Triple-Decker Decadence

A rich towering treat of fresh-baked chocolate cookies layered with creamy chocolate ganache satisfies any sweet tooth.

Triple Decker Decadence
Prep Time:
40 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Cool Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
14 cookie stacks


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 recipe Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

  • 6 ounce chopped bittersweet chocolate

  • cup whipping cream


  1. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and pepper; beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.

  2. In a small bowl whisk together flour and cocoa powder. Gradually beat or stir into egg mixture. Divide dough into two portions. Shape each portion of dough into a 1-1/2-inch-diameter log (about 8 inches long). Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill about 1 hour or freeze about 30 minutes or until firm enough to slice.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Working with one roll at a time, unwrap chilled dough and cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Place slices 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

  5. For each three-cookie stack, spread 1 teaspoon Chocolate Ganache evenly over the bottom side of one cookie. Top with a plain cookie, bottom side down. Spread with 1 teaspoon Chocolate Ganache. Top with another cookie, bottom side down. Pipe remaining Chocolate Ganache over tops of cookie stacks. Chill about 30 minutes or until set.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate and whipping cream. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute. Stir until mixture is melted and smooth. Let stand about 30 minutes or until mixture thickens enough to spread. Makes about 1 cup.

To Store:

Layer plain cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies, if frozen, before stacking and serving. Or place stacks in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
14g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 138mg 3%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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