Home > Desserts > Chocolate Cookies Chocolate Cookies December 12, 2019 | 4 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Chocolate Cookies are rich and fudgy with soft, chewy interiors. They’re packed with two kinds of chocolate and perfect with a sprinkle of sea salt on top! Try some other popular cookie recipes next: Snickerdoodles, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Chocolate Cookies Chocolate Cookies are based on our favorite Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe. Even though this batch makes over 40 cookies, we somehow always run out within a day or two. As my boys would say, they just slide right down! This decadent recipe is loaded with two kinds of chocolate. And the best thing about that? You can choose whatever types of chocolate you like best: semi-sweet, dark, bittersweet, milk, or white chocolate. Our favorite? Milk or semi-sweet with white chocolate! How to make Chocolate Cookies The descriptions below correlate with the photo collage above. Cream together room-temperature butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients to another bowl. Stir to combine. Add dry to wet and mix until JUST combined. It will be extremely thick and quite wet, so these cookies have to chill before rolling into balls. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mixed dough is ready to scoop. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to measure out cookie dough balls. Place on a baking sheet and bake! Cocoa Powder Cocoa powder: I would say this is the most important ingredient in this cookie recipe! You want to make sure to use Dutch-process cocoa powder (as opposed to regular cocoa powder) in these cookies. Regular cocoa powder will make these cookies dry and less flavorful. Here’s the exact cocoa powder I use (and highly recommend). Here is a great summary of the differences between cocoa powders. Chocolate Cookie tips Spoon and level the flour or weigh it to get a more accurate measurement. Too much flour makes this recipe cake-like. If you have a food scale, pull it out; it will give you the most accurate measurement. Chill the dough. Chilling helps solidify the butter and concentrate the flavors. It also makes it easier to roll into balls. We chill the dough twice with this recipe — once after making the dough and another quick chill after rolling dough balls. Bake on a Silpat liner or parchment paper. This helps with quick cleanup, helps ensures the bottoms don’t burn, and helps deliver even baking throughout. Don’t overbake. The best way to have soft, fudge-like cookies is to ever-so-slightly under-bake them (I pull them out as soon as the top loses the glossy or wet look). If these cookies are overbaked, they become hard and far less flavorful as they cool. More delicious cookie recipes Snickerdoodle Cookies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Caramel Filled Cookies Peanut Butter Blossoms FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Chocolate Cookies 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe Chocolate Cookies are rich and fudgy cookies with soft, chewy interiors. They're packed with two kinds of chocolate chips! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Chocolate Cookies 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Chocolate Cookies are rich and fudgy cookies with soft, chewy interiors. They're packed with two kinds of chocolate chips! Course Dessert, Snack Cuisine American Keyword chocolate cookie recipe Prep Time 20 minutes minutes Cook Time 9 minutes minutes Chilling Time 1 hour hour Total Time 1 hour hour 29 minutes minutes Servings 45 small cookies Chelsea Lords Calories 73kcal Author Chelsea Lords Ingredients▢ 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature▢ 3/4 cup white granulated sugar▢ 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed ▢ 1 large egg, at room temperature▢ 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream, at room temperature▢ 1 small drop almond extract (optional)▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract▢ 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose white flour▢ 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder Note 1▢ 2 teaspoons baking powder▢ 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt▢ 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips Note 2▢ 1/2 cup white chocolate chipsUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsWET INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl, cream butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy (the mixture should resemble peanut butter). Beat in egg, sour cream, almond extract, and vanilla extract.DRY INGREDIENTS: In a separate bowl, combine the flour, Dutch-process cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add in chocolate chips. Stir to combine.COMBINE: Combine wet and dry and mix until JUST combined, being careful to not overmix. Cover the dough and chill for at least 30 minutes-- preferably an hour.ROLL BALLS: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a large tray with parchment paper or a Silpat liner. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to measure exact cookie dough balls. (Each ball should be 1 tablespoon of dough; you should get around 45 cookies.) Place on the prepared sheet pan, with no more than 9 cookies per pan to allow for spreading. Place sheet pan of cookies in the fridge for another 10 minutes.BAKE: Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes or until set (just until the top is no longer glossy). Be careful to not overbake. A soft, very slightly underbaked cookie is the best for a delicious fudgy texture! Once the cookies come out of the oven, let them stand on cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes. If desired, press a few additional chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.STORAGE: Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies are best enjoyed within 2 days. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: Cocoa: Make sure to use Dutch-process cocoa powder in these cookies. Regular cocoa powder will make these cookies dry and less flavorful. Here’s the exact cocoa powder I use. Note 2: Chocolate: These cookies need 1 cup of chocolate chips total, so feel free to switch up what kinds you use! Add two of whatever types you like best: bittersweet, dark, semi-sweet, milk, or white chocolate. Nutrition FactsServing: 45cookies | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.5g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 10.9mg | Sodium: 7.5mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 7g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. 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