Sunday, August 21, 2011

Triple Chip Cookies


I was in the mood for some cookies this weekend. Feel good cookies. Comfort cookies. Something simple and delicious and quick to fix.


I used three kinds of chips in the batter.

And a lot of them.


Like 4.5 cups of them.

White Chips.

Milk Chocolate Chips.

Butterscotch Chips.

Chips. Chips. Chips. Or morsels. Whatever you want to call them… I’m using chips today.


You’ll need to grab a few basics to make these cookies.


I used more brown sugar than regular sugar for extra yumminess.

After mixing all of the ingredients and adding the chips you can use a small scoop to place your dough on the cookie sheet.


Like so.


It helps to get more uniform-sized cookies


By using a 1.5 inch scoop, I managed to get a ton of cookies out of this recipe.


5 dozen cookies to be exact.

Minus the handful from this photo that are already in my tummy.


I really liked the taste of all the extra chips.


It guarantees some in each and every bite.

Triple Chip Cookies

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
1 1/2 cups white chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, soda and salt with a wire whisk and set aside.
  • Using a mixer, mix butter and both sugars for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add flour in two additions, scraping down the sides in between. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Mix chips together in large bowl and stir into the cookie batter.
  • Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Then use a 1.5 inch scoop to place cookie batter 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Note: For 1 1/2 cups of chips you’ll need a 10.5 – 12 oz. bag. This will give you a few left over. I didn’t use the entire amount of chips from each bag because I was going to sprinkle the remaining chips on top right before baking, but I forgot. But you can also get away with using the entire bag in the batter if you like.

Tasting Update: Try baking these closer to 10 minutes. These were crunchy today when I ate one. Or three so far. Just thought I would update you since I usually like softer cookies. Although that hasn’t stopped me from continuing to eat them. Yum!



Maria said...

I was thinking about making these and shipping them to a deployed friend. Everything that I have read says to make chewy cookies to mail overseas….would these be too crunchy, even if I only bake for 10 min? I don’t want him to get a bag full of rocks!

August 23, 2011 04:54 PM
melanie said...

This will definitely be the next thing I bake. SN: I am super happy that you are back to regular posts, it shows that you are doing well =)

August 23, 2011 06:06 PM
Nicole said...

MMMMMMM….thanks so much for the recipe! My family would thank you too, but they aren’t allowed to talk with cookies in their mouths. ;)

August 23, 2011 06:53 PM
Naomi said...

I’ve made triple chip cookies too, but I usually use PB instead of butterscotch! Yum!

August 23, 2011 07:06 PM
Katie West said...

My Grammie taught me a wonderful trick to keeping cookies soft… just place a piece of bread or two in the container with the cookies once the cookies are cool. The moisture from the bread goes into the cookies making the cookies soft for days! Try it… you’ll see that it works!

August 23, 2011 07:32 PM
Jean said...

I made these a few months ago but not with he white chips and my family LOVED them.

August 23, 2011 08:08 PM
Sweet Tooth Studio said...

Yummy! I love butterscotch…will have to try making these. :)

August 23, 2011 08:25 PM
Kari said...

I was going through my baking cupboard the other day and discovered I had 2.5 bags of butterscotch chips hanging out in there. I also know I have part of a bag of white chocolate chips and some milk chocolate chips, too. I think I know what I’ll be making tomorrow!

August 23, 2011 09:13 PM
CS said...

My favorite thing to do with this kind of cookie is use less butter and add marshmallows. I end up with a smore cake-cookie. Mmmm.

August 23, 2011 09:22 PM
Catarina said...

Angie I made these cookies and OMG they are deliciounousssss I love then. I posted on my site your recipe . Thank you .


August 24, 2011 02:37 AM
Beth said...

Cookie Monster would approve!


As an aside; a good trick to keeping cookies soft is putting a piece of bread in the cookie jar with them! i have NO IDEA how this works, but I’ve used it with great success.

August 24, 2011 03:15 AM
Caroline_GoodCupcakesGood said...

Yummy! I wish we had butterscotch chips her in Norway!

August 24, 2011 06:09 AM
Fernanda said...

Right now I’m on a diet and I don’t know why I’m looking at your blog!!

August 24, 2011 12:55 PM
Chip said...

