Kirbie's Cravings

Rich Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are for serious chocolate lovers. Rich chocolate cookies studded with chocolate chips will definitely satisfy your chocolate craving.

close-up photo of chocolate cookies on a plate

These cookies are not for the faint of heart. They are intensely rich in chocolate flavor. The cookie dough has a rich chocolate flavor and the chocolate chips add an even bigger punch.

Usually, I need a thick brownie or lava cake to satisfy a big chocolate craving, but these rich chocolate cookies do the trick.

Notes about Rich Chocolate Cookies

  • I found this recipe on Everyday Annie although she had adapted from someone else who had used Levain Bakery dark chocolate chocolate chip cookies as the inspiration. I’ve been lucky enough to try Levain Bakery’s cookies and they are super rich and decadent. I’ve even made my own version of their chocolate chocolate chip cookies.
  • These rich chocolate cookies I’m sharing aren’t exactly like the inspiration, but they are very chocolatey and cure a chocolate craving.
  • The cookies are made with a generous amount of unsweetened cocoa powder and have large chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks) folded into the batter. The combination makes these cookies extra rich.
  • They’re so rich I actually made my version smaller and I’m glad I did. The original recipe says to form cookie dough balls that weigh 4 ounces, which makes very large cookies. Annie even says one cookie is too much in one sitting so I decided to make mine smaller.
  • These cookies are best warm from the oven while the texture is soft and the chocolate chips are still warm and melted. They’re great cooled, too, but if you want to rewarm one just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.


  • Room temperature unsalted butter
  • Granulated white sugar
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

photo of a stack of cookies on a plate

Recipe Steps

Line baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350°F.

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. You can also use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Add the eggs one at a time to the mixture, mixing well between each addition. Add the cocoa powder and mix until combined, scraping the bowl as needed.

Add the flour, salt, and baking and mix on low just until the dough comes together. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Scoop a tablespoon of dough to form each dough ball and drop dough two inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 13 to 16 minutes.

Cool the cookies and store them in an airtight container for up to three days.

I like how easy these cookies are to make. It’s definitely a recipe to keep on hand when you get a chocolate craving. I’ll definitely make them again.


You can use any chocolate chips – semi-sweet, milk chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips will work. Or, you can try adding peanut butter chips for a twist.

When you add the flour mixture mix just until the flour is absorbed. If you overmix the dough the cookies will have a tougher texture.

I need a tall glass of cold milk when I have some of these rich chocolate cookies. They’re so good when you’re craving a chocolate treat.

photo of cookies stacked on a plate

I like how easy these cookies are to make. It’s definitely a recipe to keep on hand when you get a chocolate craving. I’ll definitely make them again.

More Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Rich Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are for serious chocolate lovers. They are intensely rich in chocolate flavor. The cookie dough has a rich chocolate flavor and the chocolate chips ad an even bigger punch.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups large semi-sweet chocolate chips/ or chocolate chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in the cocoa powder at low speed until well blended.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop up a large tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheets, and repeat process, placing balls about 2 inches apart. Bake about 13-16 minutes.


Recipe source: Everyday Annie, who got it from My Baking Addiction, who adapted it from Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives, inspired by Levain Bakery

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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9 comments on “Rich Chocolate Cookies”

  1. I needed a last minute cookie recipe using pantry staples. So glad I found this on foodgawker! I ended making 4 dozen bite size cookies. I love thick, fat cookies and these are perfect!

  2. We’re making these tonight. My husband saw the recipe and said “ooh, chocolate chocolate chip cookies, we’ve never made those before!”

  3. These do look rich, and delicious! We’re featuring cookies over at the M&T Spotlight this week and I’d love for you to submit this:

  4. Those look absolutely scrumptious! All day yesterday I was thinking how I wanted some chocolate chip cookies. Maybe I’ll just have to cave and make some.

  5. I am all for an intense chocolate cookie:-) These must be really good to make it onto so many people’s blogs!