A Need to Celebrate – Triple Chocolate Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies

I can’t believe it. No no I can belive it… I should belive it, shouldn’t I? Guess what, it’s already been exactly 1 year since I started this food blog! Honestly, I didn’t exactly remember when this blog is started, but somehow something in my head prompted me to check when the first post is made, and I found out it’s actually on this date last year! Coincidence, or fate? No idea. Nevertheless, I know I have to blog something today to celebrate my blog’s birthday. (:

It’s kind of late to actually go and bake a birthday cake, and since I have some refrigerated cookie dough on hand, these little treats shall be the birthday present. Guess where the recipe is from (no prizes though)? It is once again from one of my favourite cookbooks –500 Cookies ~The Only Cookie Compendium You’ll Ever Need~. Most of my cookies that I have talked about in this blog are from the cookbook itself.

What prompted me to make these cookies is when I first saw Ghirardelli chocolate baking chips on sale in the supermarket near my house. When I saw them, I know immediately I must get them. Ever since I used them in my  two other recipes almost a year ago, I have not seen those fantastic chips shelved in supermarkets. What I absolutely love about these chocolate chips is that they remain gooey and melty, even after storing them for a few days. Seriously, after tasting such amazing chips, I have almost stopped using all other brands of chocolate chips. Most cheap-quality chocolate chips are unable to attain such cookie-licious-ness, so an alternative to Ghiradelli’s chocolate chips will be to chop up chocolate bars into pieces, which can be troublesome sometimes.

Seriously, go get these chips. They are uber-licious in cookies.

Okay, enough of talking, and on to the recipe. (:

Triple Chocolate Cookies (makes 3 dozen)

recipe from 500 Cookies ~The Only Cookie Compendium You’ll Ever Need~ by Philippa Vanstone

150 grams plain flour
50 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
115 grams unsalted butter
100 grams granulated sugar
100 grams light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
100 grams plain chocoate chips
100 grams white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Beat the butter and sugar using an electric mixer till smooth and creamy and beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Add the flour mixture until almost blended. Mix in the chocolate chips

Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet, leaving enough space for spreading. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

Cool the cookies on a wire rack and store in an airtight container for five to seven days.

Happy birthday to you,  my blog! (:


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