I firmly believe that all people in this world can be divided into two categories:
1) Those who love chocolate, and,
2) Those who don’t yet love chocolate.
Needless to say, I fall distinctly into the first category. I also believe that we first category dwellers are happier creatures. We live secure in our knowledge that there’s a magic potion called chocolate Professor Snape’s big secret, promise not to tell? that can make everything better. Well, everything except broccoli. But that doesn’t really count.
To you second category folks, all I can say is…I hope your epiphany moment comes soon, and you join us happy people in the magical world of chocolate cravings. Until then, don’t make these cookies. Nope, these are only for us lucky people who can appreciate the best life has to offer- in triple doses.
Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1 (7 ounce) bar semisweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Preheat oven to 350.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter/margarine and shortening until combined. Add the brown sugar and beat until creamy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate, beating after each addition to combine.
Turn the mixer speed to low, and gently stir in the flour mixture. Stir just until flour is incorporated.
Use a spoon to stir the two types of chocolate and nuts into the dough.
Use a small cookie scoop to scoop heaping teaspoons of the dough onto unpressed cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes or until edges are set. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
I know I keep promising exciting news…it’s coming- next post! Stay tuned!
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