Triple Chocolate Cookies

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness!  Enjoy!

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness! Enjoy!So technically it’s Spring.  It doesn’t feel like Spring yet, but Spring is coming.  At least that’s what I hear!  Soon enough, the apple trees in the backyard will start to bud and bloom.  The snows will all melt away.  I might venture outside in something other than a ginormous ski jacket.  Yup, warmer weather is coming, friends!  And with that brings the For Sale signs on houses all around the neighborhood.

Back in Atlanta, we actually bought our house in November.  Most of the leaves were done and the plants weren’t in bloom, so the yard wasn’t the prettiest.  But that made the Spring fun since we didn’t know what to expect.  But once we moved up to upstate New York, we purchased this house in the Spring.  I totally get it, too.  The winter isn’t exactly the most attractive time of the year to put your house on the market.  Plus, who wants people tromping through your house in snow boots?  #NotMe

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness! Enjoy!One of our good friends is looking to buy a house soon, and he’s hoping the Spring brings a bunch of new houses to the market here in our area.  So far, the pickings have been pretty slim.  But I’m pulling for him to find a house here soon…and with some luck, maybe it will be near us!  Have you guys bought/sold houses?  It’s not a fun process at all.  It’s emotional.  It’s exhausting.  But the new beginnings side can also be kinda fun in a way.

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness! Enjoy!For me, one of the strangest parts about selling a house is the whole staging thing.  In Atlanta, we literally packed up probably 1/3 of our stuff and put it in boxes in the garage.  We had little baskets in the bathroom with rolled up hand towels and various soaps.  We never had that stuff before!  We cleared off most of the books in our bookcases and hid the general clutter in the den.  Oh, and we shoved the dog bowls in the cabinet before each showing.  I guess the goal is to make the house not feel too personal and “lived in”…and it worked!  It didn’t look like our house at all, but the darned thing sold.

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness! Enjoy!Another trick for selling a house?  Light a candle or bake a batch of cookies right before a showing!  (Yeah, as if you have time to stop and bake cookies when the realtor calls and says they’ll be there in 30 minutes…)  For real, though, good smells make people happy.  And the smells of these Triple Chocolate Cookies will make people very happy.  Trust me!

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness! Enjoy!I used 3 different types of chocolate in these bad boys, and I also added some chopped pecans in there for fun, too.  Mainly because I love chopped pecans in cookies.  Are you guys fans of nuts in cookies?  The base of these Triple Chocolate Cookies is amazing!  It’s almost like a chewy brownie…just in cookie form.  Then just stir in some semisweet chocolate chips + white chocolate chips, and you’ve got yourself one amazing cookie.  I don’t know about you, but I’d buy a house if I walked in for a showing and smelled these Triple Chocolate Cookies.  (Ok, maybe I’m not that easily persuaded…but it’s close!)

Here’s to warmer weather and the Spring…and may it arrive soon!  Cheers!

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness! Enjoy!

Triple Chocolate Cookies

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness!  Enjoy!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • {optional} ⅔ cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Using a double boiler or a small heatproof bowl set over a pot of gently simmering of water, melt chocolate until smooth. Set chocolate aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, using a medium bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; stir until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together sugar, brown sugar and butter for 2-3 minutes on medium speed. Add eggs and egg yolk; mix for 2-3 minutes, or until mixture is light pale in color. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla; mix until just combined. Finally, add dry ingredients, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and pecans (optional); stir until just combined.
  • Roll 2 Tbsp of cookie dough into a ball and place on prepared cookie sheet. Gently flatten ball with palm of hand. Repeat with remaining dough, leaving 1½” in between cookies.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes, or until edges of cookies just begin to turn crispy. Let cool before removing from cookie sheets.

These Triple Chocolate Cookies feature 3 types of chocolate for triple the deliciousness! Enjoy!

