Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you frequent my blog or follow me on Twitter, you may recall that I am trying to clean out my pantry and only bake using ingredients I have on hand. Well, let me tell ya, I am now down to some slim pickings.

I am officially out of confectioners‘ sugar, nuts, light brown sugar, pure vanilla extract, chocolate chips and have a scant supply of cocoa powder, butter and white sugar! This recipe will probably be the last one I can make before hitting up the market this afternoon to restock the shelves.

It is amazing how much space I was able to free up. I should have taken before and after pics!

I found this recipe by using the ingredient search on allrecipes and let me tell ya, it’s easy, requires minimal ingredients and bakes up some amazingly soft, chocolate cookies.

On another topic, I realized that my “blogoversary” is in 6 days. How time flies! I cannot believe I have been blogging for almost a year and that people actually read these posts on a regular basis!
As a thank you to all of my readers, I will be posting a giveaway with random baking essentials such as cupcake liners, piping tips, sprinkles, etc. on Saturday, July 18th. Thanks again for taking an interest in my writing, recipes and photographs, you guys are fabulous!

Okay one more thing… I have been nominated for America’s Next Top Cookie on The Cookie Blog, I would love for you stop by and post a comment voting for me; Contestant #8, although I won’t be mad at ya if you fall in love with the butterfly cookies… I know I did!

That’s all for now, have a deliciously addictive day! Now I am off to the market with a handful of coupons to re-stock my pantry and pick up some giveaway goodies! :)

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


- I measured these using my 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, rolled them into balls and slightly flattened them with my palm. Once they came out of the oven, I added a few extra chips to the tops of each cookie.


42 Responses to “Double Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] — July 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    As I said before, these cookies look mouth-watering!! I can't believe you almost finished everything from your pantry! Great job!


  2. Leslie — July 12, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    A soft chocolate cookie? I am alll over it!


  3. Faith — July 12, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    It doesn't get much better than double chocolate! These look so good!


  4. Jenn — July 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    well. i know what i'm baking tonight! (cleaning out here too….so not fun)


  5. Laura — July 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Those look amazing.
    Definitely on my "To Bake" list.
    Just one question.. How many walnuts are required in this recipe?


  6. sherri — July 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I peridically do "clean out my cabinet cooking" and it is surprising the money that is saved!

    These look great!

    Good job on emptying the shelves and still making a great recipe!


  7. Katrina — July 12, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Yummy! Not quite as faithfully as you, but I've been trying to use up what I've got also, as I have a lot of open bags of things! Great looking cookie!


  8. Jamie — July 12, 2009 at 7:56 pm


    I left out the walnuts…I made a change to the post, thanks! It would have been 1/4 cup for this scaled down recipe. :)



  9. Sara — July 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Mmmmm, double chocolate!? Yum!


  10. Tracey — July 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    You have completely inspired me to try to empty my pantry of some of my random baking supplies! I did a fridge/freezer clean out recently but not the baking supplies. These cookies look so good! Great photos as always.


  11. Eliana — July 12, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Another picture perfect dessert!!


  12. Disha — July 13, 2009 at 7:20 am

    These look delicious..I've been wanting to bake Choc chip cookies..but i'm looking for a recipe that doesn't use eggs…lemme know if you can help..Thanks..will surely vote for u!!


  13. Ingrid — July 13, 2009 at 9:02 am

    That's pretty cool that you were able to use up all your "old" ingredients. I have some stuff that I need to use up but I just can't get excited about it.

    I totally blew by my blogiversary.


  14. Megan — July 14, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Double Chocolate? Oh yeah, I'm there!


  15. Heidi — August 6, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Oh my word these look delicious!! Your photo really captures the thickness and darkness of the chocolate. I'm thinking that they are kind of fudgy since they are so soft. MMmmmm! I wish you would have taken more photos of them.

    I love your blog! Keep up the interesting and mouthwatering posts!



  16. Chelle — August 13, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I also recently decided to bake with only what I already had on hand. This took some work. What I decided on was "Magic Peanut Butter Middles" from However, I was out of regular peanut butter and ended up substituting Archer Farm's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter! AMAZING!!!!!! Now I need to make your cookies!


  17. Julia — September 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    First time reader. Just made these cookies. Great success. I love a simple chocolate chocolate chip cookie.

