Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cookies are simple cookies that pack a big flavor punch! - Bake or Break

My grandmother loved baking. I think it’s safe to say that is where I got my own love of baking. Dessert was generally not an option at her house – it was required. I only remember her having just a few cookbooks. She did, however, have a good-sized collection of recipes from family, friends, magazines, and newspapers. I have recently acquired her box of recipes. This is one from her collection, with a couple of minor adjustments.

These are big, soft, and (like their name) chewy cookies. They are also very rich. I think they would be exceptionally good with ice cream. Or maybe with some kind of icing between two of them, much like the Double Doozie of mall cookie shop fame. Anyway you serve them up, they’re delicious.

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Yield: about 42 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes per pan

Chewy Chocolate Cookies are simple cookies that pack a big flavor punch!


  • 1 & 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the nuts.
  4. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared pans.. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the cookies are almost set with a soft center. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes, then finish cooling on wire racks.