Thanks a bunch for this recipe. I made them last night for a treat tray for a co-workers going away party. They will now be my “go to” recipe. I did not have butterscotch chips so I subbed peanut butter chips. Used my 1-1/2″ scoop and put them on the parchment paper. 10 minutes was just perfect. A nice golden brown on the bottom. I got closer to 7 dozen out of this. Can’t wait to try it with some plain M&Ms! Thanks again!!

August 24, 2011 02:11 PM
Rachies said...

@bakerella, I’ve been making these for a while now but I add fresh orange zest to the batter (from one orange)! it really blows everyones minds! SOSOSOSOSOOOOO good!
PLEASE try it!!! let me know what you think:)

August 24, 2011 03:58 PM
bakingaddict said...

I love love love cookies and triple chip sounds right up my alley!

August 24, 2011 07:07 PM
MaxRide said...

How about making them quadruple chip cookies by adding peanut butter chips too! Sounds like 4x’s the yummy :)

August 24, 2011 08:05 PM
Katie P said...

I made these today and they are FANTASTIC!!!! I’m a huge fan of the massive amounts of chips :)

August 24, 2011 08:12 PM
Chrissy said...

I need one of those scoopers! I seriously cannot believe how I have lived this long, and made hundreds and hundreds of cookies withOUT this tool!

Also, I bet these triple chip cookies are the BEST!

August 24, 2011 09:50 PM
Melissa said...

I love your photos! If you sold your photography I’d frame that last one of all the chips, such a great shot. I love your straws too – super cute! I’m sure the cookies are amazing too :)

August 24, 2011 10:34 PM
Sandra said...

Oh wow…..those look so great….yummy….

Lg Sandra

August 25, 2011 04:10 AM
Allie said...

My family isn’t a huge fan of butterscotch. I think cinnamon chips would also be really good. :)

August 25, 2011 06:59 AM
Deetz said...

Yummy! Made one batch with peanut butter chips in place of the butterscotch chips and one batch exactly per the recipe… After almost od’ing on triple chip cookies I think I have decided I like the peanut butter ones better, they are slightly less sweet. But they are both so fantastic it’s hard to make an absolute decision :)

August 25, 2011 01:47 PM
monica said...

Bakerella, I am soo happy to see you back in action and baking and posting every week! Those look so delicious!

August 25, 2011 04:05 PM
Molly said...

The picture of the different kinds of chips is a great desktop background picture. Yummy!!!

I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe!

August 25, 2011 08:31 PM
Liz @ Southern Charm said...

Beautiful looking cookies! Can’t wait to bake these for work (they love sweets).

August 25, 2011 10:32 PM
Natalie A. said...

OK, so I have always had “Cookie Envy” when other people share delicious, homemade chocolate chip cookies–because mine never turn out–ever! UNTIL NOW!! Seriously, I’m now making my second batch because these cookies are AMAZING!! Any cookie tastes great when it’s hot out of the oven, but the real test is if it’s still good the next day. These are still soft & DELISH!! Thank you so much–really, you have no idea how much this means to me. oxoxoxo

August 25, 2011 11:40 PM
Eleni said...

I’ve made them for a birthday party. They were delicious! Thanks for the recipe

August 26, 2011 01:55 AM
Sarah said...

Your photos are amazing !
And the cookies look so delicious !

August 26, 2011 08:11 AM
Amy said...

My kids and I made these this morning. They are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

August 26, 2011 09:32 AM
amy said...

this is inspiring for sure! As is everything you do. i’d love to know what kind of cookie sheet you use? I can’t seem to find a good one I like. Or maybe it’s just me!

August 26, 2011 11:05 AM
cuatro especias: ELENA ZULUETA DE MADARIAGA said...

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Me alegra haber entrado hoy

un saludo

August 26, 2011 02:08 PM
Meagan @ Style-Edition said...

I make some cookies similar to these but with oatmeal and they are always the guy’s favorite cookies! I always make them for my boyfriends buddies etc. I can’;t wait to try this version!
Hope all is well!

August 26, 2011 02:37 PM
the counselor mom said...

I like softer cookies too and these look great, but have found that 2 eggs sometimes makes them more cakey, and 1 egg makes them more soft and gooey? I have lately been making mine with 1 egg and love the consistency!

August 26, 2011 04:08 PM
Maria said...

I made these today and they were FABULOUS! Thumbs up from all the kids. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

August 26, 2011 04:36 PM
Josie said...

