Easy, Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

We love these easy double chocolate cookies with butter, cocoa powder and extra chocolate chunks. Jump to the Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

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.

Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

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.

Adding the Chocolate Chunks

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

  • PREP
  • COOK

Easy double chocolate cookies with butter, cocoa powder and chocolate chunks. You can use a handheld mixer or stand mixer to make these cookies.

Makes 3 dozen 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
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicon baking mat.

    Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.

    Add 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).

    Scrape the side and bottom of the bowl then add the eggs, one at time, on medium-low speed until incorporated. Mix in vanilla.

    Turn 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
    • Drop 1 1/2 tablespoon-mounds, or use a medium cookie scoop, onto baking sheets. Leave 2 inches between the cookies to allow for spreading.

      Bake 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.

      Store 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.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 cookie / Calories 172 / Protein 2 g / Carbohydrate 23 g / Dietary Fiber 1 g / Total Sugars 15 g / Total Fat 9 g / Saturated Fat 6 g / Cholesterol 26 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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145 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Feliana September 11, 2018, 8:26 am

    My cookies turn out super cakey and stiff aither when I chill it or not, it does not spead a lot and instead just rise up.

    • Joanne September 12, 2018, 12:49 pm

      Hi Feliana, Did you use a scale to measure your flour or measuring cups. Sometimes, when using a measuring cup, we can add more flour to the cup that what’s actually needed. To prevent this, try the “spoon and scrape” method of measuring. To do this, fluff up the flour in the flour container/bag,
      Use a spoon to sprinkle it into your dry-cup measure, and then scrape off the excess with a straight edge.

  • Rebekah January 5, 2018, 7:22 pm

    Excellent recipe! These were just the texture and flavor I was going for. I followed the recipe as directed and my cookies were crisp on the edges with a nice chewy center, just as the recipe states. The flavor was rich and buttery with just the right amount of sweetness. I like a darker chocolate flavor, so I used dark cocoa but I kept all measurements the same. Not sure why some reviewers got ‘cakey’ results. Maybe over mixing? This one’s a keeper for me!

  • Abi December 9, 2017, 10:14 am

    First attempt at baking cookies with my young niece. Scoured the internet for a reliable recipe, and glad we chose this one. I used 3/4 of the sugar, and split the dough into two batches, with cocoa and without. Added chopped macadamias. Crunchy on the rim, chewy on the inside. It was a hit.

  • Jordin April 8, 2017, 6:50 pm

    We just made a batch of these and they are absolutely delish! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Elle January 28, 2017, 10:09 pm

    I am sad that mine came out as a total fail. I read others comments saying they used less sugar and they were sweet enough. I used the exact amount and mine were bitter. All my ingredients are fresh as I just bought them. I am wondering why mine came out so bitter.

    • Joanne February 6, 2017, 1:34 pm

      Hi Elle, What cocoa powder and chocolate did you use? There should have been enough sugar to sweetened the cocoa in the cookies. Sorry they were not what you expected.

  • Kerry January 21, 2017, 3:36 pm

    Can you tell me if these cookies freeze well? Thank you.

    • Joanne February 6, 2017, 1:26 pm

      Hi Kerry, These cookies freeze very well — as dough and once they are baked.

  • snacksnack December 24, 2016, 9:14 am

    I am a novice baker and have had plenty of baking failures. I decided to try this recipe and it was a total HIT with my family. Crispy on outside and chewy on inside. Perfect! I used 3/4 the amount of sugar and it turned out sweet enough. If I could bake this yummy cookie, I’m pretty sure anyone else would be able to as well. I totally recommend this recipe.

  • Anna September 10, 2016, 7:49 am

    Thank You for this delicious recipe. I also added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts along with 1 1⁄4 cups margarine, for serving to it and it was a lip smacking one.

    I have tried your NUTELLA BREAD PUDDING RECIPE and it was too good.

  • foodie September 1, 2016, 8:58 am

    These cookies turned out just superb…..although i added equal amount of baking powder too and some almonds rather than chocochips instead of white granulated sugar i used brown sugar only but these were just amazing!! soft and chewy from centre.. will definitely make more.

  • Rose August 20, 2016, 8:43 pm

    These turned out just perfect. Reading from many reviews, I feared that my cookies will turn thick and cakey which I hate. I’m looking for a perfectly thin and chewy cookie, and this was it! I’m not even an experienced baker. Just happened to be baking for a long time, so I know some of the tips in baking. I’m not sure how they turned out thick with other reviewers. Maybe they used cold butter and cold eggs? The oven might be running a bit too hot so the cookies were set before spreading? Using less butter?
    Anyways, this rexipe is a keeper, and I’ll return for it when I need more. Thank you 🙂

    • sabrena September 5, 2016, 10:38 pm

      Hello Rose,
      My cookies come out cakey…how do you make your yummy cookies? Should my butter and eggs be at room temp? Thanks!!! 🙂

  • Anna August 3, 2016, 12:01 pm

    I love this cookie recipe. it has become one of my go to recipes for delicious cookies. I just watched the video and have a quick question. In the video you only use 1 1/2 cups flour but in the recipe below it, its says to use 2 1/2 cup of flour. Which is the correct amount? Again, we love these cookies and have a friend that always requests that I make them for him. Thank-you!

    • Joanne August 11, 2016, 12:35 pm

      Hi Anna, The video is incorrect. We have added an annotation to it, but YouTube does not always show it on mobile devices (ugh!!). The recipe is correct. You need 2 1/2 cups of flour. Sorry for any confusion!

  • Lauren July 30, 2016, 2:21 pm

    I made the recipe but substituted the milk chocolate for one pack of white chocolate chips and one cup of Mini Reese’s Pieces. My husband and children loved them!

  • Lauren July 30, 2016, 2:20 pm

    I made these cookies but subbed the milk chocolate for a pack of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of Mini Reese’s Pieces – my husband and three children loved them.

  • cassandra February 9, 2016, 10:18 pm

    I made these and it was delicious but mine did not spread thin they were thick and small any suggestions to what I may have done wrong

  • Mary January 29, 2016, 11:26 am

    I have tried so many chocolate cookie recipies over the years but this for me is definitely by far the best. Grown-ups and kids absolutely loved them. I used an old electric hand whisk that was my mum’s (circa 1960) and it did struggle with the density of the mixture so will use my upright mixer next time. Many thanks for sharing an excellent recipe.


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