Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday I got hayfever. I was taking my puppy for a walk and it was unseasonably warm outside. I started to feel like I had a feather duster up my nose. Awesome. Who knew you could get hayfever in winter? So then I had to spend the rest of the day inside to avoid sneezing fits and watery eyes.

Meet Coco. She actually looks a little like a triple chocolate cookie. I love her.

Anyway. So I was house bound and probably should have used the time to get started on uni assignments. But I, Natasha, love to procrastinate. Assignments are always so hard to get started. So I decided to bake instead.

These cookies have three chocolate components (hence the triple chocolate chip cookies) – melted chocolate, cocoa and chocolate chips. Omit the chocolate chips if you wish, and they will be Double Chocolate Cookies. These are fudgy, chocolatey, dense and somewhat like brownies, so I like the chocolate chips inside. Mixes up the texture a little.

Adapted from Baking Illustrated.

300g dark chocolate, chopped (10 ounces)
180g milk chocolate, chopped (6 ounces)
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp instant coffee granules
135g unsalted butter, softened (1 1/4 sticks, 10 tbsp)
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Put the chopped dark and milk chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Take it out and stir it, then microwave for a further 30 seconds. Continue this process until all the chocolate is melted and combined. Bad things will happen if you just put chocolate in the microwave and leave it!

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and add the vanilla lightly. Add the coffee granules and let them dissolve. This will look gross, but that’s okay.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until it is just creamy. Add both sugars and beat until they are combined with the butter. The mixture will still look quite grainy.

On a low speed, gradually beat in the egg mixture. Pour in the melted chocolate in a steady stream and beat until combined.

Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and beat a low speed until almost incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour, until the soft mixture firms up enough to scoop.

Preheat the oven to 180 C and line 2-3 baking trays with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon or ice cream scoop, scoop balls of dough onto the trays, leaving 1 inch between the cookies. You may want to bake these in batches.

Bake for 10 minutes and allow the cookies to cool on their trays. Makes 42 cookies.

2 Thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. amazing cookies! amazing coco…so beautiful!!

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