Friday, February 26, 2010

Triple Chocolate Cookies - more good stuff from Ellie Krieger!

This recipe comes from my favorite food guru, Ellie Krieger.  She's the one to count on when you want something that seems decadent but carries a (sometimes undetectable) nutritional punch.  Here we have a basic drop cookie that incorporates cocoa powder as well as dark and milk chocolates. This recipe's use of quality nutritional ingredients gives you a cookie packed with antioxidants, fiber, and nutrition.  If you don't tell anyone how good they are for you, they'll never know!  If you want to keep some in your cookie jar for a while, tell them they're "healthy" cookies and you just might be able to stowe some away for yourself!

Triple Chocolate Cookies


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate (2 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate (2 ounces)
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, optional


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mash together the butter and sugars with a fork until well combined. Add the oil and egg and beat until creamy. Mix in the vanilla.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cocoa powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and the pecans and mix well. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool. 

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