triple chocolate cookies

posted on: Monday, August 2, 2010

Triple chocolate cookies are perfect
with a glass of cold rice milk
or cow's milk (if you have that kind of stomach)
and some screen time on the side.

Our weekend was relaxing with a series of unexpected mellow events. On Friday the kids went down early enough for Christian and I to do what we do best when they're sugar.

I wanted chocolate chip cookies but Chris wanted something richer. He modified a brownie cookie recipe found in the best cookie cook book ever; Cookies! A Cookie Lover's Collection and came up with his triple chocolate recipe. 

If clouds were made out of chocolate they would taste like these cookies.

Triple Chocolate Cookie
yields 2 dozen cookies 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 squares (30 g each) unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking chocolate powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350* 
  2. In large mixing bowl combine sugar, oil, eggs, melted chocolate, chocolate powder and vanilla.
  3. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Beat at low speed until soft dough forms,
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Drop dough by heaping spoons unto cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
So we ate these cookies and we watched Dune (Christian's pick), which was surprisingly entertaining. I really thought the main dude was going to die in the end, I kept closing my eyes.

On Saturday we watched old Friends episodes (my pick) and ate more cookies. I wanted to find the one where Monica wants Pheobe's grandmother's chocolate chip cookie recipe and later discovers it's identical to the nestle toll house recipe. Classic. 

On Sunday we ate cookies... and brownies, and ice-cream. We shared with our friends and our cousins who came for an unexpected visit.

Today is Monday and the cookies are gone
and we have work
and school
and swim lessons
and appointments
not much relaxation in sight...
until next weekend.

I hope your weekend was just as good and I hope your weekdays a little less busy than mine.
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