Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I absolutely adore my cookies for two recipes, but there are a couple cookie recipes that I have a small batch recipe for but don’t have a full batch recipe for. And sometimes you do need a full batch of cookies. Especially these double chocolate chip cookies.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Luckily last night when I made these we had some family over to help eat them and actually between the 5 of us we ate almost every single cookie (I think there were still 2 cookies left this morning). But that is how good these cookies are. So good, that 5 people could eat almost 3 dozen cookies in just a few hours.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m telling you, if you like chocolate (who doesn’t like chocolate!?) you will love these cookies. The chocolate batter is fairly simple to make and then to make things even more chocolatey you add in chocolate chips to the batter too. But I will warn you, these cookies are pretty rich and you will need a large glass of milk to go with them.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together your butter and sugars in a large bowl until light in color.
  3. Add in your vanilla and eggs and mix in.
  4. Dump in your baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and flour and stir until everything is mixed.
  5. Mix in your chocolate chips.
  6. Put your batter in the fridge for about 10 minutes if you don't like how sticky it is.
  7. Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoonful onto a prepared baking sheet, sprayed with non stick spray, or lined with parchment or a silicone mat.
  8. Bake cookies for about 7-8 minutes.
  9. Allow to sit on cookie sheet for another 2-3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.


Double Chocolate Chip Cookies




  1. Loved these. Added 1tbsp brewed espresso to the dough. Flattened and pushed chocolate chips on the top before baking. 7min they felt under done out of oven but we’re perfect brownie texture when cooled. Mixed a bit more brewed espresso , 1 cup chocolate chips and a bit of heavy cream in the micro to make espresso chocolate ganache and drizzled it on cookies. Awesome!!!

  2. Just made these for the 3rd time. They are wonderful and have become my go-to cookie. My mom even asked me to bake her some. For the record, I used a tablespoon ice cream scoop and got 38 cookies.

    1. So glad they are one of your favorites Lee!! Great to know how many you got :)

  3. I just made these cookies but used peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips. They basically have no flavor at all! So bummed.

    1. So sorry you didnt think they had enough flavor Kim! I’ve had a lot of people make them with almost nothing but complements!

  4. No info that I could see on how many cookies this makes.
    Also, should this be unsalted butter? No description other then “butter”

    1. I’ll have to count next time I make these to see how many it makes. I’m guessing about 2 dozen. And I always use unsalted butter, but you could lower the salt amount slightly if you prefer salted.

  5. Can i make it without coco powder ??

    1. Are you wanting chocolate chip cookies instead of double chocolate? The cocoa powhere is what makes the cookie base chocolatey. I’d suggest other recipes if you want a cookie base with melted chocolate chips instead, or we have plain chocolate chip if that is what you are looking for

  6. Just made these to take to work tomorrow. I had to try one of course, don’t want to take anything in that’s inferior. I have just one thing to say OMG! These are fantastic. I made a double batch & used semi sweet & milk chocolate chips. I am thinking they won’t last long. Definitely will be making these again.

    1. So glad you love them! Hope your coworkers do too!

  7. Yolandi 'I owe someone cake' Rukoro · · Reply

    i owed someone cake and this recipe helped

  8. Kristin · · Reply

    Ok, I am glad to see that I am not the only one who followed the directions to a T and they turned out in crumbs as well. There is no way that a half cup of butter is all you need….I would add a whole cup next time on mine and see how that works because I literally had crumbs flying all over my kitchen.

    1. Kristen, sorry it didn’t work out for you. It is a thicker dough, but it shouldn’t turn out crumbly. Let me know if you try it again with more butter, but I think it might be a little oily.

  9. Can I use wheat flour for this? It’s the only flour I have right now

    1. Wheat flour is a lot denser than white flour so its usually not good to do a 1 for 1 substitution because your cookies will be really thick and dense. If you want to try I would use a little less wheat flour than the recipe calls for, maybe try 1 3/4 of a cup instead of 2 cups, but I don’t know for sure how it will turn out. Let me know if you try it.

  10. Mine terned out great!! At first they weren’t falling so great when I put them in the oven, when they had 2 minutes left I took a fork and made a x through them; they terned out yummy thanks.

    1. Great idea! I’ve flattened mine before putting them in the oven, or slightly when they’re almost done baking and that’s helped me too :)

  11. I made thus but the batter is very crumbly and doesn’t stick together… Also falls apart and crumbles after being baked. I double checked I had everything right. HELP???

  12. Did you use unsalted butter?

    1. Yes I did. I always use unsalted so I can decide how much salt is put in exactly. Thanks for asking!

  13. Jane Carol · · Reply

    These cookies were absolutely delicious although I need to work on their appearance. They stayed the original shape even after being baked, so they looked like lumps of coal! I’m definitely making them again….any ideas regarding why they wouldn’t have spread like other cookies? Thanks…yummy recipe!

    1. They are a little denser than normal chocolate chip cookies, you could try a little less flour to see if that helps at all.

  14. Thanks for the recipe. Made them today and they’re very good. Only thing is that I’d like them to flatten a little more.

  15. Hi, are these cookies soft?

    1. They are soft cookies, should be similar to a chocolate chip cookie

  16. Hi Ellen,

    thanks for the delicious recipe! I saw it on Pinterest and wanted to bake them therefor I translated your recipe into German and modified it a little bit:

    Lovely greets from Germany,

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the recipe! I’m so glad you liked it! My German is a little rusty since I haven’t spoken it in a few years! Thanks for stopping by :)

      1. Hi Aimee,

        when I replied the last time I used my iPad but now I’ve seen that the comment doesn’t appear yet… I’m not sure if you received it so, maybe it went astray!?
        I wrote something like:

        “Oooooooops, you can’t imagine how blushed my cheeks are right now! I didn’t read close enough, I’m so sorry that I call you with your daughter’s name!
        German is a very difficult language so never mind!”

      2. Oh sorry that you’re last comment didn’t come through. I’m actually the daughter. My mom and I both blog together, so Ellen is my mother’s name. I am Aimee. These cookies, however are ones that I made :)

  17. Snezhana · · Reply

    Hello! I would like to know how much cookies this recipe makes? Thanks!

    1. It made 3 dozen cookies

  18. Those look so good! I need chocolate now!

  19. These look soooo good. pinning for later. yum!

  20. I’m totally making these!! I’ve been dying for some chocolate cookies and these have won me over. Yay!

  21. Loving these cookies! Now we just need to eat some and sit down and talk baby! I am so excited for you!!

    1. Yes. That sounds wonderful! Hoping he comes along any day now!!

  22. They look delicious!

  23. I didn’t make these yesterday like I wanted to, but I seriously think they will be made this weekend. Pinning them so I can do that!! :)

    1. I hope you do! Let me know what you think!

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