Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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This Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe is also known as the chewiest chocolate cookies made in a pot on the stove!! The easiest recipe ever!!

Chocolate Cookies

Hot Pot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Not the drug kind!

This recipe to me is super amazing on a number of levels but a big reason is because it gives me great joy to think about all the people coming here for “pot cookies” (as in the drugs) as opposed to “hot pot cookies” (as in made in a pot on the stove that was hot). For all those people looking for a drug-laced snack to make, this is my disclaimer stating the title isn’t referring to pot as in the drugs. You might want to look elsewhere for a different recipe.

Can you think of the marketing nightmare these could become? It’s a good thing I don’t care about any of that. 

This whole situation makes me giggle and that is a big reason why I’m sharing this recipe as “hot pot chocolate cookies” today instead of just “chewy chocolate cookies”. Sometimes you gotta have fun and laugh. But, you guys, I REALLY do use a hot pot to make these!

Remember my Cinnamon Butterscotch Cookies? Those were also hot pot cookies, but I didn’t market them as such because I didn’t make the connection until the second go-around with this chocolate version.

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies Ingredient List

Butter, Brown Sugar, and Granulated Sugar – Like most cookie recipes, these three ingredients start the whole process.

Egg, Egg Yolk, and Vanilla – Next, these three are added into the mix until light in color. Then is the…

Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt – All these are then mixed in until smooooooooooth. Then it’s time for scooping and baking.

Obviously, this cookie recipe is tasty, but it is also easy, and fast. That’s a win-win-win in my book!

If chocolate cookies aren’t your thing try these other delicious cookies: Ultimate Sugar Cookies, Ginger Cookies (Gingerdoodles), Glazed Lemon Cookies, and Christmas Shortbread Cookies.

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies

Just like my intro said, these are soft and chewy chocolate cookies made with all the common culprits found in any cookie recipe (butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, flour, leavenings, salt). Instead of using a hand mixer to cream ingredients together, they’re melted and stirred together by hand in a pot on the stove. Through the years of recipe testing, I have found that this is the best and easiest method for creating those perfectly soft and chewy cookies all the way through without having to soften your butter in advance or dirty more dishes than needed. They are the busy mom’s ultimate recipe for cookies that will have you swearing off all other cookie recipes by the days’ end.

Be sure to read through the recipe completely before beginning! It’s very simple, but the method is what sets these cookies apart from others.

Anyways, grab the printable recipe below, save to your inbox or pin for later! You won’t be sorry 🙂

Have a great day, friends!

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5 from 13 votes

Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

This Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe is also known as the chewiest chocolate cookies made in a pot on the stove!! The easiest recipe ever!!
servings 24 small cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes



  • Melt butter in a medium-sized pot. Remove from heat. Stir in brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined.
  • Add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until lighter in color.
  • Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir well to ensure a smooth, well-stirred batter.
  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Let batter it sit 10 minutes or so to let the flour soak into the rest of the batter. (The batter should be warm and obviously sticky. As it sits and cools, the batter will thicken to a more obvious dough. This is when you would scoop the dough into cookies.)
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and scoop cookie dough onto prepared pans, using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop.
  • Bake 8-9 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through baking. When you pull your cookies out of the oven, they will look cooked around the edges and undercooked in the center.
  • Leave the cookies on the hot baking pans for 5-7 minutes or until you can remove them without falling apart. Place onto cooling racks and cool to room temperature before storing in airtight containers.
  • Best eaten in the first 24 hours after baking.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: double chocolate cookies
5 from 13 votes

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  1. Timothy C Cook

    5 stars
    I have to laugh , from the title I thought you actually “baked” the cookies in a stovetop pot. But Five minute before I read this, I actually made this exact recipe, except I melted the butter in a bowl in the microwave and used the bowl to mix the ingredients. Also I chilled the dough in the refrigerator for 20 min instead of just letting it sit for 10 min. I find I get a better rise when chilling the cookie dough. Other than that basically the same and same amount of clean up.

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  3. Felicia

    5 stars
    I left out the cocoa and poked in some chocolate chips into the cookies after I’d blobbed the mix onto the tray.

    I don’t eat sugar/flour anymore but my hubby said they were delicious and the house certainly smelt nice!

    Thanks for a great, easy recipe.

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  5. Hayley

    5 stars
    Oh my goshhhh, I cannot believe you made these in a sauce pot! So genius. A total game changer for when I need a chocolate fixing fast (which yes, is all the time). Can’t wait for you to make more versions of this!

  6. Sara D

    How have I never heard of this method before? Soft chewy cookies are my jam so this recipe is going to happen very soon!

  7. Michelle

    5 stars
    I made these today, and used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa {it’s the only one I ever use}, so they came out nice, dark, and rich! The first batch was still gooey inside, after baking and cooling on the pan for 8 minutes each, then cooling to room temp. They also flattened out a bit. I baked the second batch for 11 minutes, and they came out perfectly baked and no flattening. A great, easy recipe when you need a quick chocolate fix. My family requested I add nuts next time.

  8. Sarah

    5 stars
    I have made these twice since you posted them. They are so delicious. And so easy! My 7 year old loves to help in the kitchen and she made a batch all by herself.

  9. Tessa Daylong

    5 stars
    Hi Lauren, I made these cookies and they are great and so easy. My husband enjoys soft cookies and he liked these. I did make a couple of small changes to your recipe. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon with the dry ingredients and I pressed some chopped pecans into the tops of half of the cookies. They are so close to a brownie that I thought the pecans would go well and they did😊

  10. Starla

    I’ve made the butterscotch version of this recipe but found it sickingly sweet. If I use less sugar, what would I need to change to make it work?
    Also, after 9 minutes, and resting on the sheet for 7, they didn’t taste like they were baked enough…
    Anyone else have these issues?

    1. Lauren

      I would add less butterscotch chips. Try using salted butter. And of course bake longer. All ovens are different!

  11. Paula

    Haha! A few months ago I saved a recipe for The Best One Pot Brownies. Imagine my surprise when I went to make them a few days later and found an ingredient I wasn’t expecting. . . only then did I notice the word “One” wasn’t in the name. Oops.