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Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Video)

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Chewy double chocolate chunk cookies that will satisfy your chocolate cravings – soft, succulent and chocolatey with huge chunks of dark chocolate.

(Love chocolate? Check out these Super Chocolatey Double Chocolate Waffles, these Very Chocolatey Chocolate Crinkles or this Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting.)

Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I have a very specific cookie preference. First, I want them soft and chewy. Like they’re always freshly baked.

And if they’re chocolate chip, I want them to be very chocolatey. No middle of the road for me. Those teeny tiny chocolate chips just won’t do. 

I want my cookies to have giant chunks of chocolate in them (so I guess me liking chocolate chip cookies is not entirely accurate. Anyway).

If you’re hard-core like me, you will love this chewy double chocolate chunk cookie recipe.

Tips for perfectly chewy cookies every time

Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

When I was first learning to bake cookies, I was always disappointed about how much they spread and how they are more often crispy than chewy (though nothing wrong with crispy cookies).

Over time, I’ve learned that for perfectly chewy cookies:

  • Always use room temperature ingredients. No way around this one (and this is true for 99.9% of baking).
  • Correctly measure ingredients. I love my kitchen scale. If you don’t have one, here’s a great illustration of how to correctly measure flour by volume
  • Make sure your oven temperature is accurate too. Invest in a simple oven thermometer. They are inexpensive and you may be surprised at how off your oven temperature is.
  • Do not grease your cookie sheet. This will prevent your cookies from spreading and thinning out. I usually just line with parchment paper or use my Silpat mat.
  • Space the cookies evenly apart. So in case they do spread a little, they don’t become one massive cookie (though again, nothing wrong with a massive cookie!)
  • It also helps to use a cookie scoop. This gives you evenly sized cookies that bake evenly.
  • Under baking cookies is better than over baking them. The residual heat from your baking pan will continue to cook the cookies as they cool. So consider the baking time on the recipe more as a suggestion. Check your cookies a few minutes before and decide if they need to be taken out earlier.

Some recipes also require you to chill your dough before baking, especially if the batter is very soft and sticky), like these Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies.

How to store chewy double chocolate chip cookies

Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

So you’ve baked the perfect batch of chewy double chocolate chip cookies. How do you keep them that way?

I keep my cookies in an airtight cookie jar and to keep them nice and soft, I place a piece of white bread in there with them. The cookies absorb the moisture from the bread, helping keep them chewy longer.

I’ve heard other bakers put an apple wedge instead of bread. I haven’t tried this method though, I’m afraid the apple flavour will infuse my chocolate chip cookies with apple flavour! Have you tried it?

Related: Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (and a surprise centre!)

Chewy double chocolate chunk cookies

Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These chewy double chocolate chunk cookies though, these are special. I actually like to place them in a ziploc bag and chill them in the fridge. They stay wonderfully chewy and are lovey chilled!

And every bite just bursts with chocolate flavour. There’s cocoa powder in the batter and chunks of dark chocolate all throughout. It’ll make the chocolate lovers in your life very, very happy.

Quick and easy to make too. Check out the video!

Related: How to Make Homemade Chocolate Bark

Holiday cookie swap recipes

Looking for more cookie recipes for holiday cookie swaps? Check these out:

Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Video)

Author: Jolina
These chewy double chocolate chunk cookies will satisfy your chocolate cravings – soft, succulent and chocolatey with huge chunks of dark chocolate.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt until incorporated. Set aside.
  • Using an electric handheld mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract until combined. The mixture will look a little grainy and that's OK.
  • Pour your flour mixture into your butter mixture and gently stir until combined. Fold your chocolate chunks until evenly distributed.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of cookie batter and place on your prepared cookie sheet, making sure there's at least 1-2 inches of space around each cookie. Take a piece of chocolate chunk and place it on top of each cookie while slightly flattening your cookie (don't flatten too much because it will spread on its own).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set (see note 1)
  • Cool your cookies on the cookie sheet until they are sturdy enough to move to a cooling rack to cool completely (see note 2).

Video

Notes

  1. It is better to under-bake than over-bake these cookies so check at about 6 minutes and decide. See the post for more tips.
  2. Don't move the cookies from the cookie sheet too early - they will fall apart. Don't wait too long either though because they will continue cooking on the warm cookie sheet.
  3. I used a 1.5 TBSP cookie scoop and ended up with 15 cookies. 
  4. Try these cookies chilled, the next day!

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 27mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 195IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1.9mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Christmas, Cookie Swap, Easy, Quick
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Recipe Rating




Joy

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

First of all, thanks for the recipe. I'm trying out all sorts of cookies and desserts during this time. I was having a mad chocolate craving and knew exactly what I wanted, so I found this recipe and went to work. Didn't change a thing with the recipe, but they didn't come out chewy at all...more on the cakey side. The flavor was ok.

PATTY

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

MINE DID NOT TURN OUT ANYTHING LIKE A COOKIE. I AM AN AWESOME, EXPERIENCED BAKER AND I WENT BY YOU METRIC MEASUREMENTS, AS THEY ARE THE MOST ACCURATE. I KNEW BEFORE BAKING THEY WOULD WORK OUT. WHAT THE HECK DID I MISS??? I AM SURE ITS MY MISTAKE. WAS MAKING TWO BATCHES TOGETHER, WEIGHED EVERY MORSAL. HOWEVER, reading your instructions: WHISK TOGETHER C OF FLOUR, FOLLOWED BY COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MEASUREMENTS METRIC VS. U,S,

Jolina

Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Hi Patty! Hard to tell what went wrong. My suggestion would be to have a look at the video and see if each step looked the same in terms of consistency etc? I always go by metric measurements too unfortunately in the recipe plug-in I'm using, I'm only able to convert/switch between metric and US measurements on the ingredient list and not the instructions.

Badette

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

My boys & I have made your chocolate cookies 2x now and planning to make them again as soon as we get all the ingredients. Their our favorite cookies!! My youngest makes icecream sandwiches. Thank you for the delicious recipe Jolina! Hope your doing well.

Jolina

Friday 24th of April 2020

Hi Badette! So happy to hear you and the boys like the cookies. So chocolatey right? :) Ice cream sandwiches sound like a really good idea :) We're doing okay, hope you and yours are too.

Kim

Monday 7th of October 2019

Tried this recipe and my cookies spread a lot and some stuck to each other. They were still delicious. Any idea why?

Jolina

Monday 7th of October 2019

Hi Kim, it can be different things or a combination of things. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly which one. In my post I gave several tips to avoid this. Have a look and hope you try the recipe again!

Chris W

Sunday 15th of September 2019

Attempting these now but a woman’s pinch can be much smaller than a big hand man’s so do you have a measurement in place of a pinch?

Jolina

Monday 16th of September 2019

Hi Chris, no more than 1/8 teaspoon.