Hi there,

can you tell me please, which size of cookie scoop you use ?
I have one in 2 inch but thats to big !


August 26, 2011 04:42 PM
em said...

I love your blog. I check to see what new creations you come up with almost everyday. I wish I could make my cookies look that good. It would be so cool to have your job

August 26, 2011 07:11 PM
CTallmage said...

Oh my goodness!!!! These cookies are DELICIOUS!!! I am eating them as I type and I must say… these cookies will deffenently go on my list of BEST cookies!!!! I love the taste of all three of the chips. Bakerella… you did it again….keep up the amazing work!!

August 26, 2011 10:01 PM
michelle hanna said...

I have spent days looking over this site and I have to say that you are amazing and so talented!! Thank you for all the tips and ideas. I am addicted now :)))

August 26, 2011 10:42 PM
Melonie said...

If you put a slice of bread in the air tight container with your cookies it will soften them right up!

I love soft cookies but I have the hardest time knowing when to take them out in time.

August 27, 2011 12:29 AM
SuzieT said...

Your pictures are so beautiful that I love lingering on them. I baked the cookies yesterday and they got rave reviews from my niece (who is taking them to her college dorm) and my husband (who won’t be sharing them with anyone). Thank you so much for inspiring all of us who love to bake the world a better place. Blessings to you.

August 27, 2011 08:51 AM
Sharon said...

These look so good! Will definitely give them a try this week.

August 27, 2011 09:52 AM
Josie said...


i just saw, it´s 1.5 inch :) !


August 27, 2011 02:45 PM
Leigh F said...

I, too love your photos. When I saw the pics, I knew it was only a matter of time before I made these. They’re in the oven right now. I started with only 1 cup of each of the 3 kinds of chips and added walnuts too. After tasting the first batch, I added more chips and nuts. My favorite cookies are warm out of the oven so I’m sure I’ll eat some from each batch and break out the cold milk! Thanks for the ideas – love your blog!!!!!

August 27, 2011 10:14 PM
Faun said...

These look so yummy! Chocolate chips are my family’s favorites! And the cook must always have a few morsels while baking…to keep your strength up! I love that you use White Lily, I think its the best.

August 27, 2011 10:46 PM
Delphine said...

OH MY GOSH ! Those cookies look so… GOOD ! I keep your recipe to test it !!! <3

August 28, 2011 07:34 AM
araina said...

These look great. How do you get your cookies crunchy? I have made several batches and they always come out soft and chewy.

August 28, 2011 02:43 PM
Christy said...

I had to try this recipe right away &lucky for me the east coast weather was just asking for some baking. They were DELICIOUS! My family loved them, it’s definitely a recipe I’ll be keeping around. Thanks!!

August 28, 2011 03:45 PM
Fernanda said...

They look sooo good.
You inspired me to write a new blog about sweets, I hope to be at least half as good as you are =)

ps: I miss you! post something!

August 28, 2011 04:43 PM
Mealz said...

i love you so much! found you a few weeks ago and you are now my homepage. i am a kid trying to start a baking business and you are my idol!

August 28, 2011 05:24 PM
LeAnn said...

I baked these at 325 degrees and just increased the time a little. My chocolate chips were different shaped then the white and butterscotch so I would buy nestles next time.

August 29, 2011 12:47 AM
Jenna said...

made these for our “hurricane party” and they were a big hit. and by “big,” i mean i still have a plate leftover. I wanted to substitute peanut butter chips for the butterscotch because thats my fave, but Target right before a hurricane didn’t offer me very many options. it seems other had the same idea….
and 10 minutes was perfect!

August 29, 2011 11:06 AM
Kristi said...

Loved the recipe… but i made one small change, instead of butterscoth i substituted heath bar chips… YUMMM

August 29, 2011 04:01 PM
Wendy W said...

I made these yesterday and took 1/2 to work with me and the other 1/2 is going to work with my husband tonight. They turned out perfectly soft and they are amazing. I think they are my new favorite cookie. Thanks for the great recipes!!

August 29, 2011 07:28 PM
Valerie said...

Super easy to make…Super easy to eat. What more could you want in a cookie.

August 30, 2011 11:58 AM
dessertschick said...

I didn’t read through all the previous comments (155), but did anyone mention the numbering system for ice cream scoops (ice cream dishers)? It might be a bit obscure, but I find it helpful rather than relying on scoop diameter alone:

Either way, yay consistent cookies! And muffins and meatballs and cupcakes and cake balls and truffles and more!

