Seriously guys. You will never need another double chocolate chip cookies recipe! This one is SO thick and fudgy, and basically what chocolate lover dreams are made of. It’s beyond soft, and so moist it puts some bakery cookies I’ve had to shame. 

The Best Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan

So who else is up way past their bedtime watching the lamest possible movies on Netflix? That’s me right now. They have entire categories tailored just for me: “Movies from the 90s” and “Because you watched Mean Girls” and “Made for TV Movies.” << I SWEAR I’ve never watched any in that last category, but somehow Netflix just knows that I am a sucker for poorly acted, completely predictable movies. Extra points if it takes place at Christmas.

Chocolate Cookie with bit out of it

I really do feel bad that Eric has to put up with me movie-wise. He is legit obsessed with movies, and I don’t just mean blockbusters. He likes the classic, the obscure, and the critically acclaimed. He even has a blog where he reviews movies he’s watched. He just reviewed “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a French movie from the 60s that is 100% sung. (I know, what?)

The Best Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan

(Side note: I have over 600 posts on the blog. Sometimes I can remember that I told a story and want to find it, but can’t remember what recipe post it’s on. Luckily “charlatan” isn’t a very common search term, so if I can remember a few key phrases from the story and add “charlatan” at the end it usually comes up.

But for some reason when I typed in “charlatan eric movies japanese dead people” just now, Google failed me. What gives, Google? Why can’t you remember my story from 4 years ago about my husband watching weird independent foreign films? (I did end up finding it. Quote: “Do any of your husbands constantly watch really boring Japanese movies from the 60s? Well. Count your blessings.” In 10 years I will be writing about this topic again no doubt, and will search for “charlatan umbrellas Eric Netflix boring.”)

The Best Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan

How to make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not gonna lie, it takes some real commitment to get through one of these cookies in one sitting. Not only is there 1/4 cup of dough in each cookie, but they are just so RICH. The level of chocolate in these cookies is insane. There is melted dark chocolate in the dough. There is 1 CUP of cocoa powder. And there are chocolate chips: semi-sweet, dark, or a mixture of both (I chose that last one). This choice depends on how sweet you like your cookies.

I offered some to the guys working in my kitchen today (remodel is mostly done!) and within two bites they were both like, “um, can I have some water? These are really chocolatey.”

Weighing out chocolate chips

Stirring melted chocolate for process

Spoon with melted chocolate

Pouring melted chocolate into doug

packed cookie dough in measuring cup
1/4 cup ftw.

Forming dough on the pan

Now, OF COURSE the recipe is going to be a little fussy. I didn’t call these “Quick and Easy Double Chocolate Cookies.” They are BAKERY style, and the fuss is what takes them from (shoulder shrug) good to (emoji eyebrows) NEXT LEVEL. This means that we’re going to use real melted dark chocolate in the dough, we’re going to freeze/refrigerate them so they are completely chilled, and we are going to make them so huge that you won’t even be able to finish one without breathing deeply or chugging milk. You may as well pay yourself $4 for every one of these cookies you eat, because that’s what you would pay in a bakery.

That being said, they’re really easy to make. There are no hard to find ingredients, and it’s not like there are any special techniques. Unless you consider patience a special technique. Which, I might actually agree with.

The Best Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan

Enjoy! I’m going to go finish watching Cinderella Story. Because Hillary Duff is classic. (Eric, will you write a review for it on your blog??)

Other great cookie recipes to try!

Double Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Bits

Texas Cowboy Cookies << one of the most popular recipes on The Food Charlatan!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies << this is my fav.

Double Chocolate Cookies from Valerie’s Kitchen

Double Chocolate Cookies from Love from the Oven

Blue Bottle Double Chocolate Cookies from Eats Well with Others

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The Best Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.83 from 17 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
The search is over guys! You will never need another double chocolate chip cookie recipe. This one is SO thick and fudgy and basically what chocolate lover dreams are made of. It's beyond soft and so moist it puts some bakery cookies to shame. 


