Triple Chocolate Meltdown Cookies

So I began baking about 8 years ago as an outlet.  I needed a way to escape from the world and just focus on something else and cooking/baking helped A LOT.  I was writing a lot and actually found a lot of my journals from when I was growing up but cooking and baking just helped so much more.  I was able to actually then share something productive with everyone since at the time I kept my writing so private.

Now for this recipe I didn’t take as many pictures while baking since life was a bit hectic but I promise that for my recipes from now on, I will most definitely be taking a ton of pictures throughout so you can really be in on all of the fun.

I love to experiment in my kitchen.  I love looking up recipes and thinking

Now how can I make this more me?

So I start just looking through everything I have in my cabinets and all of my other baking boxes and just start experimenting things.  Honestly one day I started because I didn’t have one of the ingredients that the recipe called for so I tried something else and figured the worst that will happen is that I will have to throw these out and head out to the store.  At the time I worked from home so it didn’t bother me much to have to run out.  But then they came out so fantastic that I thought well… maybe I’m actually pretty good at this.  So I kept going.  I challenged myself to new recipes weekly.  I tried new cookies, new cupcakes, new frostings, you name it.  My boyfriend nor my neighbors ever cared though as I kept them all well fed.

I really loved it.  I loved seeing how fantastic everything came out and I loved how good I felt when people would try my baking and tell me how wonderful it tasted.  I’m not going to lie… that was definitely half the fun for me.  Sometimes if I was feeling down I would just bake just for someone to say something nice and give me a little pick me up.

Then when I moved back home and down to NJ, I was able to bake for friends, my new co-workers, my mom’s office, Ryan’s job and best of all, my kids!  Their daycare absolutely loves when I bake and bring in some for them.  I always make sure to bake enough for the kids and for the teachers as well.  I love getting pictures of them at daycare with their little faces covered in frosting because they’re loving life eating mommy’s cupcakes!

Now like I said… I slacked a bit on the pictures and since I’m rushing around to try and upgrade this site even more… I’ll add more to my story another time!  For now… here’s the recipe you’ll absolutely LOVE.

Triple Chocolate Meltdown Cookies

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup of sifted cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 package of milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 package of white chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until completely combined. Then add one egg and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix everything completely and then add the second egg and second tsp of vanilla extract.

Add the salt and baking soda (I like to dilute mine in a little bit of hot water). Then mix in the sifted cocoa powder 1/4 at a time. Then mix in the sifted flour 1/4 cup at a time.

Finally mix in all of the chocolate chips.

Then place a rounded ball of cookie dough on to your baking sheets. I use an ice cream scooper to make sure they’re even and it’s a lot easier than a spoon.

Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly before transferring the cookies! Mine are usually always done by 9 minutes exactly. Once the edges look crispy, you’re good to go!

Enjoy and let me know how yours turn out!

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