Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe, a Holiday, and a Giveaway!


October 20, 2010 by Dana

You’re welcome.

What’s that, you say?  You didn’t say thank you?

Keep reading.  You will.  And I, a former Girl Scout, trained to always be prepared, will be ready and waiting with a sincere “you’re welcome”.

Reason number one to thank me: for sharing this recipe for Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  You read that right – chocolate cookies with white chocolate chunks in them.  Two kinds of chocolate.  One delicious cookie.  Is there such thing as chocolate heaven?


1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
2/3 cup good unsweetened cocoa
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds good white chocolate, coarsely chopped

Ok, so I didn’t create this recipe.  (Ina Garten did.) But I did find it.  And I did make it.  And I am sharing it with you.  And let’s be honest, with all of the cookie recipes out there, what are the chances you would have found this very one on your own?  I’ll give you a hint: they’re low.  So, yes, I’m saying it.  You’re welcome.


1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2.  Cream the butter and 2 sugars until light and fluffy in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  (I just used my hand mixer.)

3.  Add the vanilla, then the eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well. Add the cocoa and mix again.

4.  Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the chocolate with the mixer on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chopped white chocolate.

5. Drop the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, using a 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop or a rounded tablespoon. Dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly.

6. Bake for exactly 15 minutes (the cookies will seem underdone). Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Mmm so tasty!  These cookies were delicious.  In fact, Jake said they might be the best ones I’ve ever made!  Did I mention there are two kinds of chocolate??

And speaking of chocolate… betcha didn’t know today is a holiday!  October is Fair Trade Month, and today is Green & Black’s Day! Green & Black’s is the only global organic and Fair Trade Certified Chocolate brand.  They believe that using high-quality, fair trade, organic ingredients results in a better and more intensely flavored chocolate experience.

To celebrate Green & Black’s Day, you can enter my giveaway to win two delicious bars of Green & Black’s Chocolate (one Peanut and one Dark 70%)!  In fact, there will be five lucky winners!

Yes, that is reason number two to thank me… you’re welcome.  And while you’re in thanking mode, you should really thank the kind people at Green & Blacks, as the prizes for this giveaway, along with the samples which I used to make the cookies above, are provided by them.

Entering is easy. Simply leave a comment on this post saying what you will do with your chocolate if you win! Will you make something tasty?  Will you eat it straight up?  Let us know!

If you are extra ambitious, leave a separate comment for each of the following things that you do for one additional entry per comment:

  • Subscribe to Food for Thought by email
  • Subscribe to my RSS feed
  • Follow me on Twitter

You may enter any time until Tuesday, October 26 at midnight (U.S. Residents only… sorry!)  Winners will be announced on Wednesday morning.  Good luck!

49 thoughts on “Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe, a Holiday, and a Giveaway!

  1. Ok, seriously, I read the recipe and then I just was skimming the giveaway part and got really confused and thought you were talking about Green Day, the band. I had to go back and read it. Green and Black Day makes more sense!!

    Not a big Green Day fan but I LOVE chocolate! I’ve got some bars that need some good chocolate like this! Or a chocolate pie! Yum! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  2. RavieNomNoms says:

    Those look fantastic!! 2 types of chocolate is right up my alley, hehe… I was a girl scout too! :-)

  3. Thank you Dana! Love the cookies! I can’t wait to try them! I would use the chocolate in making cookies, after I sample it first of course! I already follow you by email and twitter. I will follow by RSS too. Thanks again for the yummy cookies! I love cookies!

  4. Veronica says:

    I would FOR SURE eat that yumminess straight up. I couldn’t bear the thought of adulterating it–I’m a chocolate lover. Thank you for the giveaway and recipe! :)

  5. Joy says:

    I love the cookies. I would probably eat it knowing me :D

  6. Oooh me! Me! I’d make chocolate volcano cakes!

  7. I already subscribe by email.

  8. Of course I follow you on Twitter. All the cool kids do.

  9. Nicole Pierce says:

    I would eat them and probably not share with anyone else. I’m kind of selfish like that.

