Easy Triple Chocolate Cookies

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Chocolate Cookies are one of my favorites (along with the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies). They’re thick, soft and chewy with a triple load of chocolate for absolute perfection in every bite!

The use of both shortening and butter brings these easy cookies to the perfect consistency, soft and buttery with a tiny bit of a chewy texture.

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These cookies come out of the oven perfectly amazing!  They are thick and soft with a slightly chewy texture …  and completely loaded with chocolate flavor!

Using Shortening & Butter

Here are a few of my favorite tips to make cookies soft and chewy:

  • Use both shortening and butter:
    • Of course, butter adds flavor and keeps these delicious cookies soft.
    • Shortening helps keep these cookies thick and chewy.
  • Do not overbake
    • Bake these until the edges are set and a tiny bit browned but not dark.
  • Eat them fast
    • These will stay soft and chewy for a few days but if you’re planning on keeping them longer than that, I’d suggest freezing them.
    • Keep them in a tightly sealed container (after cooling completely)
    • If you keep them too long and need to soften them, about 10-15 seconds in the microwave will make them taste oven fresh again!

Triple Chocolate Cookies on a white board

Optional Additions

I love the double dose of chocolate. Milk chocolate is really creamy while semi-sweet chocolate chips add a rich chocolate flavor. You can substitute your favorite add-ins:

  • Pecans or walnuts
  • Peanut butter chips
  • White chocolate chips and macadamia nuts

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5 from 10 votes
Review Recipe

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Holly Nilsson
These Chocolate Cookies are thick soft and chewy with a triple load of chocolate! These will quickly become your favorite chocolate cookies ever!


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs , room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

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  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, & salt. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, and extracts until fluffy. Mix in flour mixture.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop 1 tablespoon per cookie onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 9-11 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 251, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 104mg, Potassium: 101mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 160IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1.5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Triple Chocolate Cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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