Chocolate Cookies

This chocolate cookie is everything that a chocolate cookie should be. It’s slightly crispy on the outside and delicate and tender on the inside. This cookie and a glass of milk will completely satisfy your craving for something sweet. It is my absolute favourite chocolate cookie recipe. I think you’ll like it too.

You can make whip up a batch of these delicious cookies in just 30 minutes. Here’s the quick and easy recipe.


5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookie, Christmas, dessert, holiday
Servings: 18 cookies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cool brewed espresso or dark roast coffee
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or GF flour)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar for rolling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a bowl or mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the egg, vanilla and coffee. Mix until well incorporated.

  4. In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. 

  5. Stir until incorporated. 

  6. Pour two tbsp of granulated sugar onto a flat plate. 

  7. Use a small ice-cream scoop or a tablespoon to portion the cookie dough. Roll the portioned cookie dough into balls.

  8. Press the balls of cookie dough into the granulated sugar and press down with your fingers or with the base of a glass to flatten the cookies until they are about 1/2 inch thick.

  9. Place the cookies, sugar-side-up, on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave an inch of space between the cookies. 

  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until you can move the base of the cookies with a finger. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe also works well with (1-1 baking gluten-free flour). I like Bob's Red Mill GF flour the best. 


Course: Dessert

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