Triple chocolate chip cookies

It’s the weekend! If you’re looking for something delicious to make this weekend, why not give these cookies a go. They are a classic, all American treat which are lovely and chewy with a slight toffee flavour from the soft brown sugar. If you don’t fancy triple chocolate chip cookies, you can always change them up for something else, such as raspberry and white chocolate, some chopped nuts, dried cranberries with grated orange zest or smarties. Experiment to find your favourite flavour combination!

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Here’s what you will need to do…

Preheat your oven to 170 degrees centigrade. Grease two large baking trays and line with greaseproof paper.

Put 225g margarine or butter in a bowl along with 350g soft light brown sugar. Using an electric hand whisk, beat the butter and sugar together until they are pale and fluffy.

Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating after each one. You should now have a lovely fluffy mixture.

Add 2 eggs, one at a time.

Add 2 eggs, one at a time.

Sift in 400g plain flour and 2.5 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda. Fold this into the mixture using a spoon, until well blended.

Now add 75g plain chocolate chips, 75g milk chocolate chips and 75g white chocolate chips. Stir these into the cookie dough until evenly distributed.

Add the three different types of chocolate chips.

Add the three different types of chocolate chips.

Stir the chocolate chips into the cookie dough.

Stir the chocolate chips into the cookie dough.

Place six spoonfuls of dough onto each baking tray. They will spread a lot in the oven so do not be tempted to put the dough balls close together or you will end up with one giant cookie. Although, that might actually be what you want!

Place six balls of dough onto each baking tray.

Place six balls of dough onto each baking tray.

Bake the cookies for approximately 12 minutes, or until golden brown and very flat. If you take them out when they are puffed up, they will not have that lovely chewy texture of classic cookies.

Cook for approximately 12 minutes.

Cook for approximately 12 minutes.

Leave on the baking trays for a couple of minutes. Then, using a palette knife, remove them from the trays and place onto a cooling rack.

Leave the cookies to cool completely.

Leave the cookies to cool completely.

Cook the rest of the dough in the same way. This mixture will make approximately 36 standard sized cookies. You can easily half the recipe if you don’t want to make quite so many.

You can also make mini cookies by using a teaspoon to scoop the mixture onto the baking trays. These would be perfect for a kids party or as a treat in their lunchbox.

Mini chocolate chip cookies.

Mini chocolate chip cookies.

Here’s a reminder of the ingredients you need for this recipe:

  • 225g margarine or butter at room temperature
  • 350g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 400g plain flour
  • 2.5 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g dark chocolate chips
  • 75g milk chocolate chips
  • 75g white chocolate chips

The completed cookies should be kept in an airtight tin.

Hope you enjoy baking these delicious cookies!

Triple chocolate chip cookies.

Triple chocolate chip cookies.

 

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