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Triple Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

Triple Chocolate CookiesChewy chocolate cookies loaded with chocolate chips and topped with chocolate frosting. A surefire hit among chocolate lovers! Here is an easy dessert recipe for Triple Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Frosting.

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Place 3/4 cup chocolate chips in a small, microwave-safe bowl and heat in Microwave  on HIGH power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10 to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth; cool to room temperature.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until smooth and sugars are dissolved. Beat in melted chocolate and egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Fold in 3/4 cup morsels and nuts (if using). Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

To make Chocolate Frosting, microwave 1/2 cup chocolate chips and butter in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH power for 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Microwave at additional 10 to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Add powdered sugar and milk; stir until smooth and of desired spreading consistency. Using spoon or spatula, spread frosting on top of each chocolate chip cookie.

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