    But I'm really writing because I must commend your photography skills. Do you take all the pictures on this blog? Seriously awesome pictures. Awesome.


  18. Aishia — December 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I LOVE THESE COOKIES…I'm making these cookies for the third time.
    Keep the recipes comming!


  19. Kevin — January 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Mmmmm just made these with white chocolate chips instead of semi sweet, and it turned out delicious.


  20. Sam — February 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Wow! These look amazing! They are so simple! I am making them right now, I will let you know how they turn out. Also did you just put a few extra chocolate chips on top? It made them look amazing! All the other recipes I have looked at don’t have very good pictures and this picture just made my mouth water! Great Job!


  21. Nid — August 5, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Hey Jamie….is there any way i can use vegetable oil instead of unsalted butter? Thanx


  22. Susie — October 15, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I made these cookies, and everyone raved about them! Even when you double the batch, they turn out just as good, I even added White chocolate chips, and chopped pecans along with the chocolate chips. MMMmmmmm!


  23. Tamara Vining — May 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I just made these cookies after a quick google search on double chocolate cookies. My 8 year, very quickly, ate one and demanded another. After telling him he had to wait until after dinner he had a mini meltdown and said “well why did you give me something that tasted so good if I can’t have another one right away”.

    I guess that’s 2 thumbs up from him. Yum.


    • Jamie — May 24, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      This may be my favorite comment of the month! Thanks so much for sharing.

  24. 658sxdr5tu — March 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Wow my mouth is litterally druling now. I wanna get home and beg my mom to make the brownies(closest thing we have to these cookies) Im a mess…..


  25. KB — July 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! Made these recently and they are a chocolate-lover’s dream (hence the name haha: Love the final touch with the extra chips. Brilliant.


    • Jamie — July 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and report your experience. Have a great day.

  26. Sandra — August 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Made these cookies twice already for the kids. They absolutely devoured them both times. Delicious, delicious, delicious. Thanks!!


  27. Akira Aki — October 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve just made some cookies <3. They're really delicious <3 <3 <3


    • Jamie — October 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe – thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback. Have a great day.

  28. Marie — January 12, 2013 at 8:44 am

    my first cookies .. and they were AWESOOOMME!
    Thank youu!


  29. Selen — February 10, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Before this recipe,Every attempt of me making cookies was a huge fail!But when i did this recipe the cookies were great they were so soft and rich and warm ,but instead of the semi sweet chocolate chips i used galaxy milk chocolate chips and even made the cookies better!
    My only regret is that i didnt double the recipe..they finished in heartbeat!
    Thanks for the recipe


  30. Brittany — March 6, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Made these today and they came out fabulous! I used white chips and dark chips instead of semi sweet and they were delicious. Thanks for sharing!


  31. Brianne — March 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    These are delish! I just made them! My only complaint would be that the recipe didnt yield that many cookies, they will be gone by the end of the day! I will have to double up for next time!


  32. J~ — August 26, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Hi! I’m still in school, and well, I plan to bake these over the weekend for the upcoming Teacher’s Day. I was just doing a comprehension passage on food blogging, so I decided to do something special for my teachers this year. The instructions and recipe is easy to follow, concise and there are easily accessible ingredients. I think I’ll start coming back for more recipes! Perhaps I’ll try cheesecake… Yum! (I love cheese!)

    By the way, how many cookies can be made? I have 8 teachers, and I plan on giving each 2. Would there be enough, or will I have to add a little extra on the recipe?


    • Jamie — September 13, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Hi J,
      I’m sorry I didn’t see this to answer sooner, but as it says in the recipe, this makes 18 cookies.
      – Jamie

  33. Cassandre — October 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I just made these and they are fantastic! I was also cleaning out my pantry :-) and used half a bag of M&M’s instead… they were so yummy! Thanks for the great recipe – definitely going in my bag of tricks!!!


    • Jamie — October 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Yay! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed them – I love the M&M substitution. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your experience with the recipe. Have a great weekend!

  34. Julie — September 28, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I made these cookies but used KIng Arthur’s Gluten Free Baking Mix, vegan butter and dairy free chocolate chips.  We have a gluten and dairy allergy in the family.  Best double chocolate cookie recipe ever!!  Thank you!  :-)


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