Double the chocolate and double the YUM with this chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe. Chocolate chip cookies are hands down one of the best cookies ever created, but by combining them with chocolate cookies, you’ve got something truly amazing.
These simple drop cookies are moist, chewy, and of course, chocolaty! They come together in about 15 minutes, and it makes a nice big batch. I know this chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe is going to a favorite among your cookies recipes.
Let’s head to the kitchen and start baking!
What I Love About Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
At the top of the very long list of things I love about this chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe are:
- Quick to make
- Uses common pantry ingredients
- DOUBLE chocolate punch
- Makes a large batch
Much like Hershey chocolate chocolate chip cookies, this recipe uses cocoa and chocolate chips to pack a double chocolate flavor punch. Here are a few ways to make your cookies the best they can be!
Don’t overmix: As you add the dry ingredients, stop mixing when you have just a few streaks of flour left. As you incorporate the chocolate chips, you’ll finish mixing in the flour.
Don’t overbake: Pull the cookies out when they look slightly wet in the center. They’ll finish setting up on the sheet as they cool.
Cool cookie sheets: Make sure the cookie sheets are cool before spooning another batch of cookies on them. If they are warm, the butter will begin to melt which will result in flatter, crispier cookies.
Cool the dough: If you want ultra-thick cookies, let the dough cool in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. This slows down how quickly the butter melts in the cooking process and helps the cookies hold their height and moisture.
Real butter: As with all cookies, to get maximum chewiness, you’ll need to use real butter. No margarine substitutes!
Chocolate: You can go to the dark side and use dark cocoa and chips for an intense dark chocolate cookie. You can also mix it up with white chocolate chips or even peanut butter chips.
For maximum freshness, allow the cookies to cool completely before storing them in a well-sealed container.
Can You Freeze This?
You can freeze the dough or the baked cookies of this chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe. To freeze the dough, drop by spoonfuls on to a baking sheet and freeze for an hour. Put the frozen dough balls into a freezer bag. Bake from frozen. Just add a few minutes to the bake time.
To freeze the baked cookies, be sure they are cooled completely and put them in a tightly sealed freezer container. Freezing guidelines suggest for maximum freshness, individually wrap with cling wrap before putting in the container.
Make Ahead Tips
This chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe dough stores well for about 2 days in the fridge.
How Long Can You Keep This?
The baked cookies will hold for 2-3 weeks in a well-sealed container. According to food handling guidelines, the frozen dough will last for 3 months, and frozen cookies will last for about 6-12 months.
You’re going to love this chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe, but if you want to experiment with some variations, here are some ideas!
Can I Use White Chocolate Chips Instead?
White chocolate chips would look lovely and taste great in this recipe. You could also make white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Another fantastic white chocolate chip creation is my avalanche bars.
They’re quick, easy, and of course, delicious!
Can I Add M&M Candies In This Recipe?
M&M candies would go great in this recipe instead of chocolate chips. M&M cookies are gorgeous with their bright colors in contrast with the chocolate dough. Chocolate chip m&m cookies, like my monster cookies, are a fun combination.
They make a big batch and are super simple to make!
Can I Add Orange?
Orange and chocolate are a delicious combination, but I think orange would difficult to showcase in this double chocolate cookie. For an intense orange flavor, try my orange creamsicle cookies or cranberry orange cookies. They’re both perfectly sweet and deliciously orange.
Can I Add Oats?
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a classic combo. I love how oatmeal adds body to cookies. You could exchange some flour for oats in this recipe, or for a tried and true oatmeal cookie recipe, try my oatmeal raisin cookies.
Another one of my favorite oatmeal cookies are my peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They’ve got all the best cookie ingredients all rolled into one delicious cookie!
Can I Add Peanut Butter?
You can never go wrong with chocolate peanut butter cookies. The easiest way to add peanut butter to this recipe is to use peanut butter chips. Use 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 peanut butter chips, and you’ll have peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Another yummy chocolate peanut creation is my chocolate peanut butter bars. They’re decadently delicious and super easy to make!
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375° degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Gradually add in flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven, just until centers of cookies no longer look wet, about 8 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes then remove and cool completely on wire baking racks.
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More Chocolate Cookies Recipes…
Your recipe box can never have enough chocolate cookies. Be sure to add these to your list of must make recipes!
- Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons – chewy coconut and chocolate cookies
- Reindeer Oreos – Adorably delicious
- Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies – Rich, moist, and indulgent
- Hershey Chocolate Chip Cookies – Golden edges, soft center, plenty of chocolate chips
- Mississippi Mud Cookies – Chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts in one fantastic cookie
This chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser wherever you serve them. They go great on any cookie tray and are perfect with a cup of coffee. I can’t wait to hear how they work for you! Be sure to comment below!
janet poole says
These cookies are so good , first time for chocolate,chocolate chips. My grand kids loved them. Thanks for sharing
Your so welcome Janet! So happy your grandkids loved them!! <3
The recipe I printed yesterday has 4 cups of chocolate chips, melt 2 cups; I went back because not all of #3 instruction printed and now it is gone. I was wondering do I do my butters and sugars then add the melted chocolate, etc before doing the flour as the last step? I guess Nestle must of gotten upset.
Hi Marty! The recipe should always be available online and ready for you to print. I can’t imagine what happened?
Ann LMartin says
it would be nice to be able to print this recipe but the site does not show a place for printing!!!!!
There is a green print button just under the article title and another one directly on the recipe, on the left-hand side, below the little square picture. 🙂 Hope that helps.