These Double Chocolate Cookies are all gooey and chewy deliciousness! Rich fudge cookies with lots of chocolate chips, you’re going to love this recipe!
Looking for more awesome cookie recipes? You should definitely try these Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chewy Nutella Cookies.
Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe Details
I love soft, chewy cookies, and these Double Chocolate Cookies are the best. They pull apart to reveal sweet melted chocolate on the inside. And even better, they’re incredibly easy to make!
- Taste- Rich, sweet, and chocolaty, these cookies are the perfect treat.
- Texture- These Double Chocolate Cookies are so soft and chewy, with melted chocolate practically oozing from each one.
- Ease- This recipe is so easy to follow. You can also make extra and freeze them so you always have some on hand.
- Time- It takes less than half an hour to make a batch of these Double Chocolate Cookies. No chill time for the dough makes this super simple.
What You’ll Need
- Dry ingredients- All-purpose flour, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, Baking powder, and Salt
- Wet ingredients- Unsalted butter, Eggs, Vanilla extract, Granulated sugar, Golden brown sugar, and Semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make Double Chocolate Cookies
- Combine the dry ingredients. Using a mesh sieve over a mixing bowl, sift in the flour (precisely measured), cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
- Mix the wet ingredients together. In another bowl, add the sugars and melted butter. Whisk them all together thoroughly. Then, add the egg and egg yolk, as well as the vanilla. Whisk again until smooth.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mixing gently with a spatula, add the dry ingredients to the wet.
- Add in the chocolate chips. Reserving 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips, add the rest into the chocolate cookie dough. Mix them in as evenly as possible.
- Scoop out the dough. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, scoop out heaping mounds of cookie dough and place them about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. If you want, you can roll them into balls in your hands or leave them as is, it’s up to you.
- Add the reserved chocolate chips. Top each cookie dough ball with a few chocolate chips.
- Bake. Bake the cookies for 9 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, let them cool slightly before serving.
- Spoon and level the flour when measuring- Scooping flour into a measuring cup can pack it in, inadvertently adding too much and drying out your dough. Instead, spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife to get the precise amount.
- Use a spatula to mix the cookie dough- This is a great tool for mixing dough because it is too thick for a whisk or spoon. It also forces you to fold the dry and wet ingredients together, keeping the dough from becoming overworked and tough.
- Place the cookies 2 inches apart- This cookie dough spreads quite a bit, so place the dough balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheet so they don’t meld into each other.
- Add extra chocolate chips on top- To get that picture-perfect cookie, round out the balls in your hands and add some extra chocolate chips on top before baking. Press slightly to make sure they don’t fall off while in the oven.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Add nuts- Try these Double Chocolate Cookies with walnuts, almonds, pecans, or macadamia nuts for a little extra crunch.
- Make them gluten-free- Using gluten-free flour in place of the regular all-purpose flour is all you need to do to make these gluten-free.
- Substitute different types of chocolate– You can also make these cookies with white chocolate chips, dark chocolate, or even peanut butter flavored chips.
- Add mint- If you love mint chocolate treats, then add a little mint extract to the wet ingredients to make these into mint chocolate cookies. Perfect for the holidays!
No, you don’t have to, but it is highly recommended. Dutch cocoa is darker in color and has a smoother flavor because some of the acidity has been neutralized. If you decide to substitute regular cocoa powder, you will need to substitute the baking powder with baking soda, and use half the amount.
No, you don’t. For these Double Chocolate Cookies, you aren’t required to chill the dough because they are expected to spread as they bake (which is why they are placed 2 inches apart). Chilling the dough will result in rounder, fluffier cookies, which we don’t really want this time.
As far as I’m concerned, everything works with chocolate. But here are a few dessert suggestions to serve with these Double Chocolate Cookies:
- Cakes: Tiramisu Cake (VIDEO) and Chocolate Cheesecake Bars are tasty accompaniments to these cookies.
- Cookies: If you’re putting together a cookie tray, don’t forget some Monster Cookies and Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies.