  10. Victoria says:

    Okay, so let’s not kid ourselves. I’m going to eat the chocolate. In fact, I’m going to eat ALL of the chocolate. Thank you :)

  11. Victoria says:

    Also, I follow you on Twitter (duh!)

  12. Victoria says:

    And finally, I subscribe to your feed :)

  13. Kocinera says:

    I cannot tell a lie–those chocolate bars would be my sugar-high lunch. :D

  14. I love me some white chocolate and these cookies look so good, I will have to give these a try for sure, and your welcome;)

  15. foododelmundo says:

    If there is such a thing as chocolate heaven (and I pray that there is), these would be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  16. Faith says:

    I will definitely thank your for sharing that recipe! The cookies look amazing. And thanks for hosting this giveaway! If I win I think I’ll make a dark chocolate mousse…mmmmm… ;)

  17. Thank you ;-) And I think straight up and hopefully not in one sitting would I eat the chocolate.

  18. Already follow your twitter

  19. mmm I haven’t had white chocolate in forever.

    If I win I will be baking some delicious muffins with the chocolate!

  20. Already follow your rss feed

  21. Judy says:

    I will make PB cookies with the PB & sea salt milk chocolate bar.

  22. Judy says:

    I am following you on twitter.

  23. Judy says:

    I subscribed via email.

  24. Denise says:

    Eating chocolate straight up is always heaven :)
    But I also love to melt chocolate bars and dab it on croissants!

  25. January says:

    yeay! first the cookies are to die for. they look so delicious! second, i wish i can join but sadly, i’m not a US resident :(

  26. biz319 says:

    I’ll have to show this recipe to my daughter – she is the baker in our family!

    And while I don’t eat a lot of sweets since I am diabetic, dark chocolate is a once in a while treat – I love letting it melt in my mouth! :D

  27. I will make your recipe. Truly I will.

  28. Dana – Love those cookies! I make those at Christmas time, but I call them “Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies.”

    If I win the chocolate, I would eat one and give the dark chocolate to my 4 year old. I guess he has a somewhat sophisticated palate for a pre-schooler because he seems to prefer dark over milk chocolate.

    Oh and I probably would eat the chocolate in one sitting. Or at least over the course of a day!

  29. I think I would try the peanut ones and put them in chocolate chip cookies!

  30. Beth says:

    Can’t miss with two kinds of chocolate. Chocolate is the perfect way to start and end a recipe.

    Plan B

  31. Joanne says:

    Super fun giveaway! I love love love chocolate. I would make something chocolate and pumpkiny with it. Maybe chocolate pumpkin brownies?

    Double the chocolate, double the fun. That’s my motto. These cookies sound amazing.

  32. Monet says:

    You do spoil me! These look so good. Now if only I could bite into one right now. If I won those chocolate bars I would make some killer cupcakes with chocolate shavings sprinkled on top. Thank you for sharing!

  33. Joyti says:

    If I won, I’d make vegan/eggless chocolate chip cookies.
    Your cookies look really delicious.

  34. KeepItSweet says:

    i think i’d eat those straight up!

  35. jennynoowyn says:

    I love that green and black chocolate :)

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  37. I would love to win some chocolate. I would eat it plain (maybe chilled for a couple of hours) with a glass of milk (I love drinking milk in champagne glasses – makes me feel all fancy), at night while reading a magazine and winding down after a long day :)

  38. the_rob_bot says:

    I would melt the 70% in hot water to make a delicious breakfast drink. Maybe I’d gift the other one.

  39. I would eat a little bite straight up. Because I would hate having to wait! But I would save a lot. And probably put it in pancakes somehow. That’s pretty much what I do. :)

  40. Reeni says:

    I would do both! Have a taste and then bake something out of my Green and Black cookbook! Your cookies look scrumptious – a chocoholic’s dream!

  41. daphne says:

    so inviting=0

  42. Janice says:

    that’s easy – chocolate chip cookies!!!! My <3 :)

  43. Susan says:

    If I won the chocolate, I would have to eat some and share the rest with my husband :)

  44. Susan says:

    Subscribed to your feed :)

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