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Flat And Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The flat and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe makes a mouthwatering treat that is a family favorite.

With a chewy center, a rich chocolatey flavor, and a crispy edge, you will have people begging for more.

The cookies are perfect for any holiday, afternoon snack, to add to a school lunch, or just to munch on. 

Delicious And Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with White Chocolate Chips is the perfect homemade dessert.

Around here, we love Subway’s double chocolate chip cookies, and the kids always request them when we get a sub. The inside is soft and chewy, and the outer edge is nice and crispy.

These double chocolate cookies are very similar to Subway’s cookies but still have a flavor of their own. 

My oldest is in basketball camp this week, and he came home last night worn out and wanted some cookies. Of course, pretty much any excuse is good enough for me to make cookies, especially for one of the kiddos. 

This is an easy chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, as well. I love easy recipes, and you can whip up this up and have them in the oven baking in just a few minutes. 

Double chocolate chips on a counter

Ingredient List For The Delicious Cookies

  • Butter (room temperature)
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make The Chewy Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven and set the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or cover with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.
  3. In another bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine the flour mixture.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Next, add the white and semi-sweet chocolate chips and mix.
  6. Scoop onto a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.

Step-By-Step Instructions

A stick of butter in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Add the softened butter to a medium-sized mixing bowl.

If you’re like me and you forgot to set the butter out, or you decide to make the cookies on a whim, that’s ok. 

I put the butter in the bowl and microwaved it for about 15 seconds. You don’t want to microwave it to the point of having melted butter you only want to get it to the point of getting a little bit soft.

Brown sugar in a measuring cup over a stick of butter in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Add the brown sugar to the butter and mix both together. 

I use a hand mixer and mix on medium speed.

We had a conversation not too long ago, here at the house, about whether or not brown sugar is better for you than white sugar

In my post, What Makes A Cookie Chewy? I shared that brown sugar is simply white sugar with added sugarcane molasses. So, it’s not nutritionally better it just has a little bit of a deeper flavor (and such a delicious and good thing).

Brown sugar is an ingredient that will help create soft cookies that are chewy because molasses attracts moisture, and who doesn’t love a chewy cookie?

Click here if you’re looking for another easy double chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Ingredients for chocolate chip cookies in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Add the egg and mix.

Egg yolks are another ingredient that adds moisture to cookies. 

So, how do eggs act in baking? The yolks help add fat to the cookie, and the whites help strengthen it. In essence, eggs are help hold the cookie together. 

Dry ingredients for chocolate chip cookies in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt into another bowl. 

Chocolate chip cookie batter in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Once you’ve sifted the dry ingredients, add them to the wet ingredients. Mix everything together.

Mmm…are you getting excited? I am! 

Chocolate chip cookie batter in a clear glass mixing bowl with white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Add the white and chocolate chips and mix them into the batter.

You know this is the best part. It’s all happiness from here on out.  

You can use one or the other if you’re not a big fan of semi-sweet or white chocolate chips. But, the combination of the two is divine. Trust me. 

A cookie dough ball on a cookie sheet.

Scoop the dough onto the cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. 

Sometimes the cooking time will be a little longer or shorter, depending on your oven and what type of cookie sheet you use. If they are not quite done, you can cook them for a couple more minutes.

(I use a stoneware pan that I’ve had for years, so it doesn’t need to be greased. But, if you have a metal pan, you will need to grease it before adding the cookies onto the sheet to bake).

You can use a cookie scoop for larger cookies or a spoonful for smaller cookies. 

Once I take the cookies out of the oven, I always leave them on the cookie sheet for a few minutes. If you don’t, you’ll end up with a blobby mess.

I will still eat a blobby chocolate mess (no question there), but they just won’t look as pretty.  

Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with White Chocolate Chips on the counter.

These cookies tend to spread a bit more, but they are absolutely rich and wonderful to eat. 

How Do You Keep Cookies Soft?

After the cookies have cooled off, place them into an airtight container with a slice of bread. 

How Long Do Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Last?

Cookies can last a little over a week if kept in an airtight container. 

What Ingredient Do I Add To Make Cookies Moist?

Egg yolks will help make cookies moist. Instead of using one full egg, you can replace the egg white with two yolks to help make the cookies moist. 

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Favorite Tips

  • Use a hand mixer or stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  • For best results, make sure your butter is at room temperature before starting.
  • Measure correctly
  • Let your cookies sit on the cookie sheet after they bake for a few minutes.

Be sure to get the recipe for flat chocolate chip cookies. They are easy to make, rich, and perfect for after school snacks, potlucks, or any occasion.

If you like cookies that are a chewier cookie on the inside and have crispy edges, these are the ones.

And, if this is your first time making them, I promise you will love them. So, get your grocery store list ready and get started!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with White Chocolate Chips is the perfect homemade dessert.

Double Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Flat and chewy chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and turn out rich and decadent. This might just become one of your favorite recipes for flat cookies.


  • 1 stick butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Add the butter and brown sugar to a medium-sized bowl and mix together.
  3. Next, add the egg and vanilla extract and mix it in.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Sift and add to the wet ingredients and mix together until the dough forms.
  6. Add the semi-sweet and white chocolate chips and mix well.
  7. Add the balls of dough onto a prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is approximate

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Wednesday 6th of June 2018

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