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Soft Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Soft Chocolate Cookies

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"Your family will find these chocolate cake-like cookies irresistible!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in one egg until completely incorporated; beat in last egg along with vanilla extract. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until just incorporated; mix in chocolate chips.
  3. Roll dough into 2-inch balls, or drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until edges of cookies are firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2012

My family LOVES this recipe. My girls are dairy free (sadly) so we just sub out the butter for fake stuff and omit the choc chips. DELICIOUS. A big hit at parties too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 21, 2013

I was very disappointed. My picky son doesn't like crunchy anything, so I was excited to see a soft chocolate cookie recipe. This wasn't ANYTHING like cake, it came out thin and crispy. The ones I took out early fell apart on the the cooling rack and still crisped up when they cooled.


28 Ratings

Aug 03, 2012

Yummy cookie but not cake like. I would describe it as a brownie cookie. Omitted confectioners sugar because it was omitted from directions.

Sep 25, 2012

I make this recipe often for gifts, and it's very popular! I don't add the chocolate chips - with a good quality cocoa, chips are overkill. As with any kind of soft-style cookie, the trick is to cook it until the top is just set. It will continue to harden out of the oven, and end up the perfect texture.

Jul 24, 2013

Very good! I will use again and again! Deb Ferris

Jan 29, 2013

I like this recipe a lot. I only add a lit bit of milk (1/8 cup) at the end to soften the dough, so it spreads easily while at the oven. I don't mix the chocolate chips, instead I put five or six of them on top of the dough balls. And the most important thing of all: to bake soft cookies you need to use insulated pan sheet, so the cookies don't burn on the bottom. I don't have insulated pan sheet, so I use 2 regular pans, one on top of each other, then I put a parchment paper. I ake them for 10 minutes only, and then I slide the parchment paper into a cooling rack.

Oct 15, 2012

These were good! I was lazy an needed a dessert to take to my moms house so i baked them in my brownie pan an it was a hit! frosted them with a chocolate buttercream yummy!

Apr 06, 2013

I liked this recipe but based on the reviews, made a few adjustments. Seeing that in general the dough falls and leaves a crunch cookie, I added about 1/3 cup of peanut butter (I used crunchy). I also put peanuts in mine instead of chocolate chips. I found it also helped to bake at 340 for the ten mins instead of 350 and please make sure your oven rack is in the very top position so that the source of heat isn't right on the bottoms. I did use the confectioners' sugar. Someone mentioned it wasn't in the directions, but it is. The directions say to sprinkle it on when the cookies were warm. I found it added just the right little extra touch of sweetness. Mine turned out soft and very yummy.


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  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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