Christmas Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


These double chocolate chip cookies are all dressed up for Christmas! Wait until you see how soft and chewy these are! This recipe is super simple and ready in about 20 minutes. 

These double chocolate chip cookies are all dressed up for Christmas! Wait until you see how soft and chewy these are!

When I was a little girl, my mama would always take me grocery shopping with her. We, of course, always had to stop by the bakery for a free cookie.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t pass up free cookies.

Anyway, I basically always grabbed the double chocolate chip cookies. I can still remember how amazing those chewy cookies were. They were perfection.

These double chocolate chip cookies are all dressed up for Christmas! Wait until you try these thick chewy cookies!

I’ve been making my own version of those double chocolate chip cookies for awhile now and I’ve shared my chocolate peanut butter cookies before. They’re every bit as delightful as these.

This recipe is a riff on my perfect chocolate chip cookies. I added in some cocoa powder to make the dough chocolate and then stirred in chocolate chips and red and green m&m candies to dress them up for Christmas.

People always comment on how extra dark and chocolate-y my recipes look. It’s because I bake with Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder. It makes for a deep dark chocolate color and flavor in any recipe. Love the stuff! (Not sponsored – just sharing because it’s what I use!) You can buy it through my affiliate link on Amazon if you like – right here!

These double chocolate chip cookies are all dressed up for Christmas! Wait until you try these thick chewy cookies!

The espresso powder in this recipe is optional. It won’t make the cookies taste like coffee, but it really helps enhance the chocolate flavor. If you have some on hand, I highly recommend using it here. Or pick some up on Amazon!

There are lots of reasons to love this recipe, starting with the fact that you don’t have to wait for butter to soften (you use melted butter here) and you also don’t have to chill your dough before baking. These bake up super thick and perfectly chewy even without chilling! This means that you can go from cookie craving to cookie eating in about 20 minutes time.

These double chocolate chip cookies are all dressed up for Christmas! Wait until you see how soft and chewy these are!

It’s kind of dangerous, honestly.

How to make double chocolate chip cookies:

Add your melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.

Add in an egg and some vanilla and stir again.

ingredients for double chocolate chip cookies in glass mixing bowl

Stir in your flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder, and salt. These are all basic cookie ingredients here!

Once you have a nice thick dough, dump in some chocolate chips and holiday m&m’s.

ingredients for chocolate christmas cookies in glass mixing bowl

Feel free to swap out the m&m candies for any holiday or just leave them out entirely and keep them more true to their classic selves.

It’s hard to tell from the photos, but these are BIG cookies. I love big bakery cookies like this and think they’re so much more fun than a bunch of tiny cookies.

double chocolate chip cookie dough

Portion this into 9 large balls of dough. They’re big, but don’t be scared. You won’t regret these thick chewy cookies!

Bake these cookies for 11 minutes exactly. It’s okay if they look a bit underdone – they’ll finish up on the hot baking sheet.

Let them cool for at least 5 minutes before digging in.

These double chocolate chip cookies are all dressed up for Christmas! Wait until you try these thick chewy cookies! #christmas #cookies

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3.77 from 26 votes

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies for Christmas

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
19 mins
 
Servings: 9 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cookie recipes, holiday recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 367 kcal

 This s’mores pie recipe makes a bunch of miniature pies all dressed up for the holidays! Your guests will love being served their own individual pies.

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup red and green m&m candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add the butter and sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until well combined with the paddle attachment.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt to the mix and stir until a soft dough forms.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and candies by hand.
  6. Portion dough into 9 large balls and place on a large parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 11 minutes exactly. Cookies will look underdone, but will continue to set up while cooling.
  8. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Cool before serving.
  9. Store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

The espresso powder can be found in most any grocery store near the rest of the ground coffee. It's entirely optional here, but it really helps deepen the chocolate flavor of the cookies. 

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies for Christmas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 28g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 7.3%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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