Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Baking Day - Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Having nothing sweet to munch on with my tea (I purged my cupboards of junk yesterday in hopes of sticking to new years resolutions), I decided to make a batch of cookies. I justified said baking because I will send some in with my husband to work tomorrow. But I'm not going to lie, they were just as much for me.

This is just a small adaptation of my Aunt Jeanette's Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, our family's favourite. The small adaptation? Why use chocolate chips when you can use chunks of three different kinds of chocolate - good chocolate?
So, here we go.

- Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies -

In a large bowl, add all of the following ingredients together and mix, with hands, until combined.
This is for a double batch which makes about 2 1/2 dozen large cookies.

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. Crisco* shortening
1 c. Crisco oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups of chopped chocolate (any kind or use the same amount of chips).

* Crisco is just the recommended brand. Use any you may have but in my opinion, it gives the crispest, yet still crumbly and moist texture.

These are a few things that really make the difference I think:
Good quality, pure vanilla extract, Crisco shortening and oil, farm fresh eggs, cream of tartar, and of course, good quality baking chocolate.

Mix all the ingredients together in the bowl, with your hands. Use an cookie scoop for equal sized cookies. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet with no parchment paper (this makes them crisp), and bake at 350' for about 12 minutes until nice and golden.

Of course, sampling the cookie dough is a must!


  1. Maria!
    I just realized you are from Niagara on your Balls Falls post!
    I am originally from Grimsby, but now live in Welland, Ontario!
    Small world!
    I love your blog, and now I'm extra thrilled to know you!

    Your cookies look fabulous!

    I think I've littered your blod's recent posts with comments...and loitered long enough......until next time!

    Come by and visit my blog! I'll be sure to leave the 'screen' door open for you! lol

    Ciao Bella!
    Creative Carmelina


  2. hi again ;)

    the cookies look GORGEOUS!! they'd be a perfect good-night-snack right now (as it is already 10:30 pm over here...) ;-)

    thanks for the recipe!


  3. These sound delicious! I will have to give them a try, wish I already had some made right about now :)

  4. Yammie cookies !!!

  5. I will be trying these! You have a beautiful blog and I can't wait to see it all!
    Stay warm up there,
    Hugs to you,

  6. I think I just gained 40 pounds looking a them. Holy cow I am going to have to make these.

  7. Oh My Gosh!!! I am SOOO hungry right now :)


  8. Hi, from Halton Region, in southern Ontario. I have stopped by before, but didn't realize your were from around here. What a pleasant surprise. Your cookies look delicious. I have a favourite chocolate chip recipe, but I am definitely going to try this one. Your photos are lovely too.

  9. Mmmm... I love chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chunk are even better! Thanks for sharing your family recipe, Maria... and of course you have to sample the cookie dough... it's a must when baking cookies! ;-)
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
    ~ Jo :)


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