Ultimate Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 dozen cookies


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 12 ounce package (2 cups) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate pieces

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces or white baking pieces

  • 1 recipe Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a medium heavy saucepan combine the 2 cups chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Heat and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

  3. In a large mixing bowl beat the remaining butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping sides of bowl after each addition. Beat in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla until combined. Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed until well combined. Stir in the 1 cup chocolate pieces. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and surface is slightly cracked. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Dip each cookie one-third to halfway into Chocolate Ganache. Let stand until ganache is set.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a small heavy saucepan combine whipping cream, butter, and sugar. Bring just to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Place chocolate pieces in a medium mixing bowl. Pour hot cream mixture over chocolate; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let cool to room temperature before using. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze undipped cookies for up to 3 months. If frozen, thaw and dip in ganache as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

102 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 58mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles