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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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.
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
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!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

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

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"

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

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

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"

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