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Soft Chocolate Cookies Recipe

My family expects the cookie jar to be filled with home-baked goodies year-round. They don't care for nuts but can't resist chocolate. So these cake-like cookies have become their favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:33 servings


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork if desired. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are firm. Remove to wire racks. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 121 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2017

"I love this recipe because it is easy to make and easy to 'halve' (for those times when you don't need 5 doz). I think that the recipe should say 'allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack'. Otherwise, this recipe is perfect!"

Donut Queen
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"Wonderfully soft and flavorful. Tastes like a brownie, only in cookie form!"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"easy to make, very soft, and very good flavor"

Amber A
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"These cookies are amazing, I make them and even my chocolate hating father loves them."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"Can't find anything negative to say about these. They are not overly sweet which from looking at the ingredients I wouldn't have guessed. The vanilla is a little prominant but I think it works."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"add sugar. the directions dont tell you to. oops"

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