24 Best Chocolate Cookie Recipes

These Treats Are Made for Chocolate Lovers

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The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni 

Attention, chocoholics! Satisfy your inner cookie monster with the most decadent chocolate cookie recipes. Whether you prefer classics like double chocolate chip cookies, crave sophisticated treats infused with flavors such as coffee or cherry, or want to get your geek on with Star Wars-themed Wookiee cookies, there's a delicious recipe below for you.

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    Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

    Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

    Claire Cohen

    What's not to love about chewy chocolate hazelnut cookies with a brownie-like texture and a flavor that will remind you of Nutella? With fewer than 10 ingredients, including baker's chocolate and chopped hazelnuts, they are quick and easy to bake up in under just 30 minutes.

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    Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    The Spruce

    Enjoy baking and eating these double chocolate cookies that are entirely vegan, and completely delicious. Egg replacer and soy milk sub in for the usual eggs and dairy in this soft and chewy cookie recipe, with vegan chocolate chunks adding sweetness.

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    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    The Spruce/Jennifer Perillo

    What better way to warm up on cold winter days than with a freshly-baked batch of hot chocolate cookies? Start with hot cocoa mix, and a few other baking ingredients, topping each cookie with a halved marshmallow near the end of baking, for a treat that tastes just like a mug of warm, comforting, gooey cocoa.

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    Keto Chocolate Cookies

    Keto Chocolate Cookies

    The Spruce/Anita Schecter

    Those following the keto diet, or wanting to eat fewer carbohydrates, can indulge their inner chocoholics with delicious keto chocolate cookies. Use almond flour in place of flour to omit carbs and gain a nice nutty taste. Sugar-free chocolate chips, sugar-free sweetener, and vanilla extract bring the sweetness.

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    Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Macaron Cookies

    Chocolate Almond Macaron Cookies

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    Easy, gluten-free chocolate almond macaron cookies make a tasty afternoon treat with a cup of coffee or tea. You make them with ground almonds (or almond meal) instead of flour, along with melted chocolate, vanilla, and egg whites beaten with sugar to give them a lovely light and fluffy texture.

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    Monster Cookies

    Monster Cookies

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Chocolate chunks and candy-coated chocolate bits are just a couple of things you can add to monster cookies. Always a hit with the kids, these oversized cookies will charm adults, too. A single cookie will fill a plate and we won't tell if you top them with chocolate ice cream or whipped topping and a drizzle of syrup!

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    Andes Mint Cookies

    Andes Mint Cookies

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    For a fun twist on the average cookie, try Andes Mint cookies. The delicious little chocolate mint candies are incorporated into the dough in two stages. The first ensures some are melted into the cookie while the second round leaves behind bits of mint-chocolate goodness.

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    Chocolate Cinnamon Brownie Cookies

    Chocolate Cinnamon Brownie Cookies

    Allyson Kramer

    Dense, fudgey chocolate cinnamon cookies are a wonderful collision of flavors and textures, and will fill your kitchen with heavenly baking aromas. These brownie-like cookies are crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy in the middle, with a rich, spiced flavor that is to die for.

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    Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Grain-Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

    The Spruce / Jennifer Perillo 

    This all-American favorite becomes gluten free while remaining delicious and familiar. The almond flour replaces the regular all-purpose, adding a nice hint of nuttiness and creating a thin, crispy cookie with a chewy texture and plenty of chocolate chips.

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    S'mores Cookies

    S'Mores Cookies

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Sometimes all you need is a hint of chocolate. S'mores cookies deliver on that in a fun replica of the summertime favorite... No campfire required! The graham cracker cookie is topped with chocolate squares and marshmallows before a final spin in the oven to create a gooey, sweet, crispy treat.

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    Flourless Chocolate Banana Cookies

    Flourless Chocolate Banana Cookies

    Miri Rotkovitz

    Use up that last, over-ripe banana in your fruit basket with this kid-pleasing recipe for flourless chocolate banana cookies. Potato starch replaces the typical flour, for a rich, moist, yummy lunchbox cookie that even kids eating gluten-free can enjoy.

