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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.

stack of chocolate cookies with one cut in half

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 Chip Cookies are my most favorite – they’re better than Subway – because they have all the chocolate in them!

Why you’ll love this recipe

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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 cocoa powder, special dark, or Dutch process.
  • Egg: The yolk adds chew and moisture from the fat, the white adds structure.
  • Flour, Salt, Baking Soda: Typical 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.

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

How do you make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  1. Stir melted butter with both sugars in a large bowl – no mixer needed!
  2. Stir in egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
  3. Add flour and stir until thick, then mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls and place on a cookie sheet – chill at least 30 minutes.
  5. Spread cookies onto 2 cookie sheets and bake 11-15 minutes.
fingers holding chocolate cookie

Expert Tips

There are some important steps to making my double chocolate chip cookie recipe:

  • Melted Butter: I prefer to use melted butter in my chocolate chip cookies. One, it makes it easier to mix – no mixer needed. And two, the melted butter and brown sugar gives it a toffee-like underlying taste.
  • Brown Sugar: my cookies are FULL of brown sugar! I use granulated too but I love how brown sugar keeps them soft and adds flavor. Learn all about brown sugar and how to soften brown sugar if it’s gotten hard.
  • Chill time: these cookies MUST be chilled because of the melted butter. Plan accordingly!
  • Your cookies are done baking when they’ve just lost the glossy sheen.
stack of 4 chocolate cookies


How do I keep my chocolate chip cookies from getting flat?

Did you chill the dough? Make sure you do or they’ll spread a ton! Baking soda causes cookies to spread – that’s why I use only 1/2 teaspoon for 1/2 cup of butter in my cookie recipes. Learn about baking soda!

Why are my chocolate chip cookies fluffy?

There is a sweet spot for chilling the dough. You can chill it as long as you want but you can’t bake them right away if they’ve been chilled too long. I like chilling cookie dough balls about 1 hour. Longer than that, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes, or press the tops down with the palm of your hand a bit before baking. If you notice partway through baking that your cookies are thick and not spreading, just push them down a bit with the palm of your hand.

What makes a chewy cookie?

So many things make cookies more chewy! If you prefer a chewier cookie you can add an egg yolk or a tablespoon or two of corn syrup.

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.

What’s the secret to the best cookies?

Add chocolate chips after baking! That’s right: as soon as they come out of the oven, add a few chocolate chips on top. They’ll melt and make them extra chocolatey, gooey and look perfect.

How do you know when your chocolate chocolate chip cookies are done baking?

Cookies are better just a bit underdone and gooey. As soon as they aren’t glossy, they’re done.

stack of 4 chocolate cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.67 from 96 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)


  • 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°.

Recipe Video

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

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!

Last Updated on May 6, 2023

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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 ❤️🍪

  4. I followed this recipe very closely since it was the first time i had ever made it. Usually I am a very good baker of cookies. This time for some reason the batter was super wet. I did not want to add more flour so I just scooped it out as is and put the minds of dough into the refrigerator. I baked them for 12 minutes. They flattened out like flying saucers. A mound in the middle and the edges all flat and spread out. This was funny to all of us. The cookies tasted delicious anyway but I am not sure what went wrong. I added the chocolate chips on top when I took them out of the oven as well. The only thing I can think of that was different is that the butter I had was sticks of unsalted Kerrygold Irish Butter. I will try this recipe again with regular butter if that was the issue.

    1. I’ve made these with European butter before – not Kerrygold but Challenge – and they’ve worked. Were they solid before you baked them? Going into the oven they’re usually hard so if not then maybe there wasn’t enough flour added. Or did you use too much baking soda by chance? That’ll make them flatten more too. Otherwise I’m stumped – these have never flattened totally for me.

  5. These cookies are soooo goddamn good, I’ve made them three times in one week and all my friends love them 💞💞definitely recommend. and the cookies spread too unlike some other recipes i’ve tried.

  6. The best 2x Chocolate chip cookie I have ever made or had! I use little or no vanilla, but that is just my taste preference.

  7. Hi,
    Your recipe sounds delicious!!
    Quick question, can the 1/4 cup of cocoa be added to any chocolate chip recipe to make it a double chocolate chip recipe? Is extra liquid required or less flour to make up for the cocoa?