Cookies are one of the best sweets to make. Hands down. They are no fail, so soft and fluffy, and a win with everyone. This soft cookie recipe, however, is just as easy as any basic cookie recipe. Keep reading for the secret ingredient to these Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and how you too can make them super delicious.
Published November 18, 2022
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Cost breakdown for this recipe
2 1/4 cups flour $0.45
1 tsp baking soda $0.01
1 cup butter $1.97
2 eggs $0.34
1 tsp vanilla $0.50
3/4 cup brown sugar $0.30
1/4 cup white sugar $0.07
1 package instant pudding mix $0.75
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips $2.09
The total cost to make this recipe was $6.48.
This recipe made 36 cookies and that brings the cost for each cookie to $0.18.
If you were to shop at ALDI, and purchase a pack of chocolate chunk cookies, you would get for $3.19.
This pack, however, only has 14-ounces of cookies, typically 10 cookies. To get what this recipe makes, 36, you would need to buy four packs costing a total of $12.76, making each cookie cost $0.31.
Compared to making them yourself, you would save $6.28 and then have the freshest cookies.
Comparing that to another local store, Festival Foods, a pack of their bakery chocolate chip cookies comes in a pack of 10 costing $5.79.
To get 36, you would also need to buy four packs, which brings the total to $23.16, or $0.57 per cookie.
*Neither ALDI nor Festival Foods are sponsors for this post*
Why make cookies from scratch?
Making recipes, even cookies, is a great way to learn a new skill.
Instead of buying a pack at the store, spend an hour in the kitchen and learn a new way to make a classic recipe. For instance, instead of cutting in the butter, try using a box grater to shred it, making the butter easier to blend into the eggs.
Or, try making your own Vanilla Extracts, and have an abundance instead of relying on the store to replenish your supply.
By making food at home, from scratch, you also learn so many skills that have somewhat been lost in our culture today. Baking, cooking, making bread, drying foods, canning and making recipes are truly vital for survival in a world that keeps pushing pre-made and packaged foods.
By making your own breads, sauces or baked goods, for instance, you can not only cut down on the cost but also learn to stretch your skills and reduce cost.
Instead of having packages of cookies, bust out a recipe book and make them for a fraction of the cost. Chances are, you will have the ingredients in your pantry or cupboard.
Buy it or make it?
Did you know that brown sugar is just granulated white sugar with molasses? Honest! If you do not have brown sugar on hand, or want to try this out, it is quite simple to do. Grab a bowl, 1 cup white sugar, and start with 1 tsp molasses and mix it well with a spoon or fork until completely combined. You may need to add more molasses.
The end result, in making your own brown sugar, is added flavor and lower cost.
4-pounds of granulated sugar is 64-ounces, and costs $2.35, making it $0.03 per ounce.
Brown sugar, bought at 64-ounces, costs $3.30, making it $0.05 per ounce.
Brown sugar costs more to buy by $0.02 per ounce. When baking, that $0.02 can add up!
For instance, if you need 1 cup for a recipe, which is 8-ounces, white sugar costs $0.24 and brown sugar would cost $0.40.
If you were to make a batch of cookies once a week, all year, you would save $8.32 on average making your own brown sugar instead of buying it.
Even buying molasses and then making your own brown sugar, you would still save money in the long run.
Ingredients for Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 package instant pudding mix
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions for Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and set your desired baking sheet or Baking Stone aside.
I prefer using a Pampered Chef Baking Stone any time I make dessert, as it is just the BEST at keeping the food moist and without burning.
2. Secondly, in a medium bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda, then set aside.
3. Thirdly, in the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer or a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugars until blended.
Butter can be tricky to get just right into a batter, so using a box shredder can help to make short work of the process. Simply shred the butter into the mixer bowl before adding the sugars.
4. Pour in the instant pudding pack to the sugar mixture and mix on slow until combined.
Today, a vanilla pudding was used, however, feel free to use chocolate, butterscotch, sugar-free or any flavor you desire.
5. Crack the 2 eggs into a separate bowl and then add them to the mixture in the KitchenAid bowl, making sure to blend well.
Instead of using a separate bowl, using the measuring cup from the flour worked just as well, and then helped to cut down on another dish!
6. Add 1 tsp vanilla to the mixture and then stir to combine.
For this recipe, I used the recently made Homemade Vanilla Extract that has been resting for over 8 weeks. This vanilla smelled absolutely amazing. I cannot put into words just how fragrant it truly is.
For the full recipe on how you too can make Homemade Vanilla Extract, click the link below for my blog post.
7. Add the flour, half at a time, and mix to combine, then add the rest of the flour and mix well.
8. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and stir well.
Today, the mixture was 1/3 milk chocolate, 1/3 white chocolate and 1/3 dark chocolate.
9. Measure out a Tablespoon of the Triple Chocolate Chip cookie mixture and roll it in your hands, then place it on a Baking Stone.
Place all the dough in rounded balls making sure they are 2-inches apart.
As a test, the middles were gently pressed down slightly to make the cookie dough look like hockey pucks.
The end result was great and produced a flatter cookie that was quite dense and soft.
Bake the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
10. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes, or until browned.
Remove the Baking Stone from the oven and let the cookies rest for 2 minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack. Finally, serve and enjoy!
Everyone needs a giant cooling rack.
This baby holds 35 Triple Chocolate Chip cookies and is just the best and it is 21-inches by 14.5-inches.
We got ours almost sixteen years ago for a wedding gift.
However, you can find them in stainless steel that are so easy to clean!
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Pampered Chef Baking Stone
- KitchenAid Mixer
- Cooling Rack
- 2 1/4 cup Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 cup Butter unsalted, softened
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Instant Pudding Mix Vanilla
- 2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda, then set aside.
- In the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer or a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugars until fully blended.
- Pour in the instant pudding pack to the sugar mixture and mix on slow until combined.
- Crack the 2 eggs into a separate bowl and then add them to the mixture, making sure to blend well.
- Add 1 tsp Homemade Vanilla Extract to the mixture and then stir to combine.
- Add the flour, half at a time, and mix to combine, then add the rest of the flour and mix well.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and stir well.
- Measure out a Tablespoon of the Triple Chocolate Chip cookie mixture and roll it in your hands, then place it on a baking stone.
- Place all the dough in rounded balls making sure they are 2-inches apart on the baking stone.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes, or until browned.
- Remove the baking stone from the oven and let the cookies rest for 2 minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack.
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