First Lady Cookie Recipe: Triple Chocolate Chip

Did you know that such a thing as the Michelle Obama cookie recipe exists?

I had no idea, until I was learning more about the First Lady bake offs when researching for Laura Bush’s Texas Cowboy Cookies.

Every election cycle for many years, there has been the Family Circle Presidential Bake Off, and Michelle submitted this amazing recipe that she borrowed from her children’s godmother.

The recipe is filled with three types of chocolate chips, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and mint chocolate, and there are walnuts thrown in there as well in case you haven’t had enough mix-ins.

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Ingredients

If you want to replicate these amazing mint chocolate chip cookies by Michelle Obama, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • unsalted butter, softened
  • vegetable shortening
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • white chocolate chips
  • mint chocolate chips (I like these)
  • dark chocolate chips
  • walnuts, chopped

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Why Shortening?

Shortening in cookies can help to make them super chewy and moist.

These cookies benefit greatly from the shortening, as they are fluffy and light, which helps all of the mix-ins not overwhelm the cookie batter.

How to Make

Preheat the oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar together with an electric hand mixer or in a stand mixer.

Beat until light and fluffy.

Add in the eggs and vanilla, beating until combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, and whisk together.

Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, beating as you go.

Mix together until no more streaks of flour are left.

Stir in the white chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and walnuts.

On a baking tray lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper, drop tablespoons of dough, about 2 inches away from each other.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies turn golden on top.

Let sit on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack.

Substitutions

I never recommend making substitutions in the actual recipe for the batter before the mix-ins, as cookie recipes are specifically designed to all work together with the exact amount of ingredients.

However, you can easily substitute the mix-ins, so if you don’t like walnuts, for instance, add pecans or leave the nuts out altogether.

How to Store

Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze individually for up to 3 months.

Yield: 24 cookies

Michelle Obama's Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Michelle Obama's Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

This winning cookie recipe by Michelle Obama has three types of chocolate chips and a wonderfully, chewy and cakey texture.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (227 grams)
  • 1 stick vegetable shortening (189 grams)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (150 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (290 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (160 grams)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (160 grams)
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chip (160 grams)
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped (230 grams)

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
    2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar together with an electric hand mixer or in a stand mixer. Beat until light and fluffy.
    3. Add in the eggs and vanilla, beating until combined.
    4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, and whisk together.
    5. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, beating as you go. Mix together until no more streaks of flour are left.
    6. Stir in the white chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and walnuts.
    7. On a baking tray lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper, drop tablespoons of dough, about 2 inches away from each other.
    8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies turn golden on top.
    9. Let sit on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 333Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

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