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24 Comments

  1. We moved during the winter and it was AWFUL!! The week we moved we had a super cold spurt and we lost all of our house plants!! It definitely is an emotional and busy time. I think hubby lost weight and everything! I remember when we first started to pack, everything was put away all neat and by the end, it was just thrown in bags, lol 😀
    Now, these cookies! They sounds fabulous! Love all the chocolate and pecans; nothing like fresh cookies right out of the oven all melty and warm. Ha. Now I want cookies! P.S. Good luck to your friend house hunting 🙂 !!

    1. Oh my gosh…moving during the winter is so hard! And we totally lost all of our houseplants when we moved up here to NY, too! We tried to trim them back before leaving, but they just didn’t make the trip. I was SO bummed about that one, Dawn. But then again, a good warm chocolate chip cookie can solve a lot of problems, right? 🙂 Thank you so much…I hope you and the hubby had a great weekend!

  2. Weirdly I haven’t had chocolate cookies in a while. I don’t know why but that the truth. Did you say 3 types of chocolate? I hope your friend finds a house near you. That would be fun. I purchased a home with my ex-boyfriend 4 years ago, we bought it in August, it was a stressful situation, and we argued the entire time, so the memories of the purchase and the move isn’t that great. After were settle we were euphoric for a couple of years, but I think the stress of it all was a little too much for him. I’m working with stagers to promote my lamps. The house we purchased was staged beautifully. Good staging can sell a house. I’ve heard of the baking cookies trick, sadly I’ve never been to an open house where there had fresh cookies, sounds delicious.

    1. Ugh…moving is always such a stressful time! From the packing to unpacking and selling to buying, there are just so many stressful points in there. But in the end, it all hopefully works out for the better, right? That’s why warm chocolate chip cookies are a requirement for moves! 🙂 Ooo…and good idea about working with stagers to promote your lamps! (Also, I didn’t realize that stagers was a business in and of itself. We just did it ourselves. Pretty cool though!) Thanks, Mary!

  3. It doesn’t feel like spring in your area? Weird, David! We’ve been having it already. Technically, I should say “We already had it”. Two says ago, there wasn a beautiful spring say with the temperature 14C above zero. Then, within few hours, it just plummeted to almost 15C below zero. So right now we’re still enjoying the refreshing winter weather. And talking about houses, there are two being sold in our area at this moment. Do you think your friend would consider Toronto area?:) These cookies are fantastic. Triple chocolate. Triple happiness. Triple calories. I think making cookies for open house events isn’t a common thing in Canada. Perhaps, I should provide some baking servises to the local realtors. Do you think lavender cookies won’t scare potential buyers?:)

    1. Haha…I totally get the wacky weather lately! We set an all-time record for high temperature in the winter earlier this year (February I think), but then it got cold again. I’m ready for Spring, darn it! So I’m not sure if my friend would consider Toronto. I mean Toronto is an awesome city…but that would be one heck of a morning commute! 🙂 I’m thinking you should absolutely link up with realtors to bake fresh cookies for open houses. I mean you might even convince a new lavender friend to move into your neighborhood!

  4. Hi David. There is nothing better upon walking into a house to smell freshly baked (or baking) cookies, cake or bread. It is a common thing that house stagers use. I have owned six houses over the years; bought my first at 21 and this one is my last. The longer you live in a house the more you accumulate, as I realized when we moved here from MI. I had lived in that house for 25 years so you can imagine how much “accumulation” I had to sort through. I think cookies are in my game plan for the weekend.

    1. Oh my gosh, I totally 100% understand the accumulation thing. Laura and I were just talking about this recently. We were tossing around the idea of moving to get a bit more space, but then we realized that we’ll always just accumulate stuff to fit whatever space we have. I hope you and Gary had an awesome, cookie-filled weekend, Dorothy! 🙂

  5. Great tips on home selling, David! 🙂 Seriously, who wouldn’t want to buy a home when the scent of these cookies hit them!?

    Reading through the ingredients, these cookies mean business. 1/2 cup of flour – these are ALL about the chocolate. And I love chocolate, the darker and richer the better, so these will happen soon in our house!

    1. I totally agree, Marissa…I mean chocolate chips cookies always make me happy! These cookies seriously are for real…and they are delicious! That’s my go-to chocolate cookie base, and I just added in some chips + nuts for fun this time. 🙂 I hope these become a favorite in your house, too!

