The only thing that could make chocolate chip cookies even better is more chocolate and that's just what this recipe has! These sensational Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are a chocoholic’s dream and oh-so-easy to bake!
Some cravings can only be cured with chocolate and when the craving is particularly strong and you need all the chocolate you can this tasty recipe has you covered! Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat for birthdays, cookie swaps, or just because and they always impress with their over-the-top chocolate flavor!
What You’ll Love About Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chock-Full of Chocolate Flavor!
If you’ve ever been on the fence between baking brownies and baking cookies, these treats are just right for you! This awesome recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies is so fudgy and decadent that it brings to mind brownies, but has all the texture of a great cookie.
The chocolate chips in these Double Chocolate Cookies become a delicious gooey surprise when you bite into these soft and decadent cookies.
Comforting Cookie Vibes!
Nothing says I love you like warm cookies and every batch of these cookies has double the chocolatey love! If you want to show someone special that you truly care, bake them a warm batch of these rich and delicious cookies and they will know exactly how you feel!
If you need a pick-me-up or want to cheer up a friend, these cookies will do the trick. Every bite is filled with so much double-chocolatey love!
Awesome for Any Occasion!
A great cookie makes any day into a special occasion and these are some really great cookies! Their lush and sweet flavor makes them a real stand-out at bake sales and cookie swaps and they fly off any dessert buffet!
There is no flavor as sweet as the taste of your own handiwork and home baking means that they’re laced with love! Any time that you are craving a little chocolate is the right time for these Double Chocolate chip cookies.
Unsalted butter has the right amount of creaminess to make the base of these delightful cookies. Choosing unsalted gives you a more neutral flavor, but in a jam, you can substitute this ingredient with salted butter.
One great thing about this recipe is that it calls for melted butter.
This ingredient is essential to creating the cookie’s structure and sweet flavor profile. Granulated white sugar is an excellent choice for this sweet recipe.
Light Brown Sugar
Brown sugar adds even more sweetness to the cookies, plus a wonderful warm spice flavor for the molasses. In a pinch, you can substitute this ingredient with dark brown sugar but it will give the cookie a much more robust flavor profile.
The egg adds fat to the cookies but it also creates rise and aeration so these cookies are wonderfully light and delicious.
Vanilla extract is the workhorse of the baking world; so many sweet treats rely on this sugary smooth flavoring! If you bake a lot it may be worthwhile to pick up a high-quality vanilla extract to enhance your treats.
If you prefer, you can swap this ingredient for another flavor extract, like almond extract or hazelnut extract.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Grab your favorite brand of unsweetened cocoa powder. It is best to street clear of Dutch-Process cocoa because the alkalizing agent in the Dutch process can negatively affect the flavor of the cookies.
This ingredient is a leavener in these cookies, it helps to give them rise.
Salt actually makes sweet foods taste even sweeter. Use fine-grain sea salt or kosher salt for this recipe and remember if you are substituting the butter with salted butter you should cut the amount of salt you add.
This ingredient has just the right protein content to give these cookies the perfect structure and texture.
Generally, whole wheat flour is a safe swap for A.P. flour in a jam, but it is best not to substitute this ingredient with alternative flour, like gluten-free flour. Flour is so critical to the texture of these treats that changing to a gluten-free version can have profound effects on the texture.
As if the chocolate in the dough wasn’t enough, these cookies pile on the luscious chocolate flavor with morsels or chips. Semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips are great for these cookies, but you can also use dark or white chocolate chips if desired. Pick one type of chip or mix them all together to make a super chocolatey delight!
Stand or Hand Mixer
For this recipe, use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large bowl and a hand mixer.
Since the butter in this recipe is melted, it is actually soft enough to mix by hand fairly easily, so if you don’t have an electric mixer just use a rubber spatula to mix the dough.
You will need at least two medium mixing bowls for this recipe.
Cookie Sheets with Silicone Mat or Parchment Paper
This recipe will require at least two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone mats.
A cookie scoop or disher makes the perfect round cookie every time. This handy tool allows you to control the size and shape of the cookies easily so everything bakes evenly.
Cookies made with a cookie scoop just look more professional, so if you are a regular baker definitely invest in this small tool.
Wire cooling racks are so helpful for cookie baking. When the cookies are done you want to be able to move them somewhere where air can circulate around them to cool the cookies quickly.
How to Make Them
Mix the Dough:
- Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- To the bowl of the stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter.
- Add the granulated and brown sugars to the bowl and mix on low speed until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed until combined.
- In a separate large mixing bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Slowly add this dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Slowly add the all-purpose flour and mix until combined.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.
- Cover the whole sheet with plastic wrap and chill.
Bake the Cookies:
- Preheat the oven. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Remove the chilled cookie dough balls from the refrigerator and space them evenly on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies, rotating once halfway through until the edges are a light golden and the tops are no longer glossy.
- Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
- Mix the butter, sugar, and egg mixture very well before adding the dry ingredients. The more air you introduce at this time the more rise your cookies will have.
- Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing.
- Add the flour slowly and be careful not to overmix. Overmixed flour makes tough cookies.
- Swapping the dough balls to a room temperature cookie sheet helps them bake quicker, but is not necessary.
- Rotate the cookie sheet once during the baking for even cooking.
- Allow the cookies to continue baking on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing them.
- You can press a couple extra chocolate chips into the tops of the warm cookies for an extra decadent look.
If you love rocky road ice cream then you have to try this delicious remix! Stir a couple handfuls of mini marshmallows into the dough when you add the chocolate chips. This will make them extra sugary and delicious!
Nuts for Chocolate
Can’t get enough nuts?! Then this variation is right up your alley! Stir some of your favorite nuts into the cookie dough when you add the chocolate chips. Almonds, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are especially delicious in these treats but use your favorite.
Crazy for Candy
Are you dreaming of sugarplums and candy-coated everything?! Then put a tasty twist on these cookies by substituting half of the chocolate chips of your favorite candy. You can choose M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, or chop up your favorite candy bars.
Fun and Fruity
For a romantic twist on these sweet treats, try adding some dried strawberries. Stir the dried fruit in with chocolate chips and bake as directed. Press a few extra dried strawberries into the top of the warm cookies for a chocolate-dipped strawberry-inspired treat!
How to Serve Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are so dark and gooey that you will want to pair them with something tasty to drink. These luscious chocolatey cookies are begging for some cold milk or warm coffee and if you’re a cookie dunker, go wild; these cookies will hold up just fine when dipped in milk!
To serve these cookies for a party, why not try making them part of your dessert board!? These delicious cookies make the perfect rich and chocolatey addition to any dessert charcuterie board or cookie assortment!
How to Store Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Once the cookies are fully cooled they can be moved to an airtight container and stored for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.
If you love a warm cookie, try placing one cookie on a microwave-safe plate and then microwaving it for about 15 seconds or until fully warm.
Can Double Chocolate Chip Cookies be Frozen?
Yes, these delicious Double Chocolate Chip Cookies can be frozen.
For the best results, wrap each individual cookie in plastic or foil and then place them in a freezer-safe bag. Press out the excess air, seal, and label the bag with the “baked on” date.
They can be frozen for one month and then thawed to enjoy again!
To thaw the cookies, place the whole bag in the fridge overnight. After about 8 to 12 hours of thawing in the fridge, move the cookies to the counter and enjoy.
Are These Cookies Okay for Kids?
One cookie once in a while should not be a problem for most kids, but that is up to each parent to decide.
Here are a few factors to consider. These cookies have not just sugar, but also chocolate. Chocolate has trace amounts of caffeine and this can have a strong effect on some children.
If it’s close to bedtime, maybe skip this cookie; otherwise, this should be an okay treat once in a while.Print
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie? And when you add cocoa powder, it takes the cookie to a whole new level of chocolatey goodness! Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Chill Time: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Yield: 24 cookies 1x
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder not dutch process
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups 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°.
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