Soft rich gooey double chocolate chip cookies! This recipe makes by far the best double chocolate chip cookies ever.
The perfect chocolate cookie texture
These are by far the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. In fact, I don't know if I will ever want to use another recipe now I have discovered how good these are. They are crisp and chewy just around the edges but the inside is soft, rich and fudgy, a bit like a brownie. If you love soft cookies then these are definitely ones you should try.
I love cookies but don't often make them. Until now I was more likely to just buy the very occasional bag when I was out somewhere. Now I've found this recipe I think it might just tempt me to make them more often.
Ingredients for double chocolate chip cookies
To make these double chocolate chip cookies you'll need:
- Butter - I usually use unsalted but salted is fine too.
- Soft light brown sugar - This helps the cookies keep their deliciously soft texture.
- Caster sugar
- Egg - I usually use a large egg but a medium one works too!
- Vanilla extract - Or essence if that's what you've got!
- Self-raising flour - If you don't have self-raising flour you can use plain flour but add 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder.
- Cocoa powder - Or cacao powder
- Chocolate chips - I use plain or milk chocolate ones. You could even add some white chocolate ones though.
How do you make these cookies?
Like most cookies, you start making these by creaming butter and sugar together.
Then add the egg, vanilla, salt, flour and cocoa powder. I find cocoa powder often sticks together in lumps so it's best to pass it through a sieve into the bowl. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon till you get a stiff cookie dough.
Then stir in the chocolate chips.
Take spoonfuls of the cookie dough and roll into balls between your palms. Put them on a baking tray covered in baking paper with a bit of space between each ones. Bake in the oven for just 8 minutes so they still have a deliciously fudgy texture.
What kind of flour do you need?
I use self-raising flour to make these. However, if you don't have self-raising you can replace it with plain flour and 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder.
Can you freeze the cookie dough for later?
Oh yes, that is one of the best things about cookie dough! When I make these I freeze about half of the cookie dough in walnut sized balls. Whenever I fancy a quick cookie fix I just bake them straight from the freezer! It's so good to be able to eat one or two whenever you fancy them.
How long do these cookies keep?
In our house they rarely even last until the next day and they have never made it beyond two days. However, they should be fine for at least three days in an airtight container.
Can you adapt this recipe?
I love these cookies so much that I wouldn't want to change them. However, you can of course try using white chocolate chips. You could even add dried fruit or nuts. I have to admit that I haven't done that though. I love these chocolate chip cookies just as they are!
I would just add that you can reduce the amount of chocolate chips in them too. I have made them while running out of chocolate and they were equally good with just 100g! In fact, even if you didn't add any chocolate chips at all I think they'd still taste amazing.
Yes, they are that good!
Best Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 125 g butter at room temperature
- 100 g soft light brown sugar
- 125 g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 175 g self-raising flour
- 50 g cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 200 g chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl and cream together.
- Beat the egg slightly then add it to the butter and sugar along with the vanilla extract. Mix together.
- Sift the flour, cocoa and salt into the bowl. Mix it together. You should get quite a stiff cookie dough. Add the chocolate chips and stir in.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls and place them on the parchment paper, with plenty of space around each ball of cookie dough. Some of the balls of cookie dough can be frozen at this point to bake later.
- Bake the cookies in the oven for 8-9 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
More chocolate recipes
If you like these double chocolate chip cookies, why not try one of my other chocolate recipes:
- Strawberry banana chocolate muffins
- Chocolate banana creme egg muffins
- Chocolate chip cookies?
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Places I'm sharing these chocolate chip cookies
I am sending these to Alphabakes which is hosted this month by Caroline Makes.
Chocolate chip cookies are my obsession. Yours look good and look super easy to make and perfect for gifts during the holiday season!
That's a good obsession to have! I'll have to have a look at some of your cookie recipes.
Yum, I can't wait to try these. They look positively decadent. I'll need more milk. 😉
They are super good! My husband loves a glass of milk with chocolate cookies too.
These are making my mouth water. Double chocolate anything and I'm all ears! They look terrific!
Thanks April! They were totally scrummy and I really need to make more soon.
Lovely making cookies and my kids love eating them. I get fed up making the same recipe all the time. .so looking forward to trying this recipe
I always find it more interesting to try new recipes too! The rest of my family are always asking me to remake their old favourites though so I can't be adventurous all the time.
I'm not surprised that these are the best cookies you've made. I love soft in the middle cookies, these are definitely my kind of cookies!
Soft middles are the best in cookies, aren't they? I can't resist.
These look so yummy! There is only one thing better than chocolate cookies and that's double chocolate cookies! So gooey! Delicious!
Thanks! I love any type of chocolate chip cookies and these ones are really yummy.
Yummm! My munchkins would adore these cookies and they wouldn't last long.
They were certainly polished off very quickly here!
I love the idea of freezing the rolled cookie dough. It makes it so much easier to only make a cookie or two at a time. The more I make the more I eat!
Exactly! I have that problem too! It's lovely to have cookie dough in the freezer and be able to serve fresh warm cookies to guests.
Mmmm, these look like lovely pillows of deliciousness! Double chocolate chip cookies are my favorite... these look different than anything I've ever made. Gonna have to try these soon!
Oh I'm sure you won't be disappointed! They are quite rich but really really yummy.
A chocoholic's dream! I love cookies and bake them more often than I should - I'm going to try these very soon
They are delicious so I hope you like them as much as I did!
MMm these look soo yummy! Perfect for the holidays!
Thanks Stephanie! We all loved them.
Elizabeth | The Recipe Revival
These look yummy! They wouldn't last long at my house!
Unfortunately they didn't here either! Luckily I froze some of the cookie dough but I'm saving it for when I want to impress some guests.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
I have a couple of chocoholics in the house....so I know these would be a hit. Perfect for the holidays....and I know they would disappear in a flash.
That's the problem isn't it! I never get to eat many because everyone else eat them first.
Mmm they do look quite perfect!
I'll definitely have to bookmark this if you say these are the best cookies you've ever made! Thanks for sharing them with Alphabakes!
They are most definitely the best cookies I've ever made. I'm enjoying sharing them just to show off how good they are!
Corona, these sound just like I love my cookies to be!
Rachel K @MarmadukeS
Like everyone else, I think these look gorgeous. I love the way you've got them to crackle too!
These are seriously delicious looking cookies!
This looks like a cookie I would love. Beautiful.
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Sorry meant to say how good they look too!
Love he fact that you can also make a large batch and freeze half for when you run out or unexpected morning tea drop-ins. I love both soft and crunchy biscuits.
My mouth is watering just looking at the photo--looks great!
Thank you. I'm trying not to eat the ones left all at once now!
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When I first started baking cookies, I only used the recipe on the back of the Nestle chocolate chip bag. I've branched out (thank goodness!), and I absolutely adore double chocolate cookies. I'm kind of a chocaholic... These look great!
It's just so easy to stick with what you know when it works, isn't it.
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Of course. But it's even more satisfying to try new things that work too! :]