Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies – Our Daughter’s Cookie Exchange and Recovering From Too Much Salt in a Recipe

This triple chocolate chip cookie recipe isn’t anything I’d call nutritious, but at least they’re much better than store-bought (when you have no idea what’s in them), or recipes that call for vegetable oils (ick).  Hey, it’s Christmastime, though, right?  Nobody said we eat perfectly around here, plus I thought you might like a new yummy Christmas cookie idea.  :)

Isn’t this a cute cookie jar?

Our daughter made it in the home-economics enrichment class that she goes to once a week.  She loves baking with me and is actually becoming really good in the kitchen.  She cooks entire dinners now, too, and she’s only ten!  (Don’t worry, I’m always nearby.)  She really enjoys it and likes to watch cooking shows on the iPad, too.  (The boys aren’t into cooking so much but I still get them into the kitchen with me sometimes to learn.)

So our daughter had a cookie exchange at school, and since I’m all about using my time wisely, we made four batches in the Bosch mixer so we could freeze some.  (I still looooove my Bosch because you can make so much at once – find a Bosch here.)  We’ll take some to our friend who turns 98 Thursday (cool, huh?), and also take some to our family Christmas parties.

But then I pulled a doozie.

I put in double the salt.  I Googled it and found recipes for using a potato to soak up extra salt in recipes, but I didn’t want to risk it so I just made more.  I ended up adding two more batches to that and it came out fine, for a total of six batches of cookies.  In case you’re wondering, no, I couldn’t fit all that into the Bosch.  Four it can handle fine, but not six.  For this mess up I had to put everything in but the flour and then take out half of that batter, add in half the flour, put it in a bowl, then add the rest of the flour to the rest of the batter.  Fun times.

Just pay attention to how much salt you’re using and you’ll get along better than I did.

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

1  1/4 cup organic unbleached white flour
3/4 cup organic whole wheat flour (Sprouted flour is best)
1/2 cup organic cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 cup butter, softened
1  1/4 cup organic sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs, pastured is best
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375*F.  Stir together flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt.  In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs until creamy.  Gradually blend dry ingredients into creamed mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by tablespoons onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.  Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden.

Makes 4 dozen.

What’s your favorite Christmas cookie recipe?

Is it the old stand-bys, frosted sugar cookies?  (Who doesn’t love those?!)  Or something more unique?

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Comments

  1. Jenny says

    I pulled a salt doozie many years ago when I was dating my husband. I made a cherry pie and put salt in for the sugar in the filling. (We kept salt and sugar in almost identical tupperware containers) It was a beautiful pie, no running over, perfectly browned. Fortunately my little brother came along and stuck his finger in the pie. Mom yelled at him when he yelled how horrible that pie tasted. He kept saying” No it really is horrible. She messed something up.” Mom tasted it and discovered the salt switch. I could of cried. I love cherry pie and was looking forward to eating it. Found out later that cherry was Not my future husbands favorite pie. The things we do or don’t do when we are dating!!! Lol loved this story. Sounds so like something I would and do do. Merry Christmas!!

  2. J in VA says

    I’m glad it worked out.

    I think though I missed something here…you put in a 1 tsp rather than 1/2 tsp, right??I guess I don’t mind sea salt enough to have worried about it.

  3. Teena says

    I make oatmeal cookies with walnut, cranberry and dark chocolate. I haven’t ventured much past that. My boys help me in the kitchen (mostly eating the cookies) and it so much fun.

  4. Kelsey says

    These sound delish. We love chocolate cookies. My favorite Christmas cookie is definitely sugar cookies, but in my family they are sacred, and making them is an art. They are seriously the best sugar cookies you’ll ever eat, and topped with homemade buttercream frosting, how can you go wrong? Although if we’re talking favorite Christmas treat, it would definitely be homemade turtles (delicious homemade caramels with a pecan stuck in the center then dipped in chocolate. Amazing.). We take Christmas baking seriously around here.

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