A recipe for a chocolate cookie with chunks of semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and Oreo cookies.
I normally try not to make chocolate cookies twice in a row. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a confessed chocoholic and would be happy to make all my cookies super chocolatey. I guess I also believe in moderation and variety and making my family members happy and crap like that too. I’m not always happy about it, but I cut the chocolate with other stuff.
But not today. I’ve been wanting to make Maria’s Triple Chocolate cookies for some time now, and this week my patience ran out.
When I was a teenager I had a job at a malt shop. We had dozens of different flavors of shakes, and making these shakes was the bulk of my job. My favorite was one called “Chocolate Lovers.” It involved chocolate ice cream mixed with chocolate syrup, chocolate chips and Oreo cookies. I found that most people thought the flavor was too rich, too chocolatey. I thought they were nuts! I’ve never found anything to be too chocolatey. I ate this shake regularly, back when I had the metabolism to handle it. Trolling through TP&TP and coming across this particular cookie took me right back to that malt shop, and that particularly rich shake.
I should start by telling you that I did have one little problem with this cookie. It calls for dutch process cocoa. I really have nothing against dutch process or dark cocoa (in fact I looooooove these Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies!) but this one just felt better with regular old cocoa powder to me.
The big surprise (well, not that big a surprise, when you think about it!) was how amazing the dough tasted. It is literally one of the best doughs I have ever eaten, and that is saying a lot. Have you tried the Soft Sugar Cookie dough yet? It’s one of the few that can compete. I was really tempted to just get a spoon and eat the dough, and skip the baking altogether. I had visions of chilled dough mixed into my ice cream.
Another bonus about this recipe is what a big batch it makes. I made them for my niece for her birthday, (I just can’t say no to a girl who wants chocolate-chocolate-chocolate cookies!) and I was so happy that after I stuffed her cookie box as full as I could get it, there were still lots of cookies left. It’s a good day when there are LEFTOVER triple chocolate cookies.
These cookies look and taste super yummy. They store really easily, too. And if you don’t have a niece to share them with, you might be lucky enough to keep the whole batch to yourself!
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup + 2 T. unsweetened cocoa
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chunks
- 1 cup Oreo cookies, cut into chunks
- Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
- Sift together dry ingredients, and add to the mixture, mixing only until incorporated.
- Add in chocolate, white chocolate, and cookie pieces, and mix gently.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Allow to sit on baking sheet for 2-4 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.
- Store in an airtight container.