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.

Three Triple Chocolate Cookies Stacked on Each other

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!

Bird's Eye View of 3 Triple Chocolate cookies next to Milk Jar

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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Review Recipe

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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
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Chocolate Cookies with milk and dark chocolate are a dream! This easy cookie recipe comes out perfectly chewy and delicious every time. #spendwithpennies #cookierecipe #chocolatecookies #chocolatechipcookies

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  1. When I searched up Triple Chocolate cookies yours looked the best!!! CROSSING MY FINGERS IT TURNS OUT WELL AND THAT I DO IT RIGHT.5 stars

  2. After searching for triple chocolate cookie recipes, I’m definitely going to try yours. How does the almond extract affect the flavor? Is there a nuttier taste to them? Or just a more complex flavor? I never baked cookies with it and was just curious. Thanks!!

    1. In my opinion, it makes a more complex flavor, kind of like how coffee can bring out the flavor of chocolate. Let us know how it goes!!

  3. I’m not one to leave comments or reviews unless the recipe is out of this world. I am fascinated with how ooey, gooey, chewy, chocolatey, moist, melt in your mouth cookies this recipe makes! Out of this world addicting cookies. I wish I would not have prepared these because I’m/my family is doomed! This is THE cookie forever! My batch made 42 cookies 1Tbs cookies. We’re speechless. Have NEVER had anything this ridiculously phenomenal!5 stars

  4. Is the cocoa powder sweetened or unsweetened? And is the butter salted or unsalted? I look forward to trying these, thanks!

  5. Pinned and printed, these look splendid!! Thanks for yet another awesome recipe! The husbands growing muffintop, that happens to have a weakness for all things chocolate, thanks you also! Happiest of New Years to You! Only the best of all life is I wish your way!!!!