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Crispy Double Chocolate Cookies

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You are going to fall in love with these Crispy Double Chocolate Cookies.  They are incredibly easy to make. No creaming of the butter, no refrigeration, and no need to roll the dough.  They are rich, chocolatey and taste like a crisp brownie bite. 

These thin crispy chocolate cookies are a reader favorite and we understand why. They have a fantastic chocolate flavor and an addictive crisp, crunchy bite. Using mini chocolate chips lets the cookies bake extra thin and packs more chocolate into each bite.

Crispy Double Chocolate Cookie
Crispy Double Chocolate Cookie

If you want more chocolate inspiration, try our soft chocolate sugar cookies and our chocolate fudge cookies or our amazing chocolate cake with buttercream.

These cookies have a satisfying crunch and are full of rich, decadent chocolate.  They will definitely fix your chocolate cravings.  Grab a tall glass of ice cold milk and a couple of these crispy double chocolate cookies for a moment of pure bliss.

Crispy Double Chocolate Cookie
Crispy Double Chocolate Cookie

Fast and Easy Recipe

This recipe is incredibly easy. You don’t need to cream the butter and sugar. There is no need to stick the dough in the fridge before you bake them. And you will not need to roll them out and cut them. They are simple drop cookies with a powerful chocolate flavor.

You will love how quick this recipe comes together.  Just melt the butter, add it to the sugars, eggs, and vanilla then stir in the dry ingredients. Once the oven is up to temperature, drop the cookie dough on a baking sheet and stick them in the oven. If you are like us and want a perfectly round cookie then you can roll the dough in a pretty little ball before baking the cookies. If you skip that step, the cookies will still turn out perfectly fine.

The little balls of cookie dough spread out on their own and become thin crunchy cookies. If you under-bake them by a couple of minutes they will have crisp edges and chewy centers.  You just can’t go wrong!!

The Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will need for this crispy chocolate cookies recipe.

  • Flour. You don’t need a special flour for these crispy cookies. All-purpose flour works great.
  • Baking soda.
  • Salt.
  • Cocoa powder. Use unsweetened cocoa powder. You can purchase it in the baking aisle of the grocery store. Don’t get it confused with sweetened chocolate drink mixes.
  • Espresso powder. The espresso powder is optional but it will give the cookies more depth of flavor. It brings enhances the flavors in the chocolate.
  • Butter. You can use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe. If you use salted butter, it will not add too much salt to the cookies.
  • Sugar. We used granulated white sugar AND brown sugar in this crisp chocolate cookie recipe.
  • Eggs.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Chocolate chips. We used mini chocolate chips to keep the cookies thin. Using mini chocolate chips also means you get more chocolate chips per square inch.

Crispy Double Chocolate Cookie
Crispy Double Chocolate Cookie

These crispy chocolate cookies are perfect for using in our Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake. They can be made several days ahead of time if you keep them stored in an airtight container or in the freezer.

You can also crumble them up and stir them into the batter for our intense chocolate cake.

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Crispy Double Chocolate Cookie

Crispy Double Chocolate Cookies

Crispy Double Chocolate Cookies that are incredibly easy to make. No creaming butter, no refrigeration, and no need to roll dough. These rich chocolatey cookies taste like a crisp brownie bite.
4.53 from 213 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 dozen
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Pat Nyswonger


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 320 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 sticks butter 226 grams, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa and espresso powder together, whisk to combine and reserve until needed.
  • In a separate bowl, add the melted butter and the white and brown sugars. Mix the butter and sugar until well combined, you can use either an electric mixer or mix it by hand. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet batter and with the mixer on the lowest speed, mix the flour until well blended. Alternatively, you can stir the batter by hand with a large mixing spoon. 
  • Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Reserve 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the cookies just before baking them. 
  • Drop rounded teaspoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle some of the extra chocolate chips on top of the batter. Space the cookie batter 1 inch apart to allow for spreading. Transfer to the middle rack of the oven and bake 11 to 15 minutes. (11 to 12 minutes for soft centers and 14 to 15 minutes for crisp cookies)
  • Remove from oven and allow them to cool slightly on the baking sheet before placing on a wire rack to finish cooling.


  • Once the cookies are completely cool, they will become crunchy. 
  • Some home ovens vary in temperature and may result in softer cookies. If the cookies are not crunchy after they cool you can stick them back in the oven at 325°F for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • If you cut the baking time short by 2 to 3 minutes, the cookies will be crisp on the edges and soft in the center. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 5g | Sugar: 7g
Crispy Double Chocolate Cookies that are incredibly easy to make. No creaming butter, no refrigeration, no rolling dough. They taste like a crispy brownie cookie.
Crispy Double Chocolate Cookie

Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Saturday 6th of April 2024

Can I make the dough into balls and freeze

Dahn Boquist

Saturday 6th of April 2024

Yes, you can. I do that all the time. After I freeze them on a tray, I pop them in a freezer bag. They only take a couple minutes longer to bake from frozen. Thanks for asking.

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