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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.
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BEST Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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!
Funny story: my mom and I are certified chocoholics. Really! When I was young my mom’s doctor actually wrote that on my chart because we love it so much. She tried to get both of us to stop eating it but that didn’t last. HA!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- It’s a cookie with double the chocolate! I really didn’t know what to call these: are they double chocolate cookies or chocolate chocolate chip cookies? So many names, one fact: DELICIOUS.
- Because I use melted butter you can stir these in a large bowl by hand or use a stand mixer!
- By just making a simple change in my best chocolate chip cookie recipe, I was able to turn these cookies into an extra chocolatey chewy double chocolate chip cookie!
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Ingredients in Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 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.
How do you make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies?
- Stir melted butter with both sugars in a large bowl – no mixer needed!
- Stir in egg, vanilla, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
- Add flour and stir until thick, then mix in chocolate chips.
- Scoop 2 tablespoon sized cookie dough balls and place on a cookie sheet – chill at least 30 minutes.
- Spread cookies onto 2 cookie sheets and bake 11-15 minutes.
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.
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. These chewy chocolate chip cookies use corn syrup and they’re FABULOUS.
Store cookies in an airtight bag for up to 3 days.
You can also FREEZE them for up to a month or freeze the dough balls (before baking) for easy cookies anytime. Learn how to freeze desserts!
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.
Cookies are better just a bit underdone and gooey. As soon as they aren’t glossy, they’re done. Learn how to tell if your cookies are done!
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted
- ⅓ 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°.
Other chocolate chip cookie recipes:
- Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies
- M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Macadamia Nut Chocolate Cookies
- Get all of my cookie recipes here!
These are great served at a party with:
- Fruity Vodka Party Punch
- Soft Sugar Cookies with Icing
- No bake cookies recipe
- Chocolate Chip Blondies
- How to Make the Best Brownies in the World
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars
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!
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!!
I baked these and it turned out perfect! So crispy on the sides! Will definitely bake them again !
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 ❤️🍪
Can you chill the dough in a bowl instead of individual balls?
Yes it’s just harder to scoop when it’s cold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
For the most part yes – I just reduced the flour a teeny bit to make up for the extra.