Chewy Chocolate Cookies with triple the chocolate have chocolate cookie dough studded with chocolate chips and are drizzled with even more chocolate!
Sometimes you just need chocolate to satisfy your chocolate cravings! These triple chocolate cookies are perfect for the holidays but easy enough to make for everyday occasions.
One of my favorite memories from childhood is those days when we would come home from school to find freshly baked cookies waiting for us. Make a batch and surprise your kids this week!
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Where is the Chocolate Cookies Recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the cookies, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe, giving suggestions for more cookie recipes and showing a video of the recipe. But you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make Chocolate Cookies
Step One: Combine Butter and Shortening
For this recipe, I used a combination of butter and shortening. The butter adds flavor and the shortening helps the cookies rise higher and have a lighter texture.
On the other hand, cookies made with all butter spread more and end up flatter.
Step Two: Cream Sugars
Once the butter and shortening are combined, cream in the granulated sugar and brown sugar. As you beat the mixture, the batter will become lighter in color and fluffier in texture.
Creaming the butter and sugar adds air to the mixture making the cookies lighter in texture. If you are using a hand mixer, it may take longer than a stand mixer but it is important so don’t skip this step.
Step Three: Egg and Vanilla
Next comes the egg and vanilla. The egg adds additional leavening as well as moisture, flavor, and structure. The vanilla is for flavor so use pure vanilla extract.
If you prefer a mintier cookie, you can add peppermint extract instead of vanilla extract.
Step Four: Dry Ingredients
Rather than dirtying another bowl, I just put the flour directly into the bowl with the dough and put the baking soda and salt right on top. Then, I mix it well, scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure that it is all combined.
If you prefer you can whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl before adding it to the cookie dough.
Step Five: Melted Chocolate
For the chocolate in this recipe, I used melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 45 seconds, stir, and continue cooking in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth.
Allow the melted chocolate to cool slightly before adding it to the cookie dough.
Step Six: Chocolate Chips
Since we are making chocolate cookies, why not go with even more chocolate by adding semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can also add milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or chocolate chunks instead of the semi-sweet ones to switch things up.
Step Seven: Dough Balls
When forming the cookie dough balls, I always use a cookie dough scoop and for this recipe, I used a one-tablespoon sized scoop.
Using a dough scoop gives you evenly sized cookies which makes them bake evenly and they fit into storage containers better when they are the same size.
Step Eight: Bake
When baking cookies, cover your baking sheets with parchment paper. The parchment paper prevents the cookies from sticking to the pan and there is less scrubbing when you are done baking.
Once the cookies are finished cooking you can slide the whole piece of parchment paper, with the cookies on top, onto the counter to cool.
Before using the baking sheet for the next batch of cookies, allow the baking sheet to cool. Starting with the pan at the same temperature for each batch makes for evenly baked cookies.
Step Nine: More Chocolate
These chocolate cookies are good without the chocolate drizzle but they taste even better and look prettier with a chocolate drizzle.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, scoop the melted chocolate into a pastry bag, cut the tip, and pipe it onto the cookies.
You can use a gallon-sized ziptop bag instead of a pastry bag or just drizzle the chocolate on with a spoon or fork.
Chocolate Cookies Recipe FAQs
1. Can I freeze the cookie dough? Yes! Prepare the cookie dough, put the cookie dough balls on a parchment lined pan and put them in the freezer. Once they are firm, move them to a plastic gallon-sized freezer bag. When ready to bake, place them on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake at 375˚F for 9-11 minutes.
2. Can I freeze the baked chocolate cookies? Yes, you store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two months.
3. Would this recipe work with other kinds of chocolate chips? Yes, you can use dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips or even chocolate chunks.
4. What else could I add to these cookies? You could stir in M&M’s instead of chocolate chips. Or add chopped nuts, caramel bits, white chocolate chips or mint chocolate chips.
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- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted for drizzle (optional)
- Combine the butter and shortening.
- Cream the butter with the granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Stir in the melted semi-sweet chocolate.
- Mix in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Scoop one tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto a parchment covered baking sheet.
- Bake at 375˚F for 8-11 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool. Drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate chips.