August 30, 2011 07:07 PM
Sandy said...

I am 49 years old and have baked thousands of cookies… this is the very first time I have ever gotten the exact same amount of cookies as specified in the recipe! And they looked just like your picture! (The only thing I did that you did not specify was that I put the dough in the fridge for an hour.) They taste and look perfect and are just what I needed to contribute to a school bake sale! THANKS!!!!

August 30, 2011 09:01 PM
Caroline - France said...


August 31, 2011 10:02 AM
Heather Rice said...

i made these cookies last night… and they are AMAAAZING!!! my kids said they are the best cookie i’ve ever made so far :) thanks for sharing … you already have the greatest ideas….love your site!!!

August 31, 2011 04:24 PM
Janie Mann said...

Love these cookies, I just made them! What brand of chips do you recommend? I usually buy nestle but bought Hershey’s since they were on sale and was really disappointed. The butterscotch taste peppery. Weird. Anyway, I still love them and will try again with better chips…

August 31, 2011 04:56 PM
Faith said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I made these this weekend for a board game marathon. I added mini peanut butter cups to ensure the right ration.. more sweets! They were fabulous.

September 1, 2011 12:54 AM
StaceyBeth said...

I made these yesterday for a treat for my husband for our “one month of being married” celebration (yeah we’re cheesey like that). He loved them!

September 1, 2011 01:22 PM
Annie said...

I love baking and chocolate so i will have to try this recipe!

September 2, 2011 08:13 AM
i heart salt said...

Have you tried cinnamon chips? I use them in tandem with chocolate chips & everything is just more delicious!!!

September 3, 2011 08:48 AM
Debby J said...

I have one thing to say about these cookies-OMG!!!! They are sooooo goooood!! Even the dough is good. Thank you for the twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie-I think these will be the go-to recipe from now on!!

September 4, 2011 10:30 AM
Monica said...

I use a cookie scoop all the time – or at least, my husband (the cookie baker) does. It really makes a difference because all of the cookies are the same size so the bake much more evenly.

September 4, 2011 11:55 AM
iz said...

Wow. So. Many. Chips. Must make ASAP.

September 4, 2011 02:41 PM
claire eloise said...

these look delicious! I absolutely love your blog, and can’t help but read all the recipes, despite being completely incompetent in the kitchen!

September 5, 2011 01:27 AM
Marie said...

Those look so delicious!

September 5, 2011 09:02 PM
Cate said...

Yum. Perfect for school lunch boxes!

September 5, 2011 09:03 PM
Victoria said...

I love the variety of chips. I hope I can find them all at my local grocery store. :)

September 5, 2011 09:06 PM
Maura said...

I am making these RIGHT NOW!!!! I used milk, bittersweet, and peanut butter chips though – unfortunately I am not the biggest butterscotch fan. : )

September 8, 2011 03:11 PM
Joanna F said...

These sound really yummy.. between this and Pioneer Woman’s steak pizza, I predict a high calorie weekend coming on LOL…

I have a big problem when I use real butter in my cookies.. they are ALWAYS crispy the next day.. and I am a chewy cookie kind of girl. As much as I love real butter and hate the fake stuff.. I admit, I end up buying a box of margarine when I want to make cookies.. and never ever have the problem with crispy crunchy cookies when I use it. Is there a way around this problem and still use real butter? I’ve tried baking for fewer minutes, less flour, more brown sugar, etc. I’ve even tried a suggestion from my sister-in law and put in a tsp of cream of tartar and the suggestion from another friend of adding a box of instant vanilla pudding mix in with the flour.. and all end with the same results if . Crispy cookies. :( What am I doing wrong?

P.S. Thank you for the 14 layer cake idea..I made it for one of my boys on his birthday back in June and every kid in the neighborhood deemed me the coolest mom EVER for going to that much trouble and making a cake with that many layers. :) It didn’t look as pretty as yours, but it was sure yummy!

September 8, 2011 06:07 PM
kresta said...

i have done these and added the super mini m&ms, very yummy too!

September 8, 2011 07:15 PM
Kristen Jensen said...

I just made these and all I can say is OMG!!! Best cookies I have ever made. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe :)

September 9, 2011 08:18 PM
AmberD said...

