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The Best Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with cocoa powder are chewy, fudgy and loaded with chocolate. An easy cookie recipe for chocolate lovers that will definitely satisfy your chocolate cravings!

chocolate cookies with cocoa powder and chocolate morsels on baking rack

If you’re looking for chocolate cookie recipes with cocoa powder, you are going to love these amazing double chocolate chip cookies!

These chewy chocolate cookies are basically your favorite chocolate chip cookies with cocoa powder added.

They’re loaded with chocolate and stuffed with both dark and semi-sweet chocolate chips. You might even say they’re triple chocolate cookies!

The best part about these chocolate chocolate chip cookies is they are super easy to make. In fact, this cookie recipe is so easy that my daughter did most of the work herself!


Here are the ingredients for this chocolate cookie recipe:

  • Cocoa powder – unsweetened
  • Flour — all purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Butter — unsalted butter or salted butter
  • Sugar — white sugar
  • Brown sugar 
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Extra dark chocolate chips

How to Make Chocolate Cookies with Cocoa Powder

First, preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a couple baking sheets to put your cookies on. You can line each cookie sheet with parchment paper, aluminum foil or use silicone mats.

Start out by adding flour, baking soda and sea salt to a mixing bowl, just as you would for regular chocolate chip cookies. Then, you sift the cocoa powder into the bowl along with your dry ingredients.

Do you have to sift cocoa powder? Sifting the cocoa powder prevents it from clumping.

And, since nobody wants clumps of cocoa powder in cookies, I definitely recommend this step!

mix flour with cocoa powder in bowl for double chocolate chip cookies

Next, mix your wet ingredients together in a separate large bowl. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients.

double chocolate cookie dough in mixing bowl

Stir in a decent amount of chocolate chips — We used a mix of semi sweet and dark morsels.

Then, I like to chill the dough before placing it on cookie sheets.

It’s optional, but I do this for our favorite Best Chocolate Chip Cookies and Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, and it keeps the dough from spreading.

double chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet

Use a small cookie scoop (or your hands!) to form the cookies. Then place the dough on prepared cookie sheets — silicone mats are awesome!

We like to add more chocolate morsels to the tops of the cookies. Or, you can add seasonal candies or sprinkles!

Cooking Time

These double chocolate chip cookies have a baking time of 10-12 minutes at 350F. Once they’re done, let them cool off a bit before transferring them to a wire rack or cooling rack to cool completely.

chocolate chocolate chip cookies with melting chocolate chips in hand

The perfect chewy double chocolate chip cookies!

Enjoy them with a cold glass of milk, a warm cup of hot cocoa, or by themselves!

chocolate chocolate chip cookies on the counter


If you’re a super chocolate lover, use melted chocolate for even softer, fudgier cookies. But, for these thick and chewy chocolate cookies, cocoa powder works perfectly!

For this chocolate cookie recipe with cocoa powder, you’ll want to use unsweetened cocoa powder. But you can choose between a few different types.

Regular cocoa power will work just fine, but if you want a richer, more intense chocolate cookie recipe, use Dutch process cocoa power. Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder and Guitard cocoa powder are some of our favorite Dutch cocoas.

Of course, this recipe is for the best cookies to satisfy your chocolate craving, which is I recommend using a mix of dark and semi-sweet morsels. But you can also use milk chocolate chips only, or chocolate chunks for a less bold flavor.

For more variation of chocolate flavors, use white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips, either on top of the cookies or mixed into the rich chocolate dough.

How to Store

Double chocolate cookies will keep well at room temperature, just store them in an airtight container.

Pro tip — I also like to throw in a slice of white bread, which will keep these soft cookies moist by absorbing the excess moisture.

If you want to, you can refrigerate the cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag–the chocolate flavor will be just as rich the next time you decide to treat yourself!

Wrap the cookies in plastic wrap or freezer paper in a zip top freezer bag, and freeze for up to 6 months.

5 from 12 votes

Best Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Dee
The Best Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with cocoa powder are chewy, fudgy and loaded with chocolate. An easy cookie recipe for chocolate lovers that will definitely satisfy your chocolate cravings!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
chill time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies


  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup extra dark chocolate chips
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  • In a medium size bowl, sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar 
  • Beat the eggs in, adding one egg at a time.
  • Stir in the vanilla 
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients, making sure to mix well
  • After the batter is fully incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips. Set the batter in the fridge to cool
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Scoop the batter into heaping tablespoons and place on a cooled, ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Use silicone baking mats, foil or parchment paper for best results. Add extra chocolate chips, M&M candies or sprinkles if desired. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm
  • Remove cookies from oven, and let cool slightly. Then, place on cooling rack or cool surface to cool completely.  


Baking time is about 10 to 12 minutes, but may vary with different ovens.
Cookies are done when edges are firm and middle is mostly firm, but may be a little soft. Don’t overbake.
Use unsweetened cocoa powder, either regular or Dutch process, for more intense flavor.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 129kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 135mg, Potassium: 61mg, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 155IU, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Recipe first published in 2019 and updated in 2021

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  1. Edna says:

    I was looking for something to do with the grandkids and they picked this one! Love the double chocolate and they went to town with the toppings. Happy kids happy grandma!5 stars

  2. Matt says:

    The kids made these for dad last night! Yummy! Easy to make and then we ate them all up! This is a new favorite!5 stars