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Chewy Chocolate Cookie Recipe

This Chewy Chocolate Cookie Recipe is easy and quick to make. Chances are, y’all have all of the ingredients there at home. The kids loved these cookies and kept coming back for more. The chocolate cookies are the perfect holiday treat.

Picture of cookies and milk.

These really are easy chocolate cookies to make. The kids absolutely loved them and asked for quite a few more. The insides are a bit gooey and rich, so they make the perfect Christmas exchange cookie. And well, the perfect cookie. Who needs to share? Let’s just be real. Ha!

I can’t believe we are halfway through October already. For the first time, the kids won’t be trick-or-treating this year. I’m ok with that. We’ll sit on the driveway and hand out candy (and eat these cookies).

But, with Halloween comes the holidays in a rush. We all know how it happens. It’s here and we’re unprepared. At least I am. I love to bake a lot during the holidays. It makes it feel homey and like Christmas is coming.

Cookie exchange parties are always a treat, and these are a hit. Plus, I love that they are so easy to make.

Recipe and printable instructions listed below


Picture of butter in a bowl

Add the butter to a large bowl and cream it a little for about one minute. It shouldn’t take long if you set it out to soften it. If you didn’t, just cream it a little longer.


Picture of sugar and butter in a bowl.

Next, pour the sugar into the bowl and cream with the butter. 


Picture of eggs, sugar, and butter in a bowl

Add the eggs to the bowl. My younger son, Ethan, helped with this recipe. He loves to bake things with me. We ended up making the recipe twice because I wanted to make a video for y’all, as well. So, we were covered up with cookies.

He is still a little nervous about cracking the eggs, but he did a great job and didn’t get a bit of shell in the bowl.


Picture of vanilla being poured into the bowl.

Pour the vanilla into the bowl. 


Picture of flour in a bowl

Add the flour to the bowl. You can mix after each step, or you can wait until everything is in the bowl. I usually mix after all of the wet ingredients, and then again after all of the dry stuff goes into the bowl.


Picture of cocoa and baking soda.

Finally, add the unsweetened cocoa, salt, and baking soda to the bowl. Mix everything together.


Picture of cookie dough in a bowl.

The chocolate cookie dough is going to be thick. It takes a minute or so to mix it all together. When you go to set the cookies on the baking sheet, you have a couple of options-you can scoop them onto the sheet, or you can roll them into a ball first.

If you roll them in a ball, they will bake up with a little bit of a smoother surface. They taste just the same, but are a little rounder.


Picture of cookie dough on a baking sheet.

I scooped these onto the baking sheet with a spoon. Set the cookies about 1-1/2 inches apart. They will spread a little bit.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. You might be super tempted to bake them longer, but they will get crunchy. I baked mine and then let them sit on the baking sheet on top of the stove for a few minutes.

If you take them out of the oven, it’s going to be a few minutes before you can use a spatula to get them off of the cookie sheet because they are so soft and gooey.

I like using a stoneware pan because it seems to transfer the heat evenly and I personally think the cookies bake better, without burning on the bottom.


Picture of cookies and milk

The recipe makes about 30 cookies per batch. Just be prepared, everyone in smelling distance is going to come runnin’!


Picture of cookies and milk.

Chewy Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Yield: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Chewy Chocolate Cookie Recipe is easy and quick to make. Chances are, y'all have all of the ingredients there at home. The kids loved these cookies and kept coming back for more. The chocolate cookies are the perfect holiday treat.


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 350-degrees

  1. Add the softened butter to a bowl and cream.
  2. Add the sugar and cream with the butter.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
  4. Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and mix.
  5. Spoon onto a baking sheet (about 1 tablespoon size per cookie)
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes. Set on a cooling rack.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 6.8gSaturated Fat: 4.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 13.5gProtein: 1.7g

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Friday 12th of May 2023

My 3 and 6 year olds wanted to bake chocolate cookies specifically after school. Since it was a Friday, and they asked so sweetly, I searched for an easy chocolate cookie recipe. This fit the bill for a quick mix and bake. And they turned out PERFECT. I added some chocolate chips because that’s what you do when baking with little girls. And I doubled the salt because I like salty cookies. But other than that followed the directions exact. SO GOOD!! Thank you!

Julie Pollitt

Monday 15th of May 2023

Hi Alison,

I am so glad to hear it! And of course it's perfect to add extra chocolate chips for little girls!


Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

I made these soft chocolate cookies the other night and I added a tsp of espresso powder and a tsp of cayenne pepper and pecans. They turned out so good, soft, chewy and a little bit of heat after the fact.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 6th of May 2023

Oh my gosh, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I will be trying that.


Tuesday 24th of January 2023

These were very yummy, but mine did not puff up. I followed the recipe and mine were very flat. Still delicious but they did not rise. I definitely used baking soda not powder per the recipe.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

Hi Amanda, mind don't rise a lot. They are kind of a flat cookie. Glad you liked them!


Saturday 19th of November 2022

I added chocolate chips and walnuts. So good and so easy. Will make again.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 19th of November 2022

That sounds wonderful!


Saturday 8th of October 2022

Helo, can I use wheat flour instead of all purpose flour and brown sugar instead of white sugar?

Julie Pollitt

Monday 10th of October 2022

Hi Hema, I am not sure about the what flour, since I haven't tried it. But, I think it would be fine to use brown sugar. Come back and let us know if you decide to try it with the wheat flour.

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