Chewy Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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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
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 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

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.


  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.
Originally published as Chewy Chocolate Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p48

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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!!!"

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