Friday, October 3, 2008

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes nothing will do but chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. When you're trying to eat healthy, this can be a problem. I suppose the only real healthy option when eating chocolate would be one single ounce of dark chocolate. Great for the antioxidants, not so great for actually satisfying that craving.

I tried Ellie Krieger's recipe for triple chocolate cookies recently and while I still prefer the full force, butter-filler cookies I normally make, these ones are a great substitution when I'm trying to be good. I never thought 1 tablespoon of batter would make a big enough cookie, but one or two of these guys and my chocolate craving is satisfied.

Triple Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from The Food You Crave
by Ellie Krieger

Makes 20 - 24 cookies
(depending on how much batter you eat)

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
1 t vanilla bean paste
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 t kosher flake salt
2 oz 62% dark chocolate, chopped
2 oz 72% dark chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 350*
Blend the butter and sugar together using the paddle attachment. When light and fluffy, add the oil, egg and vanilla and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, sift together the flours, cocoa and salt and add to the butter mixture in stages. Stir in the chopped chocolate and place the batter in 1 tablespoon scoops on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes and let cool slightly on a rack before enjoying!


HangryPants said...

"Makes 20 - 24 cookies
(depending on how much batter you eat)"

Soooo true. I definitely eat the batter!

You have such good recipe, I can't wait to read more. I am going to the gnocci next!

Meg said...

This sounds like my kind of recipe! I think I would have to pull myself away from the batter because I am sure it is quite good!

Fitness Foodie said...

Cannot resist that title. They look and sound great.

Alexa said...

I like to think of chocolate as healthy since it's loaded with antioxidants. :-) This cookie recipe looks delicious and so worth trying.

La Bella Cooks said...

I haven't tried this recipe yet from her book but they look like they turned out great. I also sneak quite a load from the batter bowl from time to time! That is the best part about making cookies.

rachel said...

There you go again- posting a recipe that is making me positively drool. I love that you used whole wheat flour.

Maria said...

Triple chocolate? You are killing me here. These look amazing!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Found you from Kristen's blog -- so glad to discover you on a day when you've made chocolate cookies!

Angelica said...

Lovely cookies! I'm in a chocolatey part of life at the moment, and these cookies look just great!
Lovely blog, by the way!

Anonymous said...

OK - when can I come over to snatch one of these cookies? They look GREAT!

Sandie said...

Waving hello! Just popped over from Dine & Dish and wanted you to know I LOVE how you came up with the name for your blog---it makes perfect sense (and I'm in total agreement about striking that balance)!

Hope your adopter/adoptee match brings you lots of new ideas, and I wish you many days of blogging success.

Now...time for some of these chocolate cookies! They look fabulous!

Jenny said...

Love Love Love chocolate cookies, yours look great. Can't wait to try these!

Erica said...

First off, fabulous blog with incredible photos! I love your description in your profile of your struggles with producing delicious but healthy food. Its something I constantly struggle with as well! Its def very easy to make delicious food (thats really bad for you) and healthy food (that tastes like poop) haha. Ellie Krieger is incredible! I wish they had more healthy based cooking shows on the food network! I am going to add you to my favorites!