Best Chewy Chocolate Cookies, easy to make and extra delicious! These will be your new favorite cookie!
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Best Chewy Chocolate Cookies
These chocolate cookies are one of my absolute favorite cookies. I feel like I say that a lot- but what can I say- I LOVE cookies!
I recently shared these in my most favorite form- these M&M Valentines Cookies (because sprinkles, chocolate candies, and the best cookie ever?! YES PLEASE!).
But this cookie is my go-to for any chocolate cookie.
Even though I’ve shared this recipe in one form or another a few times (remember my Hot Cocoa Cookies? Or German Chocolate Cookies? Used them in both recipes too!) I thought I’d give these beauties their own post.
Let’s make these cookies!
How to make chewy chocolate cookies:
- Heat your oven and line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper
- Whip up your butter and then cream with the sugar
- Add in eggs and espresso powder then the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda
- Mix in the chocolate chips
- Scoop the cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet
- Bake for 9-10 minutes or until just done.
How to store cookies:
Once cooled store in an air tight container for up to a week- but I bet you they will be eaten way before that!
Can I freeze the dough?
Yep! Scoop your dough, form into balls, then place in a freezer zip lock baggie and freeze until ready to use- freeze for up to 2 months!
When ready to bake, preheat oven, take your cookie dough from the freezer place on a baking sheet and bake! No need to thaw. The cookies will most likely need a minute or two extra while baking.
Can I use chocolate chunks/ chocolate bar chopped up instead of chocolate chips?
Yes! Using at least one bar of chocolate chopped up in lieu of 1 cup of chocolate chips will give some serious ooey gooey chocolateyness to these cookies. However, regular chocolate chips will still taste delicious!
Help! My cookies are turning out harder than I want!
Simply bake the cookies for 1 minute less. I like to take these out when they are slightly underdone and then let them sit on the baking sheet for a minute. It helps them to be super soft and chewy.
I've used this recipe as a base for many of my cookies- including my favorite M&M Sprinkle Cookie!
For more tasty recipes check out:
- Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Easy Cookie Bars
- S’mores Cookies
- Chocolate Cherry Cookies
- Homemade Chocolate Cake
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Chewy Chocolate Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter cold*
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoon espresso powder optional
- 2 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Cups Chocolate Chips*
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high until light and fluffy.
- Add in the sugar and mix until full combined. You may need to scrap down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Add in the vanilla, eggs, and espresso powder, if using, and mix until combined. Mixture will look really wet.
- Turn the mixture to low and add in the flour ½ cup at a time then add the cocoa powder.
- Turn the mixer up to medium speed and add in the baking powder and salt. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottoms.
- Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the cookie dough and form into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes*
- Remove from oven and enjoy!
Lisa’s Tips*I like to cube my butter so it’s easier/faster for the mixer to whip up.
* Using a chopped-up chocolate bar in lieu of 1 cup of chocolate chips gives a nice melty chocolate cookie.
*I like to pull the cookies out slightly underdone- closer to 9 minutes- which helps them stay softer and chewier.
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