Triple Chocolate Cookies

It’s a beautiful, messy day outside and all I can think of is how happy I feel to be a part of it. When life is feeling this good, I like to share some of that with others. It’s so simple and satisfying to see people enjoying something I’ve made. Especially when eating it gives them even the slightest groan of enjoyment. That’s what this batch of ultra gooey, ultra delicious Triple Chocolate Cookies is all about.

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Sometimes there’s frustration, sometimes joy. All the stuff in between? That’s the messiness, but that’s life. I mean, seriously. That IS life.

Someone gave me a bracelet a few years ago that said, “Enjoy the Journey.” And I wonder, what is this fascination with the journey all about? And do we even really mean that because it seems there’s also this opposite obsession with perfection. Perfect houses with perfect fixtures. Neat handwriting. Clean hair.

The best chocolate chocolate chip cookies!

Can you seek perfection and also enjoy the journey? Aren’t both pursuits pushing us in different directions?

These are the things I ponder when making cookies. That’s the thing about highly physical tasks like adding ingredients to a bowl, stirring, and then plopping spoonfuls of dough on a cookie pan. There’s a certain level of monotony to the process that takes over that allows your thoughts to wander in all kinds of directions.

Cookies are delicious in any form, but when we're talking about 3 kinds of chocolate, some might suggest that this is the best!

That’s when I think life is a little like cookie dough. You have to be exact with some of the measurements, but there are areas within a recipe where you can cultivate some creativity.

Cookie dough is also messy, but with a little time and temperature, you can create something beautiful. And delicious.

Dark Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips

I know. They’re just cookies. My head was in deep throttle muse mode as I was making them. But I can’t help but believe there’s something a little more to it all.

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Yes. Life is like a delicious batch of cookies. It’s best when shared with others. You can quote me on that.

 

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate (I used a 70g Kallari 75% Cacao bar)
  • 2 – 3 cups dairy free dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Ladies and gentlemen, start your ovens…by heating it up to to 350F
  2. Combine 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup soy or almond milk in a microwave safe bowl, stir together, and then heat in the microwave for about 22 seconds. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Combine the softened margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until light and fluffy. That’s how life should be!
  4. Add the ground flax seed, corn starch, water, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar and just beat it…some more.
  5. Add the melted (but cooled) chocolate mixture from step two above. Beat on high again, going for the fluff.
  6. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir together until well combined. Add this to the chocolate margarine mixture and beat some more until well combined. Grate the dark chocolate bar into the batter and stir. Next, add the chocolate chips. That’s where the triple chocolate comes into play!
  7. If the dough is a little sticky, go ahead and put it in the fridge for a half an hour or so. When you’re ready, use a cookie scoop to evenly distribute cookie dough onto a cookie sheet…or just wing it if you don’t care about perfect shapes. It’s all good. However, I advise that you keep the cookie sizes about the same so they bake evenly.
  8. Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes and remove from oven to cool. Place on a wire rack to cool complete.
  9. Go ahead, try just a bite of that batter. It’s almost as amazing as the cookies!

Enjoy!

Posted 1 year ago by Marly on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 · Permalink

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18 Responses to Triple Chocolate Cookies

  1. Love your quote, it is so so true! : )

    • Thanks, Abby! I speak from experience because it is too easy for me to want to eat the whole batch of cookies myself (half in the form of dough…half in the form of baked cookies) and feel absolutely miserable afterwards. Likewise, it’s easy for me to want to think I can do everything myself…and ending up feeling similarly wretched. Life..and cookies…is better when shared!

  2. shari watson

    how much flour is used in this recipe?

    • Thanks for your comment. There was a typo at the beginning that showed the word “flour” without anything next to it. Good news is that the real flour content was listed below. That erroneous word, probably planted there by aliens who flew from the Planet Menace for the sole purpose of flubbing my fabulous day, has been deleted.

  3. I. Want. These. Cookies.

    • Me too! I say that because they are all now gone…otherwise I would rush some right over. You know I would.

  4. I want a plate of these right now purty please. Did I say please? Swoon.

  5. Ack! I got mid-way through the recipe and realized it doesn’t say how much cocoa powder…I know I speed read things, but I’m pretty sure it’s not there…

    • Never mind…I added 1/2 c cocoa powder, and the cookies were a huge hit! Yet another great recipe from you. Thanks for sharing your vegan creativity!

    • Monica. Thanks for your comment I actually didn’t put cocoa in my batch of cookies, but I love that you did! I guess now I’m going ot have to make them again and add that half cup of cocoa!

  6. These look delicious!!

  7. I love this post, great reflections. So true. And I also would love a cookie. ;)

  8. You had me at chocolate but I’m head over heels for triple chocolate!!

  9. YUMMO! These are a scrumptious reminder that chocolate comes in other forms than “cake” :)

  10. I’m so intrigued by the ACV in these. Definitely putting them on my “to try” list!

  11. So unique ingredients in this recipe. Yummy! I could use some with milk right now :)

  12. Wow, these ingredients are really unique. I love very much chocolate chip cookies. I always try to cook new recipes and enjoying cooking.

  13. Looking fabulous!

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