Just wanted to say that I made these cookies last weekend and they were deemed “the best cookies ever” by my husband and then shared the recipe with my mom and sister, who also loved them!! Excellent recipe. 10 minutes baking time was perfect!

September 11, 2011 02:08 PM
Kara Heald said...

Thanks for the recipe, turned out fantastic! Yummy!

September 13, 2011 06:47 PM
Rachel said...

These look amazing! (well everything really).
I was wondering if you could help me a little please. I am in the UK and not sure what cup size/measurments to use.
I’m sure it’ll help me make other great recipes from your blog.
Thanks in advance,

September 22, 2011 09:16 AM
Karmen said...

I tried them, I LOVE them I will make again!!!! Thank you ma’am. I blogged about it too :)

September 23, 2011 05:44 PM
Chelsbsb said...

I made these and my brother said they were the best cookies he’s ever had. They are wonderful-especially underbaked!

September 23, 2011 07:11 PM
Daisy said...

I made these and they are just as good as they look! I found another website that has some great cookie and crafting ideas that you guys may like.

September 25, 2011 03:37 PM
Jennifer said...

Delicious! Just made a test batch for a cookie exchange.

September 25, 2011 06:56 PM
amy said...

i just made these this evening.. they are wonderful!! im not really a baker but i got these to turn out fabUlous!
thanks for sharing.. <3 your site!

September 25, 2011 08:45 PM
arte said...

Hello! I do not really like the result, for my taste cookies are dry. Right now I’m eating one! and are not to my liking. Greetings.

September 27, 2011 03:00 PM
arte said...

Hello! again, I correct my previous comment, and I made mistakes in baking, I did put a lot of dough for each cookie, bake but now I went back to making them thinner and less time in the oven, now you know the subway, but best! Thanks!.

September 27, 2011 03:17 PM
Jen said...

I whipped up a batch of these tonight for my brother in law, whose birthday is Thursday. I didn’t have enough butterscotch chips in the house, so I substituted dark chocolate chips. Still tasted awesome!

October 16, 2011 09:17 PM
Leona said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I enjoyed making them and they were so delicious that i don’t even want to share.

October 17, 2011 12:02 PM
Deetz said...

My 2 year old has, so far in the two days of school this week, bitten his teacher and a classmate… so I have a batch of these baking right now to send to school with him to try and garner some good will! Apologies are best when they are sweet!

October 18, 2011 09:09 PM
???? said...

We r jacking them know

October 29, 2011 05:13 PM
kiris said...

I’d love to try them but I need some help here.. by “cup” you mean?

“2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup butter” [...]

Thank you to whoever answer^^!

October 30, 2011 10:27 PM
jannie said...

if i make d baking time around 8-9 mins instead of the usual 10-12mins., will it make d cookie softer and chewy?

November 16, 2011 10:01 PM
Marissa said...

Where do you buy your ice cream scooper? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find any.

December 3, 2011 02:40 AM
Jen Z said...

These are awesome!! Just made them tonight for my cookie exchange tomorrow.

December 18, 2011 11:19 PM
Sugarmama said...

I made these as bars. They were delicious!

December 24, 2011 12:41 PM
M said...

I made these for hubby’s company Christmas party. They were a hit. Hubby loves it, however I find it too sweet for my taste, I will use one less cup chips and replace it with either more dark chocolate or use some nuts. Wonder if this same recipe would work for chocolate chunks instead of chips?

February 10, 2012 01:18 AM
elise said...


Making them for like the 4th or 5th time, after discovering this page about a month ago :D
Adding some chopped pecans this time for a little more bulk and crunch!!

March 8, 2012 03:30 AM
Kristi said...

I made these for my college food club today and they were a hit! Thanks for the great idea! I did use only a cup of each kind of chip, though. I couldn’t bring myself to use any more than that!

March 16, 2012 01:13 AM
Kristi said...

I made these for my college food club today and they were a hit! Thanks for the great idea! I did use only a cup of each kind of chip, though. I couldn’t bring myself to use any more than that!

March 16, 2012 01:13 AM
Kristi said...

I made these for my college food club today and they were a hit! Thanks for the great idea! I did use only a cup of each kind of chip, though. I couldn’t bring myself to use any more than that!

March 16, 2012 01:13 AM
Julie said...

My grandmother would put a slice of bread in the cookie container as they start to get a little too crispy. It works and will keep the cookies chewy!

March 18, 2012 09:47 PM
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