Saturday, December 27, 2008

Craving Ellie in my Belly- Triple Chocolate Cookies

This weeks Craving Ellie in my Belly recipe- Triple Chocolate Cookies, was chosen by Gabi of The Feast Within. I made these along with a few other cookies and sent them on Christmas plates, so I don't really have too much of a review. They weren't very pretty to look at, but the family member who got to taste one, said they were good. Plus they are on the lighter side, which is always nice at this time of year. I won't bore you with anything else- hope you had a Merry Christmas and continue to have a great holiday!
Triple Chocolate Cookies from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour, or regular whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
2 oz good-quality dark chocolate, coarsley chopped
2 oz milk chocolate, coarsley chopped
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 vanilla.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cocoa, and salt, if using. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Stir in both chocolates and, if desired, the pecans, and mix well. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto a ungreased cooke sheet. Bake until the cookies are just set, about 12 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool. Store the cookies at room temperature in an airtight container, where they will keep for up to 4 days.

Up Next- Tropical Muffins


Marie Rayner said...

Those look really good Mary Ann!! I can't believe they are healthy, but I know they must be if they come from Ellie's book!

The Blonde Duck said...

The cookies look great! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

~~louise~~ said...

Triple chocolate anything has to be GREAT!

Thanks for sharing, Mary Ann...

Peggy said...

I haven't made these yet. I'm in awe that you have time to cook! Hope you had a great holiday.

Pamela said...

I just got the book for Christmas and saw this recipe. They look good to me!

What's for Supper? said...

Great job Mary Ann. These were quite chocolatey!

Cathy said...

These look great, Mary Ann! I wish I made them, but there was that whole nervous breakdown thing right before Christmas (LOL!) and I just didn't get to them. Looking forward to the chocolate cherry scones, though! I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Gabi said...

Yours look great- I thought they were good, chewy and chocolately- if I wasn't trying to get rid of all of the goodies around my house I'd make some more. :)