Saturday, July 23, 2011

Triple Chocolate Cookies

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Cookie like hard wafers have existed for as long as baking is documented, in part because they deal with travel very well, but they were usually not sweet enough to be considered cookies by modern standards.

Cookies appear to have their origins in 7th century Persia, shortly after the use of sugar became relatively common in the region. They spread to Europe through the Muslim conquest of Spain. By the 14th century, they were common in all levels of society, throughout Europe, from royal cuisine to street vendors.

With global travel becoming widespread at that time, cookies made a natural travel companion, a modernized equivalent of the travel cakes used throughout history. One of the most popular early cookies, which traveled especially well and became known on every continent by similar names, was the jumble, a relatively hard cookie made largely from nuts, sweetener, and water.

Cookies came to America in the early English settlement, the 17th century, although the name "koekje" arrived with the Dutch. This became Anglicized to "cookie" or cooky. Among the popular early American cookies were the macaroon, gingerbread cookies, and of course jumbles of various types.

The most common modern cookie, given its style by the creaming of butter and sugar, was not common until the 18th century.
By http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie

Triple Chocolate Cookies
Copyright 2011 Christine's Pantry. All rights reserved.

Ingredients:
1 (18.5 oz) triple chocolate fudge cake mix
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup water
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients. Stir well. Using a tablespoon, drop batter on cookie sheet. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!


37 comments:

  1. Oh wow these look delicious! I've become completely vulnerable to chocolate and these cookies are definitely tempting me. Good thing my oven is broken or I'd be too tempted to make a late night snack. Great post, thanks for sharing Christine! =]

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  2. You had me at triple chocolate!

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  3. Wow! Delightful and yummy!
    Thanks for sharing, Christine! You're wonderful! :)

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  4. Delicious as always. I am now craving cookies. And fudge, that word always sticks out for me. I can spot at from a mile away.

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  5. Yum! I love the simplicity of this recipe - it sounds delicious! Definitely going to make this. Thanks for posting!.

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  6. Oh wow! I sent my husband to the store to get the ingredients for this wonderful recipe. Thanks, Christine.

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  7. Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments mean a lot to me.

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  8. Thanks for posting the cake mix to cookie recipe. I have heard of using a cake mix as a base for cookies, but didn't know how to do it. Because I am allergic to chocolate, I'll have to try a different cake mix. I'm thinking that a spice cake mix with pecans added would taste pretty darn spectacular.

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  9. Such a simple recipe and it looks fantastic! Thank goodness cookies were invented :) With a long distance boyfriend, I am finding cookies do indeed travel very well [as do their cousins, the brownie!]

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  10. Nothing like rich chocolatey cookies in record time, perfect for busy moms. Thanks for sharing-yum!

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  11. Wow - the cookies look amazing! I love chocolate anything.... Once again - great history!

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  12. Great shortcut...how could anything called a triple chocolate cookie be bad????

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  13. Chocolate overload just what I need.... As always I love you adding in the historical background..

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  14. Cake mix for cookies! Looks super easy. Anything that has mutliple chocolate is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  15. Hi Terri, sorry to hear you are allergic to chocolate.

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  16. Those sound so delicious..great recipe Christine!
    By the way thank you for the award! I appreciate it very much!

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  17. Cookies, a fav any kind or flavor. Great post thanks for sharing.........Andi
    thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com

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  18. What a great and easy recipe! Chocolate makes everything better :)

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  19. Hey Christine. Not sure if it's just me but when I click your pizza on foodbuzz it brings me here. Just thought I'd mention it.

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  20. they look yumm cookies!-super like!

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  21. Scrumptious looking cookies, very chocolatey!

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  22. Another great mini-history lesson, Christine. You know I love those! Thanks for the chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. So good after a rough convention.

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  23. These look fantastic! Fudge and cookie in one, how could they not be delicious? Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. They are indeed perfect travel companion... when I used to travel for work .. i always carried some cookies with me. They always gave me company for midnight snacks!

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  25. I love chocolate, so triple chocolate is all the better! I love the info that you share in your posts Christine!

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  26. The cookies look so moist and delicious! They look like a fun muffin top, love that:-)
    Hugs, Terra

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  27. You said triple chocolate and I came running! Great cookies.

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  28. I've been looking for a good chocolate wafer cookie, and these just may fit the bill! Great use of the chocolate fudge cake mix. :)

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  29. Mmmmm....triple chocolate for the win. Such an interesting way to make cookies using a cake mix.

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  30. I think I've died and went to chocolate heaven...

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  31. wow... The cookies look yummy-li-cious... Thanks for sharing this...

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  32. That looks like chocolate heaven,I'd like one.

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  33. wow that looks delicious, it looks like pan cake it so cute

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  34. Can't get much better than triple the chocolate! These look like they would be perfect candidates for ice cream sandwiches!

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