Chocoholics rejoice! These cookies are for you.

For most of us, New Year's resolutions have faded. But one way to keep on track is by treating yourself with the good stuff not messing around with prefab, fat free sweets that offer no satisfaction.

The following recipe, from Betty Rosbottom's For the Gourmet column that runs in the Food section every week, is so rich and delicious, just one cookie can keep the urge for sweets at bay. And chocolate in small doses, especially dark chocolate, is actually healthful.

So whip up a batch of these, set a few out for yourself and your family, then stash the rest in the freezer. When you need a chocolate pick up fast, these cookies will fill the bill.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

This recipe is based on one from Deep Dark Chocolate: Decadent Recipes for the Serious Chocolate Lover, by Sara Perry (Chronicle, 2008).

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix semisweet, white and milk chocolate chips until blended.
In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt until well blended.
In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer set on medium speed, beat the butter until creamy. Add brown and granulated sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg until well blended, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary. Beat in the vanilla.

On low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients. Beat just until blended. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake until set and the tops have lost their sheen, about 12 minutes.
Let the cookies cool until firm on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

PER COOKIE: 121 calories; 2 g protein; 15 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 7 g fat (4 g saturated); 14 mg cholesterol; 44 mg sodium.