Triple Chocolate Cookies

December 16, 2009

Day 3 of my Holiday Treats week also happens to be the Food Network Chef’s Challenge hosted by I blame my Mother featuring a Ellie Kriegar recipe.  Ellie is famous for turning great recipes slightly healthier.  Just up my alley.

On another note; Can you believe its been 15 weeks and 15 Food network challenges?  Time really flies when your having a great time and I have found so many recipes that I really love.  Here are a few of my faves so far: Pasta Bolognese, Mexican Chicken Stew, Blueberry Muffins, and Mini Shepard’s Pie.

I wanted to pick a treat to go with my treats week theme and I thought no better than triple chocolate cookies.  They did not disappoint.  They were sweet and chocolaty, with a nutty crunch!  I love all the chocolate  chunks.   They would be a great addition to any holiday party.

Please be sure to check out the participants at I Blame my Mother.  And also be sure to link up any of your holiday treat recipes below.

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, softened, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup canola oil, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed), 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional, 1/3 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate (2 ounces), 1/3 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate (2 ounces), 2/3 cup chopped pecans, optional

Start off creaming the butter and sugars together in the mixer

Then add the canola oil and one egg

beat well and add vanilla

Then add the dry ingredients, whole what pastry flour

regular all purpose flour

and cocoa powder

add in some salt as well, just eye ball it. Then be sure to mix well.

next up coarsely chop the chocolate

and pecans

and add both to the the cookie dough, stirring until just mixed.

Then scoop about a tablespoon of batter onto cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes on a ungreased cookie sheet at 350.

Transfer to rake to cool.

place on a cute snowman serving plate,


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Triple Chocolate Cookies

2005, Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved


1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)

1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

1/3 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate (2 ounces)

1/3 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate (2 ounces)

2/3 cup chopped pecans, optional


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mash together the butter and sugars with a fork until well combined. Add the oil and egg and beat until creamy. Mix in the vanilla.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cocoa powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and the pecans and mix well. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.

This post is listed @Life as Mom “Recipe Swap”

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sheila December 16, 2009 at 6:52 am

I remember my mom making these years ago. Very good!


mub December 16, 2009 at 8:34 am

These look wonderful! I’m going to have to see if I can find some non-Dutch processed cocoa powder!


Joanne December 16, 2009 at 8:47 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for letting me know about this event! I linked up my cranberry bliss bars.

You’ve got some awesome food on here! These cookies look super delicious. The food network blog event sounds like a lot of fun. If I weren’t completely inundated with blog events, I would love to participate.


Lucy Marie December 16, 2009 at 9:11 am

Yum! These seem like a delightful treat. This week was probably my best FNCCC turn out. The chicken pot pie was so good.


Gina December 16, 2009 at 9:42 am

I can always use a new chocolate cookie recipe!


Julie at Elisharose December 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Oh my gosh! You are so world famous. I have been out of town and just saw that you were mentioned on Pioneer Woman. Can I say I knew you when?


Sarah December 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Yum! Perfect for the holidays…..could we make them Quadruple chocolate and dip them in it as well?? Thanks for playing along this week! I will visit her recipes often as I like the healthified versions 🙂


The First Year Wife December 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Yum, you can never go wrong with chocolate!


Jerri December 16, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Just hearing the name of these makes me love them already! And they look delicious!

Hope you’ll stop by and link up today at my Christmas Recipe Party!


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