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.
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!
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
More Cookie Recipes
- Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies – Crazy easy.
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – My husband’s favorite cookie!
- Easy Sugar Cookies
- Funfetti Cookies – Kids love these!
- No Bake Chocolate Cookies – No Nuts (or peanuts)
- Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies – Perfection. Nothing else to say.
Easy Triple Chocolate Cookies
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter softened
- ½ cup vegetable shortening
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups flour
- ⅔ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 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 provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Adapted from AllRecipes
My oh my!! This recipe is one for the books! Creamed butter, shortening and sugars for 5 minutes till pale and fluffy before adding eggs and extracts. Mixed in the rest of the ingredients and chilled dough for about 2 hours. Shaped cold dough into 2 ounce balls for bakery sized cookies and baked for 12-13 minutes. Absolute perfection! Love the touch of almond extract for depth of flavor. Thank you for sharing this decadent recipe.
Have not made these but this looks delish! Use your recipes all of the time.
Can you substitute 1/2 cup butter for the vegetable shortening?
I have only made this recipe as written Frances. It would change the texture and taste to substitute butter in place of the shortening. Let us know if you try it!
i love your recipes
Fantastically delicious! Turned out exactly as advertised. Like Lay’s potato chips–hard to eat just one :)
These cookies are absolutely delicious. They turned out perfectly. Thank you for sharing your recipe
You’re so very welcome Andrea!
These cookies are off the hook!! Honestly – the best cookies I’ve probably made in my 45 years of life. I added 1 tsp of cornstarch and used a mix of dark and milk chocolate chips. I also added in 1 tsp of peanut butter inside some. They came out SO puffy and beautiful – and super soft and chewy, even the day after! Whomever said theirs came out flat might have done something incorrectly. This recipe is legit! A++++++++
So happy they worked out for you! Thanks for sharing.
Cookies were delicious but came out a little flat
Sorry to hear that Holly. Was your baking soda fresh? Or possibly too little flour? You can check out our how to measure flour guide for assistance :)
When I searched up Triple Chocolate cookies yours looked the best!!! CROSSING MY FINGERS IT TURNS OUT WELL AND THAT I DO IT RIGHT.
I hope you love them Emily!
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!!
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!!
You didnt even give the measireme ts one can use to make the pumpkin pumpkin, chocolate chip cookies.
This recipe does not contain pumpkin.
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!
I am so glad you enjoyed these Laylani! They are one of my favorites too!
Is the cocoa powder sweetened or unsweetened? And is the butter salted or unsalted? I look forward to trying these, thanks!
Unsweetened cocoa powder and unsalted butter. :)
Can you make these as pan/bar cookies? I know that’s the lazy way to make cookies, LOL, but my back says yes!
I haven’t tried this as bars. If you try it, please let us know how it works out.
You had me at triple chocolate!!!
I assume the shortening is mixed with the bytter and sugar?
Yes, thank you! Updated.
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!!!!
Thank you Teri! Happy New Year to you too!