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Only make these double chocolate chip cookies if you want to seriously impress your family and friends and have them begging for more over and over!

These chocolate chip cookies are fudgy, chewy and so easy to make when you follow my 6 easy steps below. Plus, you don’t need to chill the dough so they are ready in 20 minutes.

double chocolate chip cookies arranged on brown parchment paper with metal cookie spatula under one cookie
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I first made these cookies in October of last year for my son’s high school soccer team. They have been a hit with every single person that eats them. Everyone wants the recipe or for me to bake them again. I’ve made them tons, wish I kept track!! For Valentine’s day I made 250 for the soccer team, friends and family. I just had to let you know what a hit they are.

-Teena

The Secret to this Loaded Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The secret to making loaded cookies is to press tons of chocolate chips on the outside of the cookie dough balls. That’s why our double chocolate cookie recipe only calls for 1/2 cup chocolate chips in the batter, the remaining 1 cup gets pressed into the dough balls. 

If you happen to have a few bare spots once the cookies are done baking, immediately add a few more chocolate chips and they will melt into the cookies. 

double chocolate chip cookies arranged on brown parchment paper with center cookie broken in half

Ingredients for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • all purpose flour: flour is necessary to build structure in cookies
  • unsweetened cocoa powder: adds rich chocolate flavor
  • chocolate chips: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • baking soda: helps to leaven and lift the dough
  • salt: enhances the other flavors
  • unsalted butter: adds flavor and tender texture
  • brown sugar: adds sweetness & flavor, keeps the cookies moist and adds chewiness
  • granulated sugar: adds sweetness, flavor and encourages browning
  • egg: binds the cookies together by providing structure
  • vanilla extract: adds flavor

How to Make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together with a mixer on low. 
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, mix again on low. Gently add in the dry ingredients, mixing on low or by hand just until combined.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls on a silicone mat lined baking sheet. Use the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and press lots of chips on the outside of the balls. Bake and cool. 
three double chocolate chip cookies on dark navy plate with metal cookie sheet and glass of milk in the background

How do you know when double chocolate chip cookies are done?

For the cookies in the photos, the dough balls were about 3 heaping tablespoons, so that’s a large cookie! I baked those for 10-13 minutes – just until the edge of the cookie would begin to turn firm up. The result is a soft and chewy chocolate cookie!

If you make smaller dough balls, you should reduce the baking time otherwise the cookies will be over done.

  • Properly measure the all purpose flour using the spoon and sweep method.
  • Use room temperature butter for easier creaming of the butter and sugar.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form uniform balls. 
  • Press chocolate chips on the outside of the dough balls before baking for a loaded cookie presentation like the photos!

Store these cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. To ensure that cookies stay soft for days, place a piece of bread in the container. The moisture from the bread will be absorbed by the cookies.

double chocolate chip cookies arranged on brown parchment paper with metal cookie spatula under one cookie
  • Portion the dough into cookie dough balls. Press chocolate chips into the outside of the dough.
  • Place them on baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. You can place the dough balls close together since you won’t be baking them.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookies are frozen solid, about 1 hour.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and transfer the frozen cookie dough balls to a ziplock freezer bag. Label the bag with baking directions.
  • Freeze the cookie dough for up to 3 months.

    To bake: remove the dough from the freezer. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Frozen cookies may need to bake for 1-2 minutes longer.

How to Make Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have made these cookies multiple times with King Arthur’s Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour with great success. 

close up of one double chocolate chip cookie broken in half with gooey chocolate chips

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Double Chocolate Cookies FAQs

Best cookie sheets for baking cookies?

These are my favorite cookie sheets. I recommend using shiny, heavy cookie sheets that have very low or no sides. Avoid dark aluminum sheets because they can cause overcooking. 
Pro Tip: To ensure even baking, place only 1 cookie sheet in the oven at a time. 

What does double chocolate chip mean?

Double chocolate chip means that there is cocoa powder in the base of the cookie dough, making it a chocolate cookie, as well as having chocolate chips in the batter.

What makes cookies chewy rather than crispy?

The amount of butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar play a critical role in making cookies chewy or crispy. Granulated sugar creates crispier cookies and brown sugar creates chewier cookies. My recipe uses both types of sugar for the ultimate flavor and texture combination.

Should I use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips in cookies?

It depends on your personal preference. I like using semi-sweet chips because they are the perfect balance of chocolate flavor and sweetness. Milk chocolate tastes too sweet for my personal taste. Dark chocolate is another great option for a bold flavor!

Is salted or unsalted butter better for chocolate chip cookies?

Neither is better! If you use unsalted butter, make sure to add salt to the dry ingredients. If you use salted butter, don’t add extra salt when mixing the dry ingredients.

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Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

By: Beth
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 15 -19 cookies
Only make these double chocolate chip cookies if you want to seriously impress your family and friends and have them begging for more over and over! These chocolate chip cookies are fudgy, chewy and so easy to make when you follow my 6 easy steps below. Plus, you don’t need to chill the dough so they are ready in 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour, 180g
  • ¼ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, 1/2 cup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • **Note this cookie dough is super thick, it will take some work to combine the dough. Be sure to properly measure the flour by using the spoon and level method or by measuring by weight.
    For the cookies in the photos, the dough balls were about 3 heaping tablespoons, so that’s a large cookie! I baked those for 10-13 minutes – just until the edge of the cookie would begin to turn firm up. If your dough balls are smaller, reduce the bake time.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a mixing bowl, combine the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and 1/2 cup chocolate chips,
  • In a separate mixing bowl cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together with a mixer on low. 
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract, mix again on low. Gently add in the dry ingredients, mixing on low or by hand just until combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls on a silicone mat lined baking sheet. Use the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and press lots of chips on the outside of the balls.
  • Place the cookies 3 inches apart on a silicone lined baking sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Bake one cookie sheet at a time.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Hey Beth, thanks for sharing this recipe. I saw several of the comments saying the cookies came out dry and thought I’d try it out. Glad I did. They came out looking and tasting good.  

  2. I made this to the letter but my cookies were lighter in color than the ones pictured. Could this be the difference in cocoa powder?

    1. Yes – definitely the cocoa! I’ve noticed store brand cocoa is usually lighter. What brand did you use?

  3. 5 stars
    These were SOO yummy! I made them for a family member’s birthday! I used a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop for each cookie & cooked for 8 minutes and they were perfect!

  4. 5 stars
    My sister loves this recipe and had me make it for her daughters wedding reception. I was nervous to try it out, but it worked great! I weighed the flour as directed, creamed the butter and sugar well, and mixed it together for a nice thick brownie batter tasting dough.. Yum! I used milk chocolate chips, since I’m a swwweeet treat lover. They spread just like in the picture.
    Thank you for a delicious recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    I these double chocolate chip cookies last night. The came out beautiful & tasted deeeeeelicous! Thank you for your recipes. I also did the blueberry muffins & omg the domes on those were big. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and easy to make! A winning combination in my opinion. We will be eating these cookies on repeat! Thank you Beth, you create delicious recipes and make following them easy for us! 💜

  7. Mine didn’t spread and I had to smash them after cooking. I did weigh my flour, so that’s not the issue. I did brown my butter, though.

    1. Hi Jack! I haven’t tried this recipe with browned butter – did you refrigerate the dough since you browned the butter?