When I stepped into my mom’s kitchen last weekend the delectable aroma of baking chocolate filled the air.
My three sisters were sitting at the table drinking tea and snarfing these cookies. Mom pulled a tray of hot cookies out of the oven and innocently asked, “Would you like one?”
That was the end of my good intentions for the weekend. That one cookie become two, three and more.
Soon it was an addiction and I was secretly snitching cookies at every meal.
So it is with extreme caution that I share this recipe with you. It is complicated, with many steps, (my sister named them 4 bowl cookies- she had to do the dishes!) but trust me, it’s worth the effort.
Triple Chocolate Cookies
(Painfully copied from American’s Test Kitchen Show on PBS by my Mom)
Melt over boiling water or in microwave: 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, 7 Tablespoons butter, and 11/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips. Set aside to cool.
In a small dish mix together 2 tsp. coffee powder and 2 tsp. vanilla. Set aside.
In another bowl whisk together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt. Set aside
In mixing bowl beat together 3 large eggs and 1 cup of white sugar for 4 minutes.
Add coffee mixture and beat 20 seconds.
Add chocolate mixture and beat 30 seconds on low.
Carefully fold in the flour mixture and 1 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it set for 30 minutes at room temperature. This will thicken the dough.
Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart on parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
Bake 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Rotate cookies and bake another 6 minutes. They will look under baked when you remove them from the oven. Cool completely on the cookie sheet before removing.
Unbelievable when eaten warm from the oven! They can be frozen, if you have any left.
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen (depending on how much dough you snitched!)