Alright folks, Valentines Day is just around the corner (literally…do you realize that it’s NEXT Tuesday!), so I figured it was time to introduce everyone to my ultimate triple chocolate cookies. What makes a triple chocolate cookie you may wonder? Well, there’s cocoa powder, standard…some chocolate chips, check…but then, oh yes, then, there is also a literal bowl full of melted chocolate. They’ve got a nice crisp crust, hiding a chewy, almost brownie like center, and studded with chocolate chips. Ultimate, I tell you, ultimate. I made these last week so that Bo could take them to work, but apparently they never made it out of his car (greedy little bugger).
There’s a lot more to this post though then just the cookies themselves. I’ve been lucky enough to be chosen as part of the OXO Blogger Outreach Program. This means that from time to time I get a couple of products, for free, to test out and blog about if I so choose. There’s no compensation (outside of the free product itself), and I’m not asked to say anything specific about the products. Did I mention that they don’t just send one item? They send two: one for me to try, and one for me to give away.
I received two Be A Good Cookie spatulas, but I was waiting for the right time to use and post about them. See, they aren’t just any spatulas. They’re OXO’s way of baking a difference into the lives of children fighting pediatric cancer.
This just got really heavy for a cookie post, and I know that, but I beg you: stick with me.
The spatula that you’ll see was developed as a way to raise awareness and money for a charity started by two OXO employees, inspired by their sons battle with pediatric cancer. They created the Cookies For Kids Cancer charity, encouraging people to host a bake sale, buy some cookies, or purchase the spatuala in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
25% of children diagnosed with pediatric cancer do not survive. Let that sink in for a second, and if you’re a Mom like me, try to not let it make you feel sick to your stomach.
Now, I know that you were expecting a give-away, but you won’t really see one in this post, though it did happen. You see, this hits closer to home then I would have liked it to. Our neighbor has two beautiful, charming, sweet, funny boys who are absolute dolls to my Oliver. Their oldest son, Joey, was diagnosed with cancer in his shoulder a few years ago, and thank goodness, right now everything is looking good. But this incredible boy, and his family, have been through hell these past years. I wanted to give it to them, along with some cookies. I knew you wouldn’t mind, and I knew that they would appreciate it.
For more information on the charity and how you can get involved, visit:
I know that we all have lots of spatulas cluttering up drawers in our kitchen, but how about the next time you’re going over to someone’s house for dinner, you bake up a batch of cookies and pick up the spatula as a hostess gift instead of a bottle of wine.
50% of profits from the spatula go directly to pediatric cancer research, and you can find it online at amazon.com, or in-store at Bed Bath and Beyond. The site had more information and a store locator.
Alright, lets get to the cookies!
Oliver wanted to help today. First thing he did: claim the cookie spatula as his, lol.
Second thing he did was start picking chocolate chips out of the bowl and eating them. On that note, get your semi-sweet chocolate chips in a bowl and melt them. I do this in the microwave, it takes about 3 minutes. When it looks like most are melted but some aren’t, just stir it for a minute to melt the rest.
In a large bowl, put the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
Whisk it together. This would have been done faster if Oliver wasn’t trying to watch TV at the same time.
Silly Mommy. We forget his cooking hat. Once he reminded me of this and got it on he was much more focused, lol.
Sorry, I just can’t help myself from posting pictures of him helping.
Perfect! (ok, so maybe I gave it a quick whisk too).
Here’s the melted chocolate.
Wait, where’d my helper go?
He seems to have left something behind…
In a second large bowl, put the white sugar, brown sugar, and butter.
Beat them well.
Add the eggs and vanilla.
Give it another good beating.
Beat in the melted chocolate.
Now add the chocolate mixture to the flour mixture.
Beat it in well, but be warned, this is a very stiff dough.
Add the milk chocolate chips (or what ever kind you’d like to).
Here’s the finished dough. REALLY thick.
Scoop it out into golf ball sized balls (a cookie scoop works wonders in these cases).
Flatten them down a bit.
Then throw them in the oven for 12 minutes. Why, hello cookie spatula.
And hello gorgeous. What’s your name?
Here’s what I did to drop them off next door: get out some parchment paper.
Wrap a dozen cookies in a log in the parchment paper, then in some green tissue paper, then tie with some ribbon.
Voila! I’m telling you, this is hostess gift gold! Now, go make these cookies. They’re incredible!
Here’s the printable: