Three different kinds of chocolate in one great cookie! They’ll have a more intense flavor if you use the best-quality chocolate you can find. Candy stores or gourmet food shops usually have a good selection.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate or white baking bar, broken into chunks, or one 10-ounce package white baking pieces
In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening and butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda; beat till combined. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and melted chocolate. Beat in the cocoa powder and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in the semisweet chocolate, white baking bar or white baking pieces.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or till the tops look dry. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute; remove the cookies from the sheets and cool on wire racks.
Nutrition information per serving:
113 calories; 6g total fat; 14mg cholesterol; 31mg sodium; 14g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 1g protein