How many times have you wanted just a cookie and were left with a few dozen after making a batch of homemade cookies? The recipe for Half Batch Triple Chocolate Cookies only makes 18 cookies.
Homemade cookies are so much better than store bought, but a batch of homemade cookies makes generally 2-3 dozen cookies. In my house, we end up having cookies go to waste because we get tired of them after a while. You can freeze cookie dough and save it for another time, but I just like to bake them and get it over with.
Altering recipes to make smaller batches takes some brain power, which I don’t always want to use. Math skills from elementary school come into play when you have to work with fractions. Sometimes measurements can not easily be cut in half. For example, 1/3 cup of sugar can not be cut in half exactly, so then you need to play around with the recipe a bit.
Half Batch Triple Chocolate Cookies was pretty easy to create because it was a new recipe. I have played with cutting my other favorite cookie recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies in half and you have to use half an egg!
My 13-year-old son found the cookies and loved them, which of course made Momma happy. My happiness disappeared quickly when I realized he didn’t leave many for us!
Half Batch Triple Chocolate Cookies
Why make a full batch of cookies when you can make half as much and save half the calories!
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat together butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add in egg and beat well.
Gradually beat in flour mixture. Blend until well combined.
Stir in dark chocolate chips.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet.
Press 2-3 chocolate chunks into the top of each cookie.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set.
Cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes, then remove them and transfer cookies to a wire rack to completely cool.
Serving Size 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 3.3 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 22.4 mg
Sodium 84.7 mg
Total Carbohydrates 22.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 15.6 g
Protein 2.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.