The Happy Home Cook: Double Chocolate Cookies

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Double Chocolate Cookies (Photo by Elizabeth Ann Quirino)

Double Chocolate Cookies (Photo by Elizabeth Ann Quirino)

This is a bestseller cookie in my repertoire. I have baked these over and over again through the years for family, friends, co-workers, church bake sales, neighborhood potlucks and most of all, for Christmas. It has never failed me. Not a crumb remains. The chewy cookie has the double flavors of rich chocolate, both dark and yummy milk goodness. Then as one bites into its moistness, the immense amount of chocolate chips burst inside one's mouth. It's amazing. And like a dream, so easy to make. This was inspired by a recipe from “Best Loved Cookies” by Nestle Toll House. Makes about 3 dozen.

2 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup Nestle Toll House Baking Cocoa
1/4 cup baking cocoa, dark flavor
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 whole eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  • Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Set aside.

  • Beat butter, brown sugar, white sugar and vanilla in mixer bowl until creamy.

  • Beat in eggs about 2 minutes till light and fluffy.

  • Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

  • Bake in preheated 375 F degrees, 8 to 10 minutes or until puffed.

  • Let stand for 2 minutes; cool on wire racks.

Elizabeth Ann Quirino

Elizabeth Ann Quirino

Elizabeth Ann Quirino, based in New Jersey, is a journalist, food writer and member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). She blogs about Filipino home cooking and culinary travels to the Philippines on her site


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