Triple Chocolate Cookies

These Triple Chocolate Cookies are perfect in every way!

Three triple chocolate cookies, stacked

I had a dream last night that I was back in high school.

With permy hair and Guess jeans.

In my dream I went to the early 90’s version of William McKinley High School.

So among the denim jackets and Polo Shirts there was singing and choreography.

Performances of songs made famous by Ace of Base and Sammy Hagar Van Halen were received by the graduating class of 1993 with standing ovations and high fives.

It was kinda awesome…until…

[Enter the villian]

There she was in her red track suit.

No, it wasn’t Sue Sylvester.

It was a hard core mean girl from middle school.  She obviously still haunts me to this day.

She used to tease me in my 7th grade “Theater Arts” class…calling me “Shelly Belly” which, in retrospect, is quite frankly the lamest insult ever.

But I was not a “stand up against the bully” kinda girl.  I was a “please don’t notice me and call me Shelly Belly or draw any attention to my home permed hair and crooked pre-braces teeth” kind of girl.

SO, into the auditorium she walked.  She looked like her 7th grade self,  french braid and all…because from what I understand evil doesn’t age.

But instead of being scared of her making fun of my choreographed routine or throwing a Slushee in my face I promptly Body Slammed her into submission and put her in the Sleeper Hold until she apologized for years of torment.

It was the sweetest moment of redemption.

I woke up with I Saw the Sign in my head and a new found gumption…like I could WWE the heck out of anyone who dares call me Shelly Belly again.

I took my power back.

Anyway, so that was my dream last night.

Now here are some cookies that will put the belly back in your Shelly.

They are cozy. Feel free to drown your teenage scars in them.  They are understanding.

Start with 3 kinds of chocolate.

First you must chop chocolate.  Take the extra time.  It feels good.

This might be hard, but after you mix up your dough let it be.

Cover it with a nice blanket of cling wrap and give it a rest.

Think about all it’s just been through.

It was chopped, creamed, cracked and beaten.  Those ingredients need a little bit of time.

Because in a few hours they have some important work to do.

You wouldn’t go into the your life’s purpose after just being put through a stand mixer.

It needs a nap, an overnight is good too.

After nap time you bake.

And then you eat.

I am a firm believer that a good chocolate chip cookie will solve a world of problems.


Triple Chocolate Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups



  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse sea salt
  • 6 oz. chopped semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 oz. chopped milk chocolate
  • 4 oz chopped white chocolate


  1. Cream your butter and sugars together until fluffy.
  2. Add in eggs plus yolk and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until incorporated.
  3. Turn speed to low and add your baking soda, salt and flour. Mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in your chopped chocolate.
  5. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 hours over overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°
  7. On a parchment lined baking sheet scoop dough by the rounded tablespoon, placing 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 9 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Transfer to cooling rack.


Store in an airtight container for 2 days

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Karen C.
May 9, 2012 3:53 pm

How awesome to take down the bully…even if it is just in your dreams so many years later. I think it would be fun to go to a high school where people burst into songs, but nobody ever did that at my school.

I am guessing that if you made these cookies in high school, but didn’t share with the mean girl, that she would have become your friend to get these cookies!

I so want to try them. Wondering how they would be if we added a 4th chocolate…dark to the party.

Rosy Hiers
Jan 18, 2012 12:01 am

These cookies look wonderful; I will make them for next months garden club, when I hostess the ladies. I also make a triple chocolate fudge thats wonderful and am asked for the recipe continuesly.

Thanks again,

Aug 11, 2011 9:10 pm

I just smashed my knuckles on my computer screen while trying to pluck one of those gorgeous cookies off the top of that delicious pile of heaven in the last photo.

And that was the longest sentence in the world.

I bet one of those triple chocolate chip cookies would help me. Or 3….

Aug 11, 2011 5:50 pm

Triple chocolate, now that will get my attention! Also, my husband just baked for the first time ever…and I’m not home at the moment…he proudly told me he used the KitchenAid for the first time ever and then told me he thought his butter was a bit cold and described it “like a brick in a washing machine”, I’m still dying laughing over here. Baking humor… but oh how I love him.

Aug 11, 2011 5:07 pm

I am cracking up right now!!! This brought back so many fond memories as I am a graduate of the class of 1992! Thanks for sharing all your amazing stories and recipes. I truly L.O.V.E. your blog!

Aug 11, 2011 6:26 am

These cookies sound amazing!! can’t beat 3 kinds of chocolate….
Happy Birthday!!!!

Aug 10, 2011 7:39 pm

I’ve seen this concept of refrigerating the dough prior to baking…I’ll give these a try for sure! Thanks for the great idea and excellent results. 🙂

Aug 10, 2011 6:56 pm

Triple chocolate and cookies in one phrase-music to my ears!

Aug 10, 2011 6:09 pm

Sigh! That first picture is to die for!

Aug 10, 2011 2:50 pm

Mmm lovely! My favorite chocolate chip cookies also have three different kinds.

Aug 10, 2011 2:03 pm

freckle-face strawberry here . . . nice to meet you shelly belly . . . and we could sooooo totally take the mean girls . . . i mean seriously, we have kickboxing skillz and everything . . .

Aug 10, 2011 1:24 pm

I was right there with you, except everyone called me ‘Smelly Kelli.’ I showered, I swear. Those look pretty yum. And, am I reading this correctly? It’s your birthday? Mine was Monday. Happy Birthday! All the cool kids are Leos.

Aug 10, 2011 1:21 pm

I want. And I kinda need.

Aug 10, 2011 12:52 pm

These look amazing and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a gorgeous friend!!! 🙂

Aug 10, 2011 12:18 pm

Wow, these look so to-die-for. And 3 chocolates?? Perfect. Loved your dream by the way – too funny. I think we all had one of those girls in the red track suit! 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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