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If you’re a chocolate lover like I am you’re going to love these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies! I turned my most popular recipe for chocolate chip cookies into a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips! Every time I make these for a party they disappear fast; you’ll be a cookie hero with your family whenever you make them.

stacked chocolate cookies with chocolate chips baked in.

These cookies are just so easy to make, store, gift and eat. I love all sorts of cookie flavors, but chocolate chip is one of my favorites. Really, these Double Chocolate Cookies are my most favorite – they’re better than Subway – because they have all the chocolate in them! They’re chewy on the outside, soft on the inside and taste better than any other chocolate cookie you’ve ever had.

Because I use melted butter you can stir these in a large bowl by hand (but you can use a stand mixer if you want)! They’re easy with simple ingredients and DOUBLE the chocolate. Rest assured, everyone will love these – and they even freeze well too!

Ingredients in chocolate cookies

Ingredients Needed

  • Butter: Start with melted butter – this makes it mix up easier! I know most cookies start with room temperature butter but my best recipes use melted.
  • Sugar: Both granulated sugar and light brown sugar are used – be sure to pack your brown sugar.
  • Cocoa Powder: You can use regular unsweetened natural cocoa powder, special dark, or Dutch process cocoa powder.
  • Egg: The yolk adds chew and moisture from the fat, the white adds structure.
  • Flour, Salt, Baking Soda: Typical dry ingredients for cookies. Be sure to measure your flour correctly.
  • Chocolate Chips: Use your favorite brand! Trader Joe’s are my favorite brand of chocolate chip. You cause semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate chunks or even butterscotch chips.

How to make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Stir melted butter with granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  2. Mix in egg, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing. Slowly mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop, scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough onto the baking sheet. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Bake chilled cookies 2-inches apart on baking sheets until they just lose their glossy sheen. Cool on cookie sheet at least 10 minutes before moving to a rack.
stacked chocolate cookies with chocolate chips baked in.

Expert Tips

  • Chilling the dough for this recipe is super important. Without chilling the dough, they will flatten too much in the oven.
  • As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, add a few chocolate chips on top. They’ll melt and make them extra chocolatey, gooey and look perfect.
  • You’ll know they’re done as soon as they aren’t glossy.
  • Use any kind of add-ins you like – dark chocolate chips, white chocolate, or even M&Ms!
stack of 4 chocolate cookies


How to store chocolate cookies?

Store cookies in an airtight bag for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze double chocolate chip cookies?

You can also freeze them for up to a month or freeze the dough balls (before baking) for easy cookies anytime.

stack of 4 chocolate cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.69 from 102 votes
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best chocolate chip cookies with cocoa powder for an extra chocolatey cookie! These easy cookies are SO good everyone loves making them – with extra chocolate chips!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Yield 24 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie


  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted
  • cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (20g) unsweetened cocoa powder not dutch process
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⅓ cups (165g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups (255g) chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
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  • Note: This dough requires chilling.
  • Place melted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). You can also just use a wooden spoon to mix these! Add granulated and brown sugars and mix on low speed until the mixture is smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed until combined.
  • Mix in cocoa, baking soda, and salt, then slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing. Slowly mix in chocolate chips.
  • Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough onto the cookie sheet. Spacing doesn’t matter because you will be chilling the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a second cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Remove the chilled cookie dough balls from the refrigerator and space them 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake (2 tablespoon sized cookies) for 11-15 minutes, or until the edges are a light golden and the tops are no longer glossy. Let cool on the cookie sheets at least 10 minutes before removing.
  • For the gooey chocolate chip look, top the just baked cookies with a few chocolate chips!
  • Baking tip: be sure to rotate your pans partway through baking for best results. If you have two pans in the oven switch them, and rotate them 180°.

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Recipe Notes

Try using white chocolate chips or a combination of milk, semi-sweet, and white chocolate chips instead of all one flavor. You can even substitute butterscotch or peanut butter chips, or add your favorite nuts. Just keep the amount of add-ins to 1 1/2 cups.
Are you noticing during baking that your cookies aren’t spreading at all? Simply press them down slightly with the palm of your hand.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. I made these at work today they came out perfect and everyone loved them, one lady told me it’s the best cookie she had

  2. I love to cook but I’m not a very successful baker. My son requested double chocolate cookies and when I found your recipe I was intrigued by the resting time and the idea of just baking a few and freezing the rest. We made them after school and cooked one each (plus a tester of course) after dinner for dessert. Oh my they are absolutely heavenly! We ate them warm and gooey because we couldn’t wait. Will definitely make them again. Complete success!!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  3. ABSOLUTELY YUMMY! If you are a chocolate connoisseur, you will love these cookies. Perfect directions as always. The hint to add a few chocolate chips immediately after baking will make you look like a pro. Thank you ❤️🍪