We love these easy double chocolate cookies with butter, cocoa powder and extra chocolate chunks. Jump to the Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe
How to Make Our Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies
These tender and chewy chocolate cookies are so simple to make. Butter, sugar, egg, flour and lots of rich cocoa powder make up the batter. Then, we add lots of chocolate chunks to make them extra delicious.
These cookies are moist, tender, and chewy. Extra chunks of chocolate pierce through the cookies and melt away in your mouth. They’re easy, too! There’s no stand mixer required — we use our handheld mixer. You can even make the dough in under 15 minutes.
We love this dough so much, we made another cookie recipe using it: Here’s our Fruit and Nut Chocolate Cookies Recipe.
Start by creaming butter and sugar together. We use granulated sugar and brown sugar in this recipe. The granulated sugar makes the edges crispy and the brown sugar keeps them tender in the middle.
Once the butter and both sugars are light and fluffy, it’s time to add the eggs. Then it’s onto the dry ingredients and chocolate.
You can use whatever chocolate you like — this time, we threw in lots of milk chocolate chunks.
Recipe updated, originally posted December 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have added a recipe video and tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Easy, Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies
Easy double chocolate cookies with butter, cocoa powder and chocolate chunks. You can use a handheld mixer or stand mixer to make these cookies.
Watch Us Make the Recipe
You Will Need
2 1/2 cups (325 grams) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (60 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
18 tablespoons (255 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature (2 1/4 sticks)
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
1 cup (200 grams) packed brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces (340 grams) chocolate chunks (about 2 cups)
- Make Batter
1Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicon baking mat.
2Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
3Add the butter and both sugars to a large bowl. Use a handheld mixer to cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy; 3 to 5 minutes. (Or, use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment).
4Scrape the side and bottom of the bowl then add the eggs, one at time, on medium-low speed until incorporated. Mix in vanilla.
5Turn the speed to the lowest setting. Add the dry ingredients in thirds, beating until just combined; 1 to 2 minutes. The cookie batter will become thick. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
- Bake Cookies
1Drop 1 1/2 tablespoon-mounds, or use a medium cookie scoop, onto baking sheets. Leave 2 inches between the cookies to allow for spreading.
2Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 9 to 12 minutes or until the cookies have puffed a little and the tops are dry. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
3Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Make Ahead: Refrigerate unbaked cookie dough up to 3 days. Or, freeze cookie dough up to 3 months.
- How to Freeze Cookies: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and prepare the dough as usual. Scoop out cookie mounds onto the baking sheet. You can crowd the dough mounds together, just do not let them touch. Freeze until hard. Transfer the frozen dough mounds to an airtight container or plastic bag. Store in the freezer. Bake frozen cookies without thawing, it will add an extra 3 to 5 minutes of bake time.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.
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These are my absolute favorite double chocolate cookies! I usually flatten them a little bit so they spread a bit more and they turn out perfectly chewy and brownie-like. For the holidays, these are AMAZING dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy cane pieces.
I made this with my mother during a visit. we used kerry gold butter, which i really recommend it great quality. This recipe called for a lot of butter, and this butter really made the recipe delicious. we used organic flour we had on hand, and organic cocoa powder. it was the best cookies i’ve ever baked. this recipe was extremely easy, and having really great ingredients helped out a lot too. do yourself a favor and make the bad boys! This is a chocolate lovers dream for sure. It was like a brownie in cookie form!
I have made these loads of times now and the family love them. I have recently discovered that I am gluten intolerant, would the recipe change much. Would GF flour be a straight swap or would it need more adaptations, will miss these 😢
I made cookies for holiday presents this year. I had pinned this recipe and decided to try it as I needed a chocolate cookie one. They turned out wonderful!!! I followed the recipe exactly as written & encountered no problems. They were fun to make & will be my go to recipe for chocolate cookies!