People often ask me if I've had any cravings or what I've been craving throughout my pregnancy. I honestly haven't craved much. I was on a bit of a grapefruit kick for a few weeks earlier this winter and I tend to eat more meat than my usual, but I haven't had a consistent desire for one certain thing, which is what I was expecting. I can't even say I have a crazy sweet tooth, which I was totally expecting (but when do I turn down sweets, anyway?).
Today, I have a treat for you. A treat that will make you want to bake a treat, actually. Kristen is here to share a tasty recipe for triple chocolate cookies. Need I say more?
Hello, readers of The Goad Abode! I'm Kristen from Milo and Molly, and I have an Etsy shop of the same name. I'm really happy to be here today!
I feel really fortunate to be able to stay home with my two kids, who are three-and-a-half and one. That being said, because of that, I find that I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. My son, being that he's older, especially loves to help out in the kitchen, so I'm always trying to come up with something fun for us to make together, but easy enough to allow him to help me, which in turn helps him learn how to cook. He's already mastered cracking eggs, but his favorite part is licking the bowl, which is a necessary skill to becoming a good cook. Obviously.
One of my favorite recipes to make with him is one I got from my mother-in-law, who is the best dessert maker ever. She always has the most decadent desserts going, and there's no shortage of them. Luckily, she's happy to share the recipes. I always try to keep the basic baking ingredients on hand so we can make something whenever the mood strikes. These chocolatey cookies are a wonderful winter treat that go well with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
9 Tablespoons room temperature butter
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
2/3 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 extra large egg or 2 small eggs
1 2/3 Cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips and
2/3 cups white chocolate chips
2/3 cups walnuts or pecans if desired
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl combine butter and both sugars. Beat with wooden spoon or mixer until the mixture well combined. Add the egg to the mixing bowl and beat well, until the mixture is light and fluffy.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the large bowl. Mix until just combined. The dough will be stiff. Add the chocolate chips and nuts and mix until thoroughly combined.
Roll by tablespoons into balls and place on baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 24 cookies.
These are quick and easy and one batch makes a lot, so I end up keeping some out and then freezing the rest. They are excellent when reheated in the microwave for a few seconds, too. You can also change up what you add to them- sometimes I do dark chocolate instead of semisweet, or not add the nuts. They do get crumbly pretty quickly, though, so make sure you double-Ziploc bag them or put them in a sealed container. I hope you'll give them a try, and I hope you'll come by and say hi!