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    Double Chocolate Cookies

    Double chocolate cookies recipe

    The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

    What's better than chocolate? Double chocolate, of course! Consider this your go-to double chocolate chip cookie recipe, with Dutch-processed cocoa powder and plenty of chocolate chips (your choice of dark or semisweet) adding up to oodles of yumminess.

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    Almond Joy Cookies

    Almond Joy Cookies

    Kristina Vanni 

    With all the flavors of the classic candy bar, Almond Joy cookies are quick and easy to make. Coconut, chocolate, and almond are a delicious combo, and other than melting the chocolate, these cookies require no cooking at all. They're great for picnics or bake sales since they keep and travel well.

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    Florentines

    Florentines

     Kristina Vanni

    Classic Italian cookies, Florentines are thin and crisp with candied orange peel and almonds. Most importantly, they're dipped in dark chocolate. They taste great paired with espresso or coffee.

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    Peppermint Cookies

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     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    The classic combination of chocolate and peppermint can't be beat. These peppermint cookies are a real treat, with a fudgy chocolate base, a nice hit of peppermint oil, and a topping of crushed peppermint candies. They're especially fun during the holidays.

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    M&M Brownie Cookies

    M&M Brownie Cookies
    The Spruce/Linda Larsen

    M&M brownie cookies are like the best-ever double chocolate chip cookies, but with M&M candies in place of chocolate chips. They are easy to make by hand or with a stand mixer, work well with different varieties of M&Ms, and are sure to disappear quickly from your cookie jar.

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    Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffle Cookie

    Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffle Cookie

    The Spruce/Teri Lee Gruss

    You'll use less flour, sugar, and butter than usual for these baked treats that are moist, rich, and densely chocolatey. Use a gluten-free all-purpose flour mix, along with good quality chocolate chips, and a few other baking ingredients, including optional chopped walnuts for a wonderful sweet treat.

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    Soft Chocolate Drop Cookies

    Soft Chocolate Drop Cookies

    Diana Rattray

    Soft chocolate drop cookies are easy to make and can be tweaked with your favorite add-in ingredients, from chopped nuts to miniature chips and candies. Cocoa powder gives them chocolate flavor, and buttermilk keeps them soft and pillowy right through baking.

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    Jessica's Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

    Jessica's Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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    Soft chocolate cookies with chocolate-covered cherry centers make a yummy Valentine's Day treat. Form the cookie dough into balls, using your thumb to press down on the centers. Fill each indentation with a maraschino cherry and top with cherry-flavored chocolate sauce before baking and enjoying.

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    Spooky Halloween Spiderweb Cookies

    Spooky Halloween Spiderweb Cookies

    The Spruce

    Wow the trick-or-treating set with spooky spiderweb cookies that make great Halloween party snacks. Start by baking some chocolate chip cookies, then cover these with melted strands of miniature marshmallows. You can get kids involved in the "spiderweb" stretching, if you don't mind a bit of mess!

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    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    The Spruce

    Decadent chocolate crinkle cookies with gooey melted chocolate and cocoa powder inside and a delicate dusting of white powdered sugar on top are a splurge-worthy treat. Place only one baking sheet in the oven at a time when making these, to maximize air circulation around the cookies, which helps to produce the desired crinkling effect.

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    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    The Spruce

    You don't even have to turn on the oven to make scrumptious vegan chocolate peanut butter cookies. Only seven ingredients are needed to make these healthy-ish treats, including coconut milk, peanut butter, rolled oats, cocoa powder, soy margarine, chocolate chips, and sugar.

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    Chocolate-Dipped Wookiee Cookies

    Chocolate-Dipped Wookiee Cookies

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Star Wars fanatics, meet your new favorite cookie! Create an army of delicious chocolate Wookiee cookies for geeky gatherings with this recipe that's so easy, even a Nerf Herder could manage it. Make them by dunking Milano cookies in melted chocolate, and using candy coating and candy eyeballs to complete the faces.

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    Chocolate Cookies With Mocha Glaze

    Chocolate Cookies With Mocha Glaze

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    Get your cookie fix and your coffee fix all in one yummy treat with this awesomely grown-up chocolate cookie recipe. Use your choice of regular brewed coffee or espresso for the tasty mocha glaze, which gives these treats a pleasant coffee flavor.