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DANGER! WARNING! IF YOU MAKE THESE YOU MAY CONSUME THEM ALL!!!

Consider yourself warned, folks. These double chocolate chip cookies are my most asked for recipe, and for good reason. They are basically everything a cookie should be. They have a dense, fudgy texture and a rich, chocolaty flavor interspersed with little nuggets of melted semi-sweet goodness. And they’re super simple – like throw everything in the mixer, drop cookie, no refrigeration, comes out perfect every time simple. Pretty much, this is the only cookie recipe you’ll ever need. 

This is the go-to for me. If someone holds a cookie swap, I’m there holding these babies. If there’s a party, a potluck, or a Friday that needs cookies, I pull out this recipe. 

Have I sold you yet?

If not, here’s the recipe to speak for itself. Below you’ll find all my tips and tricks for making a perfect cookie every time.

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 36
Fudgy, brownies cookies with melted chocolate
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
18 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
18 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter/margarine
  2. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 tsp vanilla
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. 2/3 cup cocoa
  7. 3/4 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Add cocoa and thoroughly mix in.
  3. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt. Dough should be thick and sticky.
  4. Add chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350Ā° for 8-10 minutes.
Notes
  1. Bring these out when they're slightly underbaked and let them develop on the cookie sheet. This will yield maximum deliciousness!
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Tips for the perfect cookie – from start to finish!

A big secret to getting these (or any other soft cookies) to have a moist texture when baked is to make sure the sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla are beaten together well. I like to turn the mixer on and let it run for several minutes to make sure that all the ingredients are well mixed.

(Note: I can’t find where I got this recipe from anymore. I copied it down by hand and that’s the only version I have. If anyone knows where this came from originally, I would LOVE to give credit to the genius who came up with this!) 

The recipe I modified these cookies from called for you to add the cocoa at the same time as the flour. Adding the flour with the cocoa always resulted in a messy explosion across my kitchen, which was not my favorite thing ever. Now I add the cocoa first and make sure it’s well mixed before adding the flour cup by cup while running the mixer on low. Much less messy. The dough should look like this:

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We usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips in these cookies, but we’ve also tried a wide variety of other flavored chips, such as peanut butter, white chocolate, butterscotch, dark chocolate, and mint, along with M&Ms and crushed peppermint bits. All have been a huge hit, so play around. It’s pretty hard to mess these cookies up.

Once you’ve added in your chocolate chips, you’ll drop the dough by rounded spoonfuls onto a greased (or silicon) baking pan and bake at 350Ā° for no more than 10 minutes.

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Most important tip of all time! Do NOT leave these cookies in until they look done! If you do, they will come out hard and crispy.The secret to soft, moist cookies is to take them out when they still look slightly doughy and leave them on the pan on top of the oven for 5-10 minutes. They will continue to cook at the lower temperature and will come out perfectly every time.

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 Have you tried these yet? Leave a comment and let me know how they went!

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16 Comments

Alison

Oh my, these look so gooey and delicious! And like the perfect cookie for a tall glass of milk!!

cat

OH my goodness!! those look so decadent and wonderful. i am going to have to make a batch today if i can…and thank you for the tip on the perfect cookie!

Diane Homan

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get the chance to eat some chocolaty deliciousness today šŸ˜‰

Mary Kate Leopard

I WILL be making these this weekend

Diane Homan

Good luck! We made these on Monday, and all three dozen were gone by Tuesday evening…

Diane Homan

I agree. That’s what I love about them šŸ™‚

Shalama

OMG! I could use these in my life right about now. I am training for a bodybuilding contest and can’t have them but if I could, I definitely would. I love love love fresh baked cookies!
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Diane Homan

What an awesome goal! I’m glad you have the self discipline to stick to it šŸ™‚

Lisa

Wow – I’m feeling the chocolate overload just looking at the pictures! I will definitely be trying these, maybe for a Valentine’s Day treat for the kids.

Diane Homan

They are definitely rich; that’s for sure šŸ™‚ I hope you family enjoys them!

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