12 Days of Cookies Day 1: Triple Chocolate Cookies

 AVRL Best of 12 Days of Cookies Day 1: Triple Chocolate Cookies

(Originally posted Thursday, 8 December 2011)

We’re revisiting a popular (and award winning) program at AVRL: The 12 Days of Cookies! From 2011 to 2017, AVRL staff baked and shared cookies with library visitors across the Annapolis Valley for 12 delicious days over the holiday season. Each recipe was a family favourite or a recipe from a cookbook found in the AVRL catalogue. While we are not able to share cookies the same way this year, we can still share the classic recipes for you to try at home!

Today's cookies come from Charlotte Janes, Head of Systems & Administration. She's made some decadent Triple Chocolate Cookies from the book, Robin Hood home baking: from cookies & cakes to pizza, pot pies, and more.

Here's the recipe, with some comments from Charlotte:

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees

1 cup butter softened

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

1 2/3 cups flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (I use white chocolate chips)

Cream butter in a large bowl on medium speed of electric mixer until light.  Gradually beat in brown and granulated sugars, egg and vanilla until smooth.  Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating on low speed until blended.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (if using).

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, on greased cookie sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.  Cool for 5 minutes on sheet, then transfer to rack and cool completely.

These freeze really well.  My kids say these are to die for.

Don’t forget to enter our 12 Days Cookie Contest! You could win a copy of Taste of Home Cookies. Find the details here.

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