- Cake pops: Handheld and adorable, these Oreo Cake Pops (VIDEO) and Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe (VIDEO) go so well with Double Chocolate Cookies.
- Ice Cream: Serve your favorite ice cream on the side or in between two cookies for a delicious ice cream sandwich. Try this tasty Ube Ice Cream for something different.
- Coffee: Whether it’s a basic hot coffee or a fancier Caramel Frappuccino or Iced Caramel Macchiato, coffee and chocolate cookies are the best combo.
Make These Double Chocolate Cookies in Advance
Make ahead: These Double Chocolate Cookies can be frozen as dough balls or once they’ve been baked and cooled. Just place them in an airtight container to avoid them becoming stale or getting freezer burn.
Storing: You can store these Double Chocolate Cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
Freeze: To freeze the dough, place the scooped cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour. Once they’ve hardened, you can then place them in a ziplock freezer bag. Baked and cooled cookies can be put in a container with wax paper between each layer to avoid sticking. The cookies and dough will last for 8-12 months in the freezer.
More Yummy Cookies!
- Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
- Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Jam
- Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Video Recipe Here
Full Recipe Instructions
Double Chocolate Cookies
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup dutch cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 cup golden brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk at room temp
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- The first thing you want to do is measure out 1 cup of all-purpose flour. And make sure to spoon it in and level it off with a knife. Measuring flour properly is super important in baking.
- Now place a mesh sieve on top of your mixing bowl and add the flour in along with 1/3 cup dutch cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1 tsp baking powder.
- Now gently sift the dry ingredients into your bowl. If you see any larger clumps, just press them in with the back of a spoon￼. Now set the dry ingredients aside for later.
- In a separate bowl add ￼1/3 cup unsalted ￼melted butter along with￼ 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of golden brown sugar. ￼
- Using a whisk thoroughly mix the sugar in the melted butter together.
- Now add one large egg￼￼ plus 1 large egg yolk. Then pour in 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
- Now grab your whisk again and mix it very well. You want the consistency to be very smooth so this might require a little bit of elbow grease.
- Now grab your sifted dry ingredients and add them to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix them gently with a spatula.
- Now before adding in 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, reserve about 1/4 cup. They will be used to top the cookies before baking. ￼
- Now mix in the chocolate chips into the dough and evenly as possible.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and grab your cookie scoop. ( I used a medium size)
- Scoop out heaping mounds of the chocolate cookie dough onto your baking sheet. Making sure to space them about at least 2 inches apart. ￼
- Now you can leave them as they are or you can roll each ball into your hand for a prettier looking cookie. But that’s optional though.
- Now top each cookie with a few of those chocolate chips we reserved earlier and bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 9 minutes. Once they’re baked, let the cookies slightly cool before enjoying them.
- Do I have to use Dutch cocoa?
- Should I chill the dough?
- How to make them ahead of time
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Bob White says
P.S. NO more $7.00 for 12 cookies at store. THANK you. BTW, I am the cookie monster.
Bob White says
Absolutely decadent. I baked in my multipurpose oven. Baked 6 then rolled out another dozen for freezer. Still had 4 balls left. Oh what to do? Decisions, decisions…oh well, I guess have to be forced to bake last 4 for tom.
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed these Bob!
These cookies were absolutely AMAZING , will definitely be using this recipe again thank you so much !!!!
Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Kira! It means a lot to me! 🙂
Bob White says
Just took out of multi- purpose oven. Waiting for cool down. Look fantastic.. Milk is on table….l only baked 6..I’m single and I like fresh baked cookies. Will put rest in freezer and bake as needed.
Thank you for your feedback Bob, enjoy! 🙂
How long can you store the dough?
Hi Chang, you can keep the cookie dough in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days or in the freezer for about 2 months.
The BEST double chocolate cookies I have EVER made
So happy that you loved these chocolate cookies, Kaia! Thank you so much for your feedback! I hope you find many more delicious recipes to enjoy from my blog! 🙂
I don’t have a cookie scoop , so how much dough for each cookie ??? About a Tblsp ??
