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Easy Chocolate Cookies

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Looking for a rich, indulgent treat? You’ll love this Easy Chocolate Cookies Recipe! Made with cocoa powder, these cookies are perfect for satisfying your chocolate cravings, whether it’s a cozy evening treat or a special addition to your coffee break!

Chocolate cookies stacked together.
Easy chocolate cookies.

Easy Chocolate Cookies

Samantha Pickthall
Enjoy these Easy Chocolate Cookies, perfect for chocolate lovers! Simple to prepare and delightfully rich in chocolate flavor!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 17 cookies
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups (225g/8 oz.) all-purpose flour scoop & leveled
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 113 grams (1 stick) salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar, how to measure brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (356ºF). Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix well and set aside.
  • Mix Wet Ingredients: Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together butter and sugar for 1 minute.Scrape down the sides.
  • Add Egg and Vanilla: Add the egg and vanilla, beat for 20 seconds.
  • Incorporate Dry Ingredients: Add the flour mixture and beat until it begins to form a soft dough, about 30 seconds. It will turn crumbly but continue beating until the dough forms.
  • Form Dough: Using your hands, form the mixture into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Shape Cookies: Pick up 1 tablespoon (30g) of dough and roll it into a ball. Place it on the prepared tray and press down slightly, ensuring a 1-inch gap between each cookie. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Bake: Bake for 10-11 minutes until cracks have formed on the top and the centres are set.
  • Cool on Tray: Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to Wire Rack: Move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Room Temperature: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 1 week.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the cookies in a sealed container for up to 3 months. To enjoy, thaw them at room temperature for a few hours before serving.


Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 180IUCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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Easy Chocolate Cookies Recipe

These easy chocolate cookies are not just delicious, but also incredibly easy to make. With a few simple ingredients like flour, cocoa, butter and brown sugar, these cookies come together in no time.

These cookies are perfect when you need a quick and easy chocolate cookie recipe that’s basic, yet absolutely delicious, making them ideal for last-minute treats or casual baking sessions!

Chocolate cookies preparation.

How Much Cocoa Powder Should You Add to Cookies?

The amount of cocoa powder to add to cookies can vary depending on the recipe and how chocolatey you want them to be. Typically, for a standard batch of cookies (about 24 cookies), you might use between 1/4 to 3/4 cup of cocoa powder.

Why Are My Chocolate Cookies Dry and Crumbly?

Dry or crumbly chocolate cookies can result from several factors, including over-measuring the flour or cocoa powder, not enough fat in the dough, overbaking, or not enough moisture in the mix. Make sure to measure your ingredients accurately and follow the recipe closely for the best results.

Easy chocolate cookies assembly.

Expert Tips

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure that the butter and egg are at room temperature before starting.
  • Uniformity: Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to ensure all your cookies are the same size. This helps them bake evenly and finish at the same time. I have provided the exact measurements in grams and ounces in the recipe card.
  • Avoid Overbaking: Don’t overbake the biscuits. They’re ready when they’re still pale in color with a light tinge of golden around the edges.
Bite taken out of one cookie.

Why Do My Cookies Crumble When I Try To Sandwich Them?

If your melting moment biscuits crumble, it could be because they are too dry or overbaked. Ensure you bake them until they are just pale with a light golden edge and allow them to cool completely before adding the filling.

How To Store Chocolate Cookies

Room Temperature: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 1 week.

Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the cookies in a sealed container for up to 3 months. To enjoy, thaw them at room temperature for a few hours before serving.

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