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‘5 Star’ Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you love chocolate & cookies, you're in the right place. My Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe comes right from my Michelin-star background!
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies on a baking sheet.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

WHAT YOU GET IN THIS RECIPE: A literal Michelin-starred chocolate cookie that, when baked to perfection, will be the best thing you’ve ever eaten.

I used to bake these triple chocolate chip cookies when I was working in a Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco — and I never ate one the entire time I was there, even though I baked them off fresh daily. I knew the damage they would do; if I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop.

On my last day, I ate two. 

These cookies are almost indescribable (there’s no word that means both heavenly and addicting, is there?). They are basically brownies masquerading as cookies; they’re wonderfully chocolately and have the most incredible, chewy texture. When they’re baking, the smell alone is enough to send you over the edge!

A close up of the pools of chocolate in my chocolate cookie recipe.

What Type Of Chocolate To Use

This is not your typical chocolate chip (or chunk) cookie. Instead of chocolate chips, which hold their shape while baking, you should use a good quality chocolate bar, chopped up, so you get pools of melted chocolate throughout your cookies. If that isn’t your thing, be sure to see my 50+ cookie recipes here

As for the chocolate cookie itself, be sure to use a high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder. When it comes to baking, it’s best always to use unsweetened cocoa powder instead of sweetened, also called “sweet ground chocolate,” because you’ll have a better understanding of how much sugar you are adding to your recipe. And definitely don’t use cocoa mix — it is not the same! 

Age Your Dough

You can bake your cookies right after you finish the dough, but if you allow your dough to age, you’ll get a better-tasting cookie. 

Letting your dough age helps develop the flavor. When the dough is chilling, it dries out slightly, concentrating the flavors of the ingredients. Aging your dough also changes the texture, and you’ll get a gooey-er texture that keeps the dough from spreading while baking.

You can store your raw dough for up to 3 days in your refrigerator and bake when you’re ready.

A grid of triple chocolate chip cookies.

Don’t Forget The Creaming Method

Why do you need to cream your butter and sugar together for cookies? It’s actually very important — and here’s our in-depth article as to why!

Tools You Need To Make Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Use quality products, including chocolate, cocoa powder, and butter.
  • Be sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature before making your dough.
  • Age your dough. Make and hold your cookie dough in the fridge before baking for better flavor and texture in your cookies.
  • Don’t use chocolate chips. Instead, use a chopped chocolate bar. Chocolate chips hold their shape; if you use a bar, your chocolate will pool and melt just like mine.
  • To get a crinkle on top of your cookie, bang your pan two times on the countertop straight away after you remove it from the oven. This will also help the chocolate to pool.
  • You can store the raw cookie dough in your refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze it for 2 months.

Melting chocolate in a cookie.

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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

4.82 from 11 votes
If you love chocolate & cookies, get excited! My Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe comes right from my Michelin-star background!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 37 cookies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
If you love chocolate & cookies, get excited! My Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe comes right from my Michelin-star background!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 37 cookies

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (6oz/170g) butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup (6oz/170g) granulated sugar
  • cup (4oz/115g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) bittersweet chocolate (melted and cooled )
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (2oz/57g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups (9oz/255g) milk chocolate chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two (18 x 13-inch) cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together with a wooden spoon until soft and light in color.
  • Slowly add the molasses and the cooled melted chocolate.
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time until well combined.
  • Next, sift over the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and mix to form your dough.
  • Lastly, fold in the chocolate chunks until evenly distributed. (at this point you can chill your raw dough for up to 3 days or freeze it up to 2 months)
  • Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out a heaped tablespoon of dough and roll into balls. Leave some space between the cookies as they spread during baking.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Don’t be tempted to bake for longer. When these cookies are perfectly baked they are like a brownie on the inside.
  • Once cooled store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Sulashna Singh
Sulashna Singh
3 months ago

Hi Gemma. Can I substitute honey for the molasses, or what do you suggest? Thanks

Priscilla
Priscilla
2 months ago

OK, my baking students…ages 12-16… absolutely loved theses treats I supplied last night. It’s rare that everyone comments on the treats given before we start class. Thanks.. it’s obviously a keeper.

Pam
Pam
2 months ago

These cookies are AMAZING have made 3 batches in the last month, I am not a big cookie eater but these are soooo good, The first two times I did leave them in the fridge for a couple of days. Yesterdays batch I just left a couple of hours and I must say that the longer time produced a much better cookie. Now I need to cut down on everything else before my health check up in a couple of weeks.

Reina
Reina
3 months ago

Hi Gemma,

They only sell dutch process cocoa powder in my country. Will this recipe still work?

Nory
Nory
3 months ago

Can i substitute molasses with liquid glucose?

Barbara
Barbara
3 months ago

Hi is molasses the same as black treacle in the uk?

Desiree Martin
Desiree Martin
3 months ago

Recipe looks absolutely yummy, my question is can nuts be added to this recipe?

Susan Montauk
Susan Montauk
3 months ago

Hi Gemma. This looks fabulous but I have one question. It states “ you can chill up to 3 days” but it doesn’t say if you NEED to chill at all before baking. ?

Rita Verma
Rita Verma
3 months ago

Hi Gemma, this recipe seems perfect but I wont be able to get molasses Any substitute?

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