Thursday 31 May 2012

Domino's Triple Chocolate Cookie Challenge

 The nice people at Domino's Pizza invited me to review their new limited edition triple chocolate cookies, and suggested I might want to bake my own cookies and conduct a taste test. In the words of the great Barney Stinson, "Challenge.... Accepted!"
I don't have a failsafe chocolate cookie recipe as it's not something I've actually made for years, so I hunted around online until I found something that I liked the sound of. I couldn't resist trying out these "dark and dangerous" triple chocolate cookies from Canadian Living.

The recipe was extremely fast and simple to make (though my lovely new Kitchenaid definitely speeds up the process!) and I had a batch of these in the oven within minutes of getting home from work. I did halve the quantities given in the recipe as it said it makes 48 servings - though of course that would depend on the size of your cookies.

I weighed out butter and sugar (I ran out of vanilla, oops!), put it in the Kitchenaid and switched it on, added an egg, and then the four, cocoa, baking powder and salt mixture. Hey presto, it was done!

I then added some white chocolate buttons

And a packet of chocolate chips

I used my hands to shape them into balls which I flattened slightly onto a baking sheet.

Here they are, straight from the oven!

In the meantime, I ordered the cookies from Domino's, and a pizza and a couple of side orders too. The cookies sell for £3.50 for a box of four, and arrive warm. I encouraged my taste testers to dig in and give me comments to compare my home-baked cookies to Domino's own. These are the Domino's cookies:

The two cookies looked quite different - mine were larger and flatter whereas the ones from Domino were smaller and deeper - and also perfectly round, so it wasn't hard to spot which ones were mine. Comments that described the cookies I made included:

"Nicey chewy"
"A bit crumbly"
"Not too sweet"
"Has a slight chewiness which is nice"

Comments on the Domino's cookies:
"Very gooey"
"Melts in your mouth"
"Very sweet"
"More like a chocolate brownie on the inside"

Overall the taste testers decided that while the two cookies were very different, they didn't have an overall preference (I hope they weren't just being nice!). It's definitely nice to have them arrive warm and ready prepared (after all, how many people ordering a pizza are going to bother baking their own cookies?!) but they are not something I would order every time I have a pizza. But Domino's triple chocolate cookies were definitely a hit and I recommend you try them! (And I have to say, when eaten on the following day, the Domino's cookies definitely have the better texture).

Disclaimer: Dominos provided the cookies free of charge for review. I was not required to write a positive review and was encouraged to express my own opinion.


  1. Your cookies look great! My taste testers liked the Dominos cookies too. I wish I could try one of your cookies :)


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