  6. You bet I’d buy a house if I walked in and smelled these Triple Chocolate Cookies – I mean TRIPLE chocolate – and with the (not-optional) pecans – so mouthwatering!
    What a lovely surprise that first spring must have been in y’alls Atlanta home. Spring is in full swing (THIS week) here in the Atl, keeping my fingers crossed we don’t go back to Winter, like we did last week! I’ve sold 1 house and bought 2 so far – though those numbers might be changing soon depending on Lil Shashi! Awhile back though, when I was househunting, I remember walking into a house where the sellers’ realtor had popped in early and baked a bunch of tollhouse cookies – I gotta say it sure made the house feel inviting – though I didn’t end up buy it – I mean it wasn’t these cookies, after all 😉
    Here’s hoping y’all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll try and fan some of this warm weather we are having here y’alls way!

    1. Oh my gosh, I am so jealous that Spring is in full swing down there, Shashi. One of my favorite things about Spring is actually going and walking around nurseries and seeing/smelling all of the plants. It just puts me in such a good mood! 🙂 And as far as the cookies and the house trick, I say keep this recipe up your sleeve for when you sell that house and move up to be my neighbor! Haha! I’ll have another batch of these bad boys waiting for you on this end.

  7. What a nice tip but I also agree with your point that you cannot make these when the realtor is at your doorstep. But you can always serve a few of these already baked cookies and entice your prospective buyers with its aroma. And of course, I completely agree with you that good smells make people happy. 🙂 BTW lovely cookies David!!!

    1. Yes! Good smells (particularly when those smells are associated with chocolate chip cookies) always put people in a good mood. I mean who can be mad when there are warm chocolate chip cookies in front of you?? 🙂 Thanks so much, Puja! I hope you had a great weekend!

  8. I would definitely appreciate freshly baked cookies if I was checking out a house – I think it would make me feel like a fellow baker/cook lives there & treats their kitchen well or something! Not to mention that I just like cookies.

    Buying my house was a bit of a crazy situation: We lived 10 hours away and drove in for the weekend and saw around 30 houses, then immediately put in an offer for it & it was accepted. When we moved in, we only had only seen the house once for about 20 minutes! I kept saying, “Are we nuts for doing it like this??” but it’s worked out pretty well so far & hopefully it’ll work out in our advantage when we sell it!

    1. Exactly! I mean the warm cookie thing is just a trick, but it totally works. It’s hard to be in a bad/grumpy mood when you smell warm chocolate chip cookies, am I right?? Oh my gosh…30 houses in a weekend? That’s insane! But I’m so glad it has worked out for you guys. I’m thinking you needed a batch of warm cookies after looking at 30 houses that quickly though. Haha! 🙂

  9. The first time I sold a house, it was just as the real estate bubble was really soaring, before the great recession. The realtor came out to take pictures of it, and while she was in her office, getting ready to list it, one of the other realtors said she knew someone who’d love that house, and I sold it for asking price the next morning. It never even got listed. So, my advice for selling a house is do it in 2005.

    1. Haha…great advice, Jeff! My housing experiences have all come after the bubble, so it’s been a bit of a different scenario. And that’s why chocolate chip cookies should always be involved!

  10. omg that is genius- Bake cookies prior to a viewing. Saying that, houses in Australia are going like WILDFIRE- As in, people are dying to get a house, houses which would have sold for 200k could easily go for half a million or even higher!

    One type of chocolate is good but three? count me in!

    1. Say what!?! Sounds like we need to be selling a house in Australia these days. It also sounds like the U.S. about 10 years ago…and then the ‘bubble’ burst and it got ugly. That’s why cookies are required for all things house-related. Heck, cookies are required for all things life-related! 🙂

    1. Exactly! Cookies just put people in a good mood…and they make you think of home. But you’re totally right there, Kathy. If I can smell freshly baked cookies, but I’m not allowed to eat them then things get a bit ugly. Haha!

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