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 (4-oz) cup dark chocolate, (50-60%), melted ∞
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, dark or semi-sweet, or half of both


  •  In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, 2 minutes or so, scraping the edges.
  • Add the white and brown sugar and beat 1 more minute, scraping bottom and sides.
  • Add 2/3 cup (4 oz) dark chocolate (chop it with a knife if you aren't using chips) to a small bowl. Microwave in 20-30 second increments until it is getting smooth but there are still some lumps. Let it sit for 1 minute, then stir until it is completely smooth. (See photos) Beat the chocolate into the dough.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat well, scraping the edges and bottom of the bowl. 
  • Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir the dry ingredients together a bit with a small spoon so you don't end up with any lumps of salt or soda in your cookies. Then beat the dry ingredients into the dough.
  • When the dough is just starting to come together and there are still streaks of flour, add the chocolate chips. You can use semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate, or any combination of the two. You can also use a bar of chocolate that you have chopped. (12 ounces)
  • Beat in the chocolate chips and mix until the dry ingredients are completely incorporated. Don't over mix! Stop the mixer as soon as it all comes together. 
  • At this point you need to chill the dough. It's too sticky to handle right now, plus it has to be completely cold when it goes in the oven. Method 1: Cover the mixing bowl and stick it in the fridge. Wait 2-3 hours until completely chilled, then let it sit out on the counter until it is soft enough to shape into balls, then proceed with Step 10.
  • Method 2: Cover the mixing bowl and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Take it out and shape the dough as described in Step 10. Place the shaped cookies onto a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes,
  • To shape the dough into cookies, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup. I really like using flexible measuring cups. Pack the dough into a quarter cup, then turn out and use your hands to shape them into a "tall" cookies. They should be taller than they are wide. See photos. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Once you have completely cold shaped cookies, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. You can put 8 cookies on each pan. Make sure there are at least 2 inches in between each cookie. 
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes. DO NOT over bake. They should still look pretty soft in the middle when you take them out, but shouldn't be shiny anymore.
  • Immediately after pulling the cookies out of the oven, press 3-4 chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
  • Let cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes.
  • Use a spatula to transfer to a cooling rack. 
  • Eat one now. With a tall glass of milk.
  • When they are cool, store the rest in a large tupperware or ziplock bag. They will keep on the counter for 2-3 days. 


I adapted this recipe from  The idea of adding chocolate to the dough is from Just So Tasty. Go check out her blog! It is awesome! She has tons of chocolate cookie recipes. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 316
Keyword: bakery, best, chocolate, chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookies, Cookies
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    1. Hi Alyssa! Yes totally, I’ve done this myself. The dough is not going to spread as much when baking. I sometimes take the back of a spoon and press down on the top of each cookie, about 2 minutes before they come out of the oven. Just reach in there really quick. Hope this helps!

  1. 5 stars
    Hands down the BEST chocolate cookie recipe there is! I have tried TONS! Throw away all the other recipes you have and only use this one from now on! Amazing!

  2. I forgot to cover the batter before putting it in refrigerator. I just took it out, what should I do to prevent it from negatively affecting the cookies?

    1. Hi Dana! I think it will be fine, just bake them! They might have dried out a little but I think it will be okay. Enjoy!

      1. 5 stars
        Thanks! I baked them according to the directions, and they’re out-of-this-world delicious! A chocolate lovers dream! Next time I’ll remember to cover the dough when I refrigerate it.

  3. I made a variation on this cookie for my father’s retirement back in June with dried tart cherries, toasted pecans, and espresso chocolate chips
    I got a hankering for them again and just spent an hour hunting this exact recipe down again; TOTALLY worth it! The best!!

    1. Hold up hold up. cherries, pecans, and espresso chocolate chips!!! You just took these to a whole new level!! I’m so glad you are loving the recipe and I’m loving your fun twist. Share more if you try out other stuff! Thanks so much for taking the time to chime in!
      Oh and PS, if you are into cherry/pecan flavors, try out these Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal cookies next. They are so good and sound like they are just your style!

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