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Triple Chocolate Cookies

La Vie Piquant

La vie piquant—the spicy life!  Everyday is filled with “piquant” moments that are pleasantly stimulation of exciting to the mind.  Whether it is in the form of food, style, design, love, entertaining, or any other inspiring idea or tangible object, “it” should be celebrated!  Here I will be sharing with you simple, beautiful, realistic, doable, and truly re-creatable recipes, entertaining ideas, and home décor pizzazz that will help you interject a little bit of “piquant” into your life – after all, we only live once.  Join me in living la vie piquant!

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Marc J. Sievers

Developing new recipes allows me the opportunity to experiment with all kinds of ingredients.  Whether they are from my local grocery store, a gourmet food shop, or even an ethnic market, the possibilities and combinations are endless.  Sometimes navigating your way down the aisles and seeing the amount of variety there is when it comes to brands, packaging, and price (we have all had those “YIKES!” moments), can be a bit overwhelming.  Usually when I am testing a recipe that has a star ingredient, like chocolate, I go straight for the best quality I can find but still in my price range.  The outcome – my Triple Chocolate Cookies – so incredibly luxurious in both texture and taste that I have had to stop keeping some of the ingredients in the house because I can’t stop making (and ultimately eating!) them.

These cookies are filled with rich Pernigotti Cocoa Powder, Guittard Milk Chocolate Chips, and French Président Butter.  While most of my posts and recipes encourage you to shop at your local grocery, this recipe is one I highly recommend you splurge on these few ingredients.  If your local grocery doesn't have these particular brands, you can easily find them online and have them shipped directly to you, even the butter


Triple Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients (makes 12 cookies)

  • Flour – 1 cup, all-purpose
  • Cocoa Powder – ¾ cup, unsweetened, Pernigotti recommended 
  • Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda – ¼ teaspoon
  • Sea Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Dark Brown Sugar – 1 ½ cups, lightly packed
  • Milk Chocolate Chips – 1 cup, Guittard recommended
  • Unsweetened Baking Chocolate – 4 ounces, finely chopped
  • Butter – 1 stick, unsalted, at room temperature, Président (or another European-style) recommenced
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Eggs – 3, extra-large, at room temperature
  • Vanilla – 2 teaspoons, pure extract

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa power.  Set aside.
  2. In another medium bowl whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, honey, and vanilla until there are no lumps from the brown sugar.  Set aside.
  3. In a small microwave safe bowl add the butter and unsweetened chopped chocolate.  Microwave on half power for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally until just melted and smooth.
  4. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until completely combined.
  5. Toss the chocolate chips in the flour mixture.  Fold the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture.  Allow the dough to rest for exactly 20 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Line a single baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Using a 2 ¼-inch scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  Only 6 cookies will fit per baking sheet, per baking cycle. 
  8. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes until just set, rotating the sheet tray once halfway through baking time.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.  Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.  Repeat above steps to finish baking the other 6 cookies.

Idea: These cookies can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce drizzled over top – a truly decedent treat!

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