04 May 2012

The Great Triple Chocolate Cookie Challenge


When Dominos got in touch with me and asked if I dared take part in their challenge, how could I resist? The challenge wasn't about the pizza it was all about the cookies. In particular Domino's Triple Chocolate Cookies. They are a limited edition and Dominos are feeling mighty proud of themselves.

If I do say so myself, I make pretty good chocolate cookies so I was feeling very confident. Cooper was busy playing with his toys, so I sneakily got on with making my cookies without him. It was quite funny,  Graham walked into the kitchen and said "Oh, you will be in trouble if Cooper catches you baking without him!". He was right too, I would get a right telling off. I know Cooper is only two, but boy can he shake his finger at you and make you feel bad. So I carried on baking, nervously looking over my shoulder occasionally.



inside of my triple chocolate cookies
My cookies turned out a treat. I left them to cool on a rack and headed off to my laptop to order us some pizza and some of these infamous limited edition cookies.

Now, I have to be honest and say I laughed when I opened the cookie box. Dominos cookies didn't look like anything I would want to eat. They looked quite pitiful. I have to say I was expecting something pretty special and they didn't look it.

inside of Dominos triple chocolate cookies
I must tell you, they do taste better than they look. They were a bit overdone, but inside they were fudgey and very chocolatey. Comparing them to my cookies, they were heavier and didn't look as good. My cookies were much lighter. Both cookies were crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. I now think, after trying the Dominos cookies, that I could try to make my cookies more chocolatey.

My final thoughts are; if you have time, make your own and if not, then order these and remember they taste better than they look, so don't be disappointed when you open the box.

 




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Triple Chocolate Cookies
Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. The ultimate cookie filled with white, milk and dark chocolate chips.
Ingredients
  • 325g plain flour
  • 65g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 100g muscovado sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g white chocolate chips
  • 50g dark chocolate chips
  • 50g milk chocolate chips,, plus a few to decorate the top of each cookie with
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 190c/170c fan/375f/gas mark 5. 2. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cocoa powder3. In a large bowl beat the butter with the sugar until soft and creamy. I used an electric whisk, but if you are feeling energetic you could use a wooden spoon. Next add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.4. Spoon in some of the flour and fold in. Keep doing this until all of the flour has been added, then fold in the chocolate chips. 5. Pop the cookie dough in the fridge for 10 minutes and line a tray with greaseproof paper. 6. Roll balls of dough, about the size of a golf ball and pop on your tray, leaving plenty of room between them. Press down a little and stud with chocolate chips. You will have to bake the cookies in several batches. 7. Bake for 8-10 minutes. You will know when they are ready as large cracks will appear. The will still be quite soft, but will crisp up as they cool and remain soft in the centre.
Details
Total time:
Yield: 24 Cookies

 

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19 comments:

  1. I must say that in the States, we never ate at Domino's, but here, they're really good, especially their veggie speciality pizzas.

    Anyway, their cookies DO look not nearly as good as yours... of course, they're relying on college aged guys in our neck of the woods to bake them... who may/may not have prior cookie experience!! I am glad to know they're tasty at least!

    I am laughing at the idea of you hiding from your two-year-old child's finger-shaking. Tee hee.

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    1. I know it is pitiful that I am worried about being told off by my two year old, lol!

      The Dominos cookies don't look great, but they pack a chocolately punch :)

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  2. oh excellent! I haven't had dominos cookies, we don't have dominos here in the countryside, but your cookies look great.

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  3. I'm doing my dominos cookie taste test tonight. Have them in the counter. I've already scoffed a few of mine earlier :) your cookies look great - I agree that if you have time, always make your own! They will be done by the time the pizza arrives :)

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    1. They are good Ros. I wonder did your look any better than the ones that were delivered to me?

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  4. Your cookies look great. Homemade food is always better than takeaway, but sometimes we all need a day off! It’s nice to know that you can get a decent pizza and very chocolatey biscuits from Domino’s. I also hide when I bake cakes. My 3 years old son is very keen to help…

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    1. Yes, some days we do need a day off and it is a nice treat. I take it you would be told off too :)

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  5. Wow, yours look fab. Jacq! I made chocolate chips cookies a few weeks ago and Simon said they tasted nicer than the ones in Tesco. Now, all I need to do is work out how to make a good pizza! Think of all the money I'd save. x

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    1. Thanks Mairi. Jomemade pizza isvgood, but you also need a bit of time. English muffins are good for quick mini pizza bases.

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  6. Pizza-sized chocolate chip cookies! Now there's an idea!
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  7. Well I'm glad those Domino cookies tasted good, but I'd go for yours first anytime. I still don't have a go to chocolate cookie recipe and really ought to have developed one by now - something else to add to the list!

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    1. These are great cookies Choclette, although even better when you roll the dough around a rolo, mmmmmmm!

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  8. I can't seem to get the "crisp" on the outside and chewy on the inside. I'm getting "crisp" everywhere. Very good cookies, I enjoy it more if I can get the "chewy" part.

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    1. Try baking them for less time, they do firm up as they cool. Try this recipe though, it won't let you down :)

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  10. i did try this as directed and baked it for 10 mins at 170 fan oven , and it was the closest to dominos cookies, then i baked recently with only brown sugar and it turned out to be flat as pittas and dry as possible. The secret is not to bake them in high heat for long I think, also white and brown sugar combo works the best.

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