If you love chocolate, this is the cookie for you. These double chocolate chip cookies are soft, thick, and packed with double the chocolate flavor. 

A pile of five double chocolate chip cookies stacked on a white round plate.

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If you love chocolate chip cookies but wish they were somehow more chocolatey, these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are for you!

We start by making a decadent chocolate cookie dough, using dark chocolate cocoa powder. Then, we add milk chocolate chips to the batter to give the cookies twice the chocolate flavor.

Once baked, the melted chocolate chips inside the rich chocolate cookie are simply heavenly. These cookies really are every chocolate lover’s dream!

Double chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper on a wooden kitchen board, small bowl of chocolate chips, extra cookies on a white wooden countertop.

I am definitely a chocoholic, and I truly believe that more chocolate is always needed. This was my thinking when I started creating these cookies. I wanted to get as much chocolate flavor as possible into every bite!

I am also a huge fan of chewy cookies. So, I tried to create a soft cookie that would stay moist and tender for days. This recipe definitely checks all of those boxes! The cookies are loaded with different types of chocolate, extra soft, and actually quite easy to make. It’s almost too good to be true!

If you love chocolate cookies as much as I do, make sure to try these Gooey Chocolate M&M Cookies, Hot Chocolate Blossom Cookies, and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. too!

Ingredients to make double chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients for Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Butter – Make sure the butter is at room temperature so it blends into the cookie dough easily. Unsalted butter is best.
  • Sugar – White granulated sugar.
  • Brown sugar – I use light brown sugar, but Muscovado sugar also works well. 
  • Vanilla
  • Egg – Here’s the best way to crack an egg. This should also be brought to room temperature before mixing into the rest of the ingredients.
  • All-purpose flour – I have replaced the flour in this recipe with a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, and it works great.
  • Baking soda
  • Salt – Omit if using salted butter.
  • Chocolate chips – Milk chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate chips are my favorite. Chocolate chunks will also be delicious and give you even bigger melted bits of chocolate inside the cookies. 
  • Cocoa powder – Look for high-quality cocoa powder. Premium cocoa powder will have between 22 and 24% fat. The higher the fat content, the better the cocoa powder. 

Variations and Substitutions

You’ll love these double chocolate chip cookies as-is, but here are a few ideas to make the recipe your own!

  • Add ½ cup chopped walnuts to the batter when you add the chocolate chips. Double chocolate walnut cookies are quite delicious.
  • Use half dark chocolate chips and half white chocolate chips to make triple chocolate chip cookies. 
  • Replace the vanilla extract with almond extract for a subtle nutty flavor.
  • Sprinkle a little sea salt on top of the cookies before they bake. The little bit of salt really enhances the chocolate flavor.
  • Replace the chocolate chips with M&M’s for a fun and colorful twist on this double chocolate chip cookie recipe. 
In-process steps to make double chocolate chip cookies.

How to Make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350ºF, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter: Beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Then, add the eggs and vanilla, and mix on low speed until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients: Whisk the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Then, add them to the bowl with the butter. Blend on low speed just until a smooth dough forms. Be careful not to overmix!
  4. Add the chocolate: Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Your batter will be a little sticky, but that is okay.
  5. Chill the cookie dough: Place the cookie dough in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will help it set and be easier to scoop and roll.
  6. Scoop the dough: Scoop the cookie dough into balls about 2 tablespoons in size. Roll the balls between your hands, and place them on the prepared cookie tray. Do not press down on the cookie balls! Keep them nice and round. 
  7. Bake: Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until the edges are set. Then, let them cool on the cookie tray for another 10 minutes before moving them to a wire baking rack to cool completely.

Quick Tip

Use a cookie scoop to make portioning the dough easy and to ensure all your cookies turn out equal-sized and perfectly shaped! It also helps prevent your hands from getting super dirty.

Close up of a pile of double chocolate chip cookies served on a white round plate, wooden board with double chocolate chip cookies in the background with a small bowl of chocolate chips.

Quick Tip

You can make this cookie dough, scoop it, roll it, and freeze it for up to 3 months. Anytime you want a freshly baked double chocolate chip cookie, take a dough ball out of the freezer, and pop it right in the oven!

How to Store Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Place the baked double chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container once they have cooled. Store the cookies at room temperature for up to a week. 

You can also freeze the baked cookies in a zippered freezer bag for about 3 months. Thaw the frozen baked cookies at room temperature for an hour. Or, just pop one in the microwave for 15 seconds, and enjoy! 

Serving Suggestions

These double chocolate chip cookies are perfect to enjoy with your favorite hot beverage. They can easily be turned into cookie sandwiches with ice cream or frosting. You can also include them in a dessert charcuterie board, package them as homemade baked gifts over the holidays, or exchange them at cookie exchange parties!


What makes cookies crispy vs. chewy?

Brown sugar helps make cookies chewier. In addition, slightly underbaking cookies will help keep them chewy. Chilling the cookie dough before baking helps retain moisture in the cookies as well, keeping the center of the cookie colder as it bakes.

What does double chocolate chip mean?

A double chocolate cookie is one made with chocolate cookie dough as well as chocolate chips.

Should I use baking powder or baking soda in cookies?

Baking soda is best for making chewy, moist cookies. Meanwhile, baking powder will create cookies that are fluffier and more cake-like. I tend to use baking soda for a better cookie texture.

Five double chocolate chip cookies.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love chocolate, this is the cookie for you. These double chocolate chip cookies are soft, thick, and packed with double the chocolate flavor. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 – 13 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes


  • Mixing bowls
  • stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Wire Cooling Rack


  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars. Beat on low with an electric hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix on low until combined. Set aside.
    1 1/2 cups butter, 1/2 cup white granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a separate large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Whisk to combine and gradually add (in batches) to wet ingredients. Beat on low until combined, and then continue with the next batch. Mix until ingredients are almost combined; a few lumps here and there are fine.
    1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Stir in the chocolate chips. The batter will be sticky. Freeze the batter for 15-30 minutes to an hour or at least 1 hour in the fridge. The batter should resemble playdough after freezing/chilling.
    3/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • Scoop 2- 2 ½  tablespoonfuls of batter, rolling it into about 2 inch balls.
  • Arrange the cookie balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper at least 2 inches apart. Don’t press down!
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes (the time varies due to different ovens). I like to add chocolate chips on top after baking for decoration purposes, but this is optional. After baking, the cookies will have a soft center inside. Once they cool down they will set and the texture inside remains soft, chewy, and buttery.
  • Let the cookies stay on the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


It is important to chill the batter between the batches if you can’t bake the cookies all at the same time.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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