Yield: 36 cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

A chocolate lover's ideal cookie! Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies have a rich cocoa flavor with plenty of luscious milk chocolate chips in every bite.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 packages (11 ounce each) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon flaked sea salt, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter with brown sugar. Mix until completely blended. Add in eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract until fully combined.
  3. Add flour, cocoa powder, kosher salt, and baking soda to mixing bowl. Beat just until incorporated. Fold in all but ½ cup of the milk chocolate chips.
  4. Using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop, drop dough two inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle tops with a pinch of coarse or flaked sea salt, if desired. Using the reserved milk chocolate chips, press 5 or 6 on top of each cookie before baking.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will be slightly underbaked, but not runny. Allow to cool on baking sheet 5-10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Storage- store cookies in airtight container at room temperature after they have cooled completely. Freeze for up to 3 months. You can also freeze cookie dough balls instead of the baked cookies.
  • Cocoa Powder- I love the Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder because of it's rich flavor. Hershey's special dark is delicious as well. Do not choose off brand or Nestle as I feel like they leave a bitter taste in this cookie recipe.
  • Substitutions- I choose milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet because of the large amount of cocoa powder. Dark chocolate chips are also a delicious option. Add in macadamia nuts for a wonderful twist.
  • Salt- if sprinkling with salt, choose a coarse salt or a "flaked" salt. Do not use table salt.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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