Hi Laura, yes about 1 heaping tablespoon 🙂
Darinka Bravo says
I don’t really like homemade cookies, I don’t know why, but I think this is the best recipe of homemade cookies ever, I really love it!!
I already cook this a few times and it was a complete success.
So yummy 🍪🍪
Wow, that is so awesome Darinka! I appreciate you taking the time to write your kind words! It means so much to me 🙂
abigail wiggins says
literally the most amazing cookies EVER my family loved these, make sure you use special dark cocoa or dutch cocoa powder cause it completely changes the flavor. if you only have regular cocoa though its still amazing, ive made them both ways. 10/10
You are too kind Abigail! Very happy to hear you and your family loved these chocolate cookies! Yes, the dutch cocoa powder definitely adds to the flavor! Thank you so much Abigail for taking the time to leave your awesome review! 🙂
Awesome flavor, I would say they are like a brownie cookie. I was hoping they would spread out more. I will be making more though, just less sugar. Thank you for the recipe
Thank you for the honest feedback Cara! I am glad you enjoyed the flavors 🙂
This cookie is one of my best seller! Just one question tho, when I freeze the dough and bake it, do I need to thaw or is it okay to bake it directly?
I am encountering a problem wherein the inside of the cookie when baked is almost raw, should I bake it longer?
Hi Cleo, I am so glad that you love this cookie recipe so much! 😊 I would thaw out the cookies completely before baking and the bake time should be the same. I hope that helps!
Zara Mansoor says
I tried these cookies today with slight adjustments and they turned out so perfect and yummiest. The amount of sugar used in this recipe was way too much for me so I adjusted it according to my taste as well I used only one egg and the cookies came out amazing. Thank you for the recipe.!!
You are very welcome Zara! Glad you loved these chocolate cookies and made them work with the adjustments 🙂 Thank you so much for your feedback! 🙂
I tried this recipe and it worth it 😭. Finally my cookies are well made and it super delicious! I have tried many cookies recipe, but none are look better and tastier than your recipe. Thanks for shared to us. Lots of love from Malaysia ❤️
You are too kind! So happy to hear you loved these chocolate cookies so much! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! I hope you find many more delicious recipes from my food blog! 🙂
these turned out really nice…i’m sure going to make them again
Thank you, Sakina 🙂 Happy to hear you loved these chocolate cookies! Thank you for your feedback 🙂
Just made them for a family and friend gathering. They look so good!
Thank you so much, Kevin! I hope you and your family love these chocolate cookies! Let me know how they turn out 🙂
I made a couple batches for friends and family and I kid you not… everyone said it was the best homemade cookie they’ve ever had!!! I personally do not like cookies and especially double chocolate cookies and I AM obsessed! Making more batches tomorrow 😍😍😍
Yay! So happy that you and your family loved these chocolate cookies so much! Glad to see that this recipe will be a repeat in your home 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your awesome feedback and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog 🙂
These cookies are soo delicious!! My husband ate them all In two days!
Could I follow the same recipe with out the cocoa powder to make regular chocolate chip cookies?
Hi Amanda 🙂 That is so awesome that you guys loved these chocolate cookies! I hope this recipe will be a repeat recipe in your home 🙂
I have not tried removing the cocoa powder for this specific cookie recipe so I am not 100% sure how they will turn out. However, I do have a very similar recipe for chocolate chip cookies you can try 🙂 https://simplyhomecooked.com/chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/
I hope you give them a try and thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback 🙂
Hi! My batter ended up really wet even if I followed your recipe exactly 🙁 Not sure if it was supposed to be like that but should I not put the additional egg instead?
Hi Anna, the consistency of the batter can vary depending on the type of flour used and the size of the eggs. If the batter was too wet, you can add a few tablespoons of flour at a time. I hope this helps you! Let me know if you have anymore questions.