Quick & Chewy Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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These on-the-go goodies are great to take along to the beach, a picnic or on vacation. They have the great flavor and texture of brownies in a cookie shape.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 160 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set and centers are puffed and cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks (cookies will flatten as they cool). Yield: About 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Chocolate Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p214

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sjacnsmith User ID: 4105236 244303
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"The taste is good and I enjoy the chewy crunch. The only downside is the flat presentation. It helps a little if I keep them small."

dkeppler User ID: 2093741 218390
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"I actually cut the recipe in half and added mint chocolate chips to them! Turned out very yummy"

idawolf User ID: 1144257 158955
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"I followed the recipe to the "T" and they came out thin as a piece of paper. They tasted okay and chewy ."

Brenda625 User ID: 5811551 148304
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"These cookies are great! They spread out thin but keep their circular shape. The best thing about them is they stay soft and chewy, even 2 days later. Still soft. They do have a brownie taste. I will definitely recommend these."

skchap User ID: 6597263 66025
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2012

"These cookies are not much to look at, but they taste great! Because the dough is so soft they spread out when baking and become very thin, but I wanted a chewy chocolate cookie, and that's definitely what I got! 2 cups of sugar seemed like a lot to me, so I did 1 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup of brown, and they still taste great. Next time I make them I think I'll experiment with ways to keep the chewy-ness, but get them to stand up a bit more."

LostTime User ID: 761087 154462
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Are you looking for a cookie recipe that has ingredients you probably have in your cupboard? Are you looking for a tasty and easy to mix cookie recipe that makes plenty of cookies? Well then, you have found it! This cookie recipe is yummy, easy to mix and doesn't require special ingredients. I am making them right now to flesh out my cookie trays for Christmas. I will make this recipe again and not just for the holiday. I do have one suggestion though, drop the cookies by level tablespoon. Rounded tablespoons produce cookies that are larger than I like them to be. Try it both ways and decide for yourself."

Sarapaige User ID: 5598304 133204
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"These are great. With a Husband and 5 boys, they don't stay around for long. I always double the batch because they are so good. You could also add chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or chopped pecans to these."

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