Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

5 from 26 reviews

Chocolate lovers unite around these easy-to-make moist Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with a rich deep chocolate taste and loads of semi-sweet chocolate chips. 


  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cover baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer cream the butter with sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix until incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. Turn the mixer to low. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in several increments mixing just until combined.  Remove from the mixer, and using a spoon stir in the chocolate chips and, if desired nuts.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until set.  After 5 minutes, remove to cookie cooling racks.


  • Use good quality unsweetened cocoa and chips. My preferred brand is Ghirardelli, but there are other excellent brands as well.
  • Always preheat the oven and load the cookies on the middle rack in the center of the oven.
  • Feel free to add chopped nuts to this recipe.  Roasted pecans, walnuts, roasted peanuts, roasted cashews, and roasted macadamia nuts all taste great in these cookies.
  • Cover the baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Whip the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.  This should take about two minutes on medium using a mixer or stand mixer.
  • Make the first batch a test run and bake one or two cookies. This will help establish baking time. If the cookies spread too much, refrigerate the dough for several hours.  If they do not spread enough gently press them down with the backside of a spatula.
  • I use my 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop for most of my cookies.  It seems to be the perfect size.
  • Store completely cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze them for up to 2 months.

Keywords: how to make double chocolate chip cookies, best double chocolate chip cookies, double chocolate chip cookie dough

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!

Privacy Policy