Oh, Sweet Friday

It's raining and I'm sick, and it's been a long and busy week, and so I decided I needed a little Friday treat. One of the best sweet recipes I have is again from my mother-in-law. After having these cookies on a visit and forgetting to ask for the recipe, I had to have her e-mail it to me. These are quick and easy and one batch makes a lot, so I end up keeping some out and then freezing the rest. They are excellent when reheated in the microwave for a few seconds, too. You can mix up what you add to them, too- I sometimes do dark chocolate instead of semisweet, or not add the nuts. They do get crumbly pretty quickly, though, so make sure you double-Ziploc bag them or put them in a sealed container.


Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

9 Tablespoons room temperature butter
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
2/3 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 extra large egg or 2 small eggs
1 2/3 Cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips and
2/3 cups white chocolate chips
2/3 cups walnuts or pecans if desired

Heat oven to 350. In large mixing bowl combine butter and both sugars. Beat with wooden spoon or mixer until the mixture is soft and fluffy. Set aside. In a small bowl, break the egg and mix with a fork. Add egg to the mixing bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the bowl. Mix until just combined. Add all the chocolate chips and mix until thoroughly combined.
Roll by tablespoons into balls and place on baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 24 cookies.


That's all there is to it. My only trouble is remembering to set the butter out to soften- happens every time! Enjoy!

5 comments

  1. Oh those look amazing!! I' so sorry you're feeling sick, that's no fun at all. Chocolate will make it all better though. :)

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  2. Thanks! My toddler went to the doctor last week and brought home a cold. He's better but now I have it! Oh, well. Nothing a good cookie and many, many, many cups of tea can't help.

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  3. Those look awesome! (sorry about being sick)

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  4. They ARE! Usually warm-out-of-the-oven cookies are the best, but these are actually better once they cool a little bit.

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  5. I make cookies very similar to this and they are ALWAYS a favorite. My family just requested I bake them again, so this post is very timely! I use a recipe I found on foodnetwork.com somewhere...I'm not good enough to make up my own! They look yum!

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