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Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Note: The wonderful Alice strikes again, selecting a fantastic cookie recipe from among Tasty Kitchen’s (almost) 20,000 recipes (wow!) and taking photos for us, step-by-step. These look so incredibly delicious.

 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

 
What exactly is a hot chocolate triple chocolate chip cookie? This cookie addict just had to find out! Browsing through all the delicious cookie recipes here on Tasty Kitchen, I was very intrigued by this creative adaptation for the traditional chocolate chip cookies. Not only does it use pre-made hot chocolate packets, it also uses three different types of chocolate chips. Now you’re speaking my love language.

Tasty Kitchen member, Alison Anderson, is the genius behind this great cookie. When you bite into the cookie, it tastes exactly like hot chocolate and a chocolate chip cookies. This is a fusion of the very best kind! So let’s get started.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

You will need butter, white and brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, hot chocolate packets, flour, baking soda, salt, and three types of chocolate chips: milk, semi-sweet, and white.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Cream the butter and sugars.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

What you’re looking for is a nice and light texture. Typically when you begin to cream butter and sugar together, the mixture is very dense.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

By beating them for a few minutes longer the dense mass transforms itself into a frosting-like (light and fluffy) texture.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Add eggs and vanilla making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix until it is well combined. The recipe calls for mixing all the dry ingredients into a bowl before adding it to the wet ingredients.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

The mixture should resemble chocolate ice cream in color and visually.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Add chocolate chips and slowly mix them in. If you have kids they will love helping with this part because they will steal chocolate chips when you’re not looking. Go ahead and let them have fun. This is the only time I will advocate stealing anything. We’re talking about chocolate here—I get it.

The recipe calls for chilling the dough for an hour. I allowed mine to chill for a little bit shorter. Chilling dough helps for a few reasons. It gives the ingredients time to come together, makes for an easier time for scooping, and also helps retain its shape when baking.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

When I bake cookies I always use a cookie scoop to form uniform dough balls. It helps for the cookies to be the same size. This way my kids don’t complain that the other one got a bigger one. If you want to avoid the ‘Mom, Suzie got a bigger cookie than I did!’ battle, do yourself a huge favor and invest in a cookie scoop. They are very inexpensive and will become one of your most valuable kitchen tools—I promise.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

The key to scooping uniformed dough balls is to make sure the scoop is packed with dough.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Like this!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Be sure to scrape the scoop alongside your mixing bowl so any excess dough is removed.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Feel free to lick and eat the batter of the beater and the scoop. It’s a baker’s reward.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Bake cookies 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Some ovens may take longer so be sure to check after the recommended times. Mine took 13 minutes.

And make sure you have a glass of milk ready when they come out of the oven.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Enjoy!

This recipe makes a lot of cookies. I cannot tell you an exact amount because I chose to freeze some of my cookie dough for a rainy day, but I’m guessing it probably makes about 4 dozen.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK member Alison Anderson (elimaxandlela).

Just for fun, I suggest adding a teaspoon of cinnamon or an additional ½ teaspoon of sea salt. The cinnamon would make it more like a Mexican hot chocolate and the hint of sea salt adds is nice because it offsets all the sweetness from the chocolate.

Thanks, Alison. My kids loved your cookie recipe!

 
 

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 30

30

Description

I decided to see what happens if you add hot chocolate mix to cookie batter. AMAZING things, that’s what.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks Salted Butter, At Room Temperature
  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar (I Like Baker's)
  • ⅔ cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla
  • 3-¼ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 4 packages (1 Oz. Packets, NOT Sugar-free) Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1-¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Each White, Milk, And Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

Preparation Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients in 3 to 4 parts, making sure all is incorporated. Fold in chips. Chill the dough for an hour or so. Use a 1/4 cup as a scoop to scoop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

 
 
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Alice Currah is the force behind Sweet Savory Life and Everyday Alice. She and her husband Rob are the proud parents of three children: Abbi, Mimi, and Elli. Alice is the winner of Saveur’s Cover Contest and is on the Forbes.com list of Eight of The Very Best Food Bloggers. She’s also a weekly writer for PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers. She’s the best-est.

 

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Sandi on 1.3.2011

This recipe is quite useless. It does not tell how much of each ingredient to use.

chocolatesgifts on 12.30.2010

they’re amazingly delicious.. weeehh.. want to try one.. really..

alex on 12.13.2010

I just made these and doubled the batch. It turned out so weird looking. When I started to mix in the eggs, it started to curdle and looked horrible. Then when I added the flour in, it started to look a little more normal, but still. The texture was weird, it seemed like it was missing a liquid of some sort.

Kate G on 9.17.2010

I made these last weekend and followed the directions closely. I don’t have a cookie scoop so I tried to just make small dough balls by hand/spoon. I checked them after 11 minutes, and they were still raw in the middle, so I just kept check a few minutes at a time. It took quite a bit of time before they were no longer gooey in the middle, but by then they were really hard and crispy. They tasted fine but were incredibly crunchy. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it an issue of the dough not spreading properly or being too cool?

It was very thick dough and I wasn’t sure if maybe that was the issue either. I want to make these again and have a softer cookie than what I had the first time around. Just looking for pointers!

karen elizabeth on 9.15.2010

Made these cookies today. The dough is very thick. I don’t have a stand mixer so I kneaded the chips in by hand. I used much less than the recommended amount and rolled the dough into “ping pong” size balls baking about 12 minutes. Sooo good. This is a keeper recipe and could easily be modified to incorporate favorite add ins.