits are really appreciated.

Blessings to you.

Rachel Alba on January 23, 2020:

Hi Jackie. Sure nice to see your face and hear from you. I hope all is going well with you and yours. I love them right out of the oven too, actually. Nothing like the chocolate chips melting in the warm cookie. lol

Wishing you blessings as usual.

Devika Primic on January 23, 2020:

Cookies like this is yummy and you shared in detail.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 19, 2020:

That is the thing about cookies isn't it Rachel? Saving them? Actually I love all my baked goods right out of the oven and especially cookies. I am surprised all my taste buds are not burned off!

Today it feels like -4 where I have moved and what better time to bake and warm the house with heat and aromas?

These look delicious! Thanks for another great recipe.

Sure miss you, am trying to get back soon.

Rachel Alba on December 13, 2019:

Hi Pat. Thanks again for your great comment. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and pray you have a Blessed Christmas.

Rachel Alba on December 13, 2019:

Hey Ok up j. I don't know what ppp0 means but thanks? I guess??

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 20, 2019:

You know, of course, Rachel, that I am drooling. I am a card carrying chocoholic for sure. These will be a hit on the Thanksgiving side bar. Thank you for sharing. Many Angels are headed your way ps

Rachel Alba on November 10, 2019:

Hi Linda, I agree, chocolate chunk cookie are hard to resist. I love sharing recipes as you can see. Thanks for visiting and your comments are welcome.

Happy Thanksgiving

Rachel Alba on November 10, 2019:

Hi Pam, Thank you for your encouraging comment. I appreciate it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 08, 2019:

I always like chocolate chunk cookies. A triple chocolate chunk cookie sounds wonderful, especially for Christmas! Thank you very much for sharing the recipe, Rachel.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 08, 2019:

Any recipe that speaks of chocolate chunks will probably entice me, and this one is no exception. This cookie recipe sounds delicious, and i think the changes you made to the original recipe sound perfect. thanks

Rachel Alba on November 08, 2019:

Hi Donna, Yes, you can change ingredients to your liking. I always say that. I'm glad you think that, Thank you for visiting and your great comment.

Happy Thanksgiving

Rachel Alba on November 08, 2019:

Hi Liza, Thank you so much for your encouraging comments.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Donna Herron from USA on November 08, 2019:

These cookie look delicious! I can imagine a number of variations using this as a basic recipe. Thanks for sharing just in time for the holidays!

Liza from USA on November 07, 2019:

Rachel, these triple chocolate chips cookies look so yummy! The fact that you put some espresso in it makes it extra special. I can tell your cookies are delicious by just looking at them. By the way, I'm totally on board to bake more baked goods comes the holiday. I'm so excited! Thanks for sharing the recipe.