Monday, March 16, 2009

Triple Chocolate Cookies

How heavenly! Late afternoon coffee and a stack of Triple Chocolate Fudge cookies. I finally got some time after a couple of days of calking and painting. I looked around, and there were no cookies in sight. I love cookies. No one could believe I'd slipped up and not made any for days. It never even entered my mind since there are always cookies in the house.

I purchased a wonderful baking book by Marcy Goldman, A Passion for Baking. She bakes using a method she developed for keeping the bottoms of cookies from being over heated and therefore a little too crispy as compared to the rest of the delicious snack.

She stacks two cookie sheets and lines the top one with parchment paper. She then proceeds to bake her cookies this way. I tried it and it works beautifully. She also uses this method when making bread. She places the loaf pan on top of the double cookie sheets. This also keeps the bottoms of the loaves from browning too much before the rest of the loaf has had a chance to bake through. Now, I don't know about you, but I've always had this particular problem. I haven't tried this method with bread yet, but it sure worked with the cookies.
Triple Chocolate Cookies
This recipe is adapted from Marcy Goldman's cookie recipe: Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies. She is the author of A Passion for Baking. Her method of baking uses two cookie sheets stacked together to keep too much heat from over baking the bottoms of cookies. And, after testing, it really works.

¾ cups unsalted butter, softened
6 tablespoons butter flavored shortening
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 ¼ cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup half and half
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Stack two baking sheets together and line top sheet with parchment paper.
Cream butter and shortening together and blend in both sugars and salt.
Mix in eggs and vanilla.
In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking soda. Sift to eliminate lumps.
On lowest speed of mixer, add flour to butter mixture. Add half and half.
Fold in semisweet and white chocolate chips.
Chill batter for 10 minutes.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and place two inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.

I also added some M & M Premiums - Mocha Flavored to the tops.
Makes about 2 ½ dozen.

Emeril’s Dessert Coffee
I saw this recipe in the Woman’s World supermarket magazine. I’ve made coffee with Kahlua, with rum, with tequila but I’d never tried using amaretto. The taste was superb.

¼ cup Kahlua
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 tablespoons amaretto
hot coffee
whipped cream
chocolate curls

For each cup:
Dip rim of cup in Kahlua and then in cocoa. Add Kahlua and amaretto to each cup and fill with hot coffee. Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls or (as in my case) chopped chocolate. Divine! Enjoy.


tomspoon said...

i am very, very envious of you at the moment. VERY.

Reeni♥ said...

I have been craving something chocolaty for the past hour, and now here you are with these dreamie cookies! What a great tip for baking cookies, I will be sure to try it. Thanks for passing on the great tip!

Happy cook said...

I would love to have that delicious chocolate cookie with my cup of coffee.

Ben said...

I love cookies too, but I haven't made any in months because of a growing waist problem (you sure can call me big now, LOL) These look delicious. If I were in your house I'll eat them all, don't leave me alone around cookies. :-p

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Katie said...

Yum, triple chocolate anything sounds good to me!

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Varsha Vipins said...

Yum cookies..:)

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