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Chewy Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Cookies Recipe

This cookie recipe—a favorite of our four children—has been in my collection for years. Sometimes I'll substitute mint-flavored chips for the semisweet chocolate ones. Either way, the cookies disappear quickly.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:54 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips.
  • 2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes (do not overbake). Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 238 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Chewy Chocolate Cookies

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jdogg22 User ID: 8421733 251956
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2016

"This is the Hershey's Reese's cookie recipe. The only difference is their recipe has Reese's peanut butter chips in them. It is a very good cookie!"

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 237669
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"If you love chocolate, you will love these cookies. I found it somewhat difficult to remove them from the cookie sheet even after allowing them to cool for one minute. You do have to remove them carefully. They are a delicious cookie."

Sarah L. User ID: 5748401 221816
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"Someone has asked about making cookies plumper. I have discovered that replacing about 1/4 butter with the same amount of shortening preserves the buttery flavor and chewiness, but gives cookies a little more body (less melting in the oven). I adapted an oatmeal cookie recipe this way and am very happy with it."

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 44950
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"Great tasting and versatile cookie. We like our cookies large, so mine made about 3 1/2 doz. To adjust, I added 1/2 C flour. I chilled the dough for about 1 hour. I used a cookie scoop about size of large walnut. Flatten tops of cookies slightly. Bake for 15 min. and let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing. I vary the flavor by adding peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips, or mint chips. All are yummy!"

nightskystar User ID: 1034705 42606
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"These are great!! Just as they are...."

rwippel User ID: 4262008 46101
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"These are very good chocolate cookies; however, if I make it again, I'm going to replace the semi-sweet chocolate chips with white chocolate chips. Also the chocolate chips need to be cut back to about 1 to 1 1/2 cups"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 18827
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"The best chocolate cookie recipe I have tried so far. I used 1 cup dark chocolate chips & 1 cup semi-sweet. Rich, chewy & tasty! Took mine a full 10 minutes to bake."

mothergwiz User ID: 3087431 15178
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"These cookies are really good and have a big chocolate flavor. I did increase the cooking time to 15 minutes and they still are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. This recipe made me 3 dozen cookies. This is a keeper for my family."

kpkaren User ID: 2650977 46090
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"Oh my goodness. These cookies are awesome! Chewy inside and crunchy outside. I varied the recipe a bit by using mini nonpareils. Only needed a cup and then pressed a few on top. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

CherylShumaker User ID: 2231606 46087
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Absolutely delicious! These are my family's new favorite cookies!!!"

jennidw User ID: 2531705 15177
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"These were yummy, my first tray came out really thin & falling apart. I added about a tbsp of flour to the remaining dough & the next tray of cookies came out fluffier. I also used half whole wheat flour & half regular since wheat flour makes slightly chewier cookies"

sjacnsmith User ID: 4105236 21033
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"Wow! If you love chocolate, you'll adore these cookies! I made my first batch too big and they were hard to handle without breaking but still scrumptious anyway."

stargazerlaura User ID: 5995105 19169
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Those are delicious cookies."

CherylShumaker User ID: 2231606 20839
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013 Edited Mar. 8, 2013

"Absolutely delicious!!!!"

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 44949
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"No wonder there is no photo. These are about the ugliest cookies ever, dark to the point of looking burned and very thin, but are their looks ever deceiving! What fabulous chocolatey taste, chewy texture."

allgord User ID: 6171845 18825
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Soooo yummy! It was hard to bake them and not just eat all the batter! I've been looking for a good chocolate cookie recipe that's soft and chewy - this definitely fit the bill. I will be making this MANY more times!"

JAKeyes User ID: 4182927 42601
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"this recipe was definitely a hit in our family and now i make them every year for our family reunion"

Mamacheese2004 User ID: 2528734 202144
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"Very yummy and chocolatey. These cookies are fall apart soft and my family loves them."

Chocolateeyes User ID: 3861604 48280
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"All my family loves these! Great with a glass of milk! Looking forward to trying mini-peanut butter cups or Reese-pieces!"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 47553
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"If you're a chocolate lover, you've got to try these!"

teri396 User ID: 3790128 20631
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"used shortening instead of butter and dark cocoa. was very good."

Libbysheth User ID: 5704185 20837
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"This is a great twist on an old favorite. The flavor is excellent, and if you are looking for chewy cookies, these are it!"

brazenlove User ID: 5575037 20629
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"The best chocolate chip cookies ever! I made this for the first time and the whole family loved it!"

NT5585 User ID: 5481670 42465
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"These are really good! My kids and husband just love them! I will be putting these in my "favorites" for sure!"

JJOH User ID: 1985281 15175
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"These are great! My family of 4 ate them in days! Thanks"

Tennessee Momm User ID: 4848549 20994
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"Very good, like having a brownie with a crunch, yet chewy."

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