These moist chocolate cookies with cocoa powder are so delicious & easy to make.  One bite is enough to stop your chocolate craving!

Moist Chocolate Cookies

Today I am here with my moist, chocolate cookies.  If you crave chocolate and you don’t have it, you should make these cookies immediately.  

They are very soft, moist cookies just taste like souffles especially when they are warm.  They are crispy at the edges, moist in the middle.  Even one cookie is enough to stop your chocolate craving.

Easy Chocolate Cookies

It is as easy as my other recipes, takes only 10 minutes to make.  They stay 8 minutes in the oven until the cookies slightly set.  When you remove the cookies from the oven,  the cookies will be too soft to handle.  

So you need to let them cool for almost 10 minutes on the baking sheet to be firm enough. Actually, you may think of taking one of the cookies onto a plate before letting it cool on the baking sheet and top it with heavy cream like a souffle which I can totally understand. 🙂

The amount of cocoa makes them rich chocolate cookies.

So let’s see how I make them:

How to Make Easy Chocolate Cookies with Step by Step Pictures

First, I put the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in a small bowl and mix well. I set aside.

Steps of Making Moist Chocolate Cookies: Mixing cocoa, baking soda and flour.

As usual, I melt the butter halfway and take it from the heat and stir till melted.  This way the butter cools quickly.    This is important because hot butter shouldn’t cook the egg.

Steps of Making Moist Chocolate Cookies: Melting the butter halfway.

Then I put the sugar in a medium bowl and add the cooled melted butter and mix well.   I add in the egg and vanilla and stir well.  Finally, I add the flour mixture in 2 batches and mix well. You can use a spatula or a spoon to mix the flour easily.

Steps of Making Moist Chocolate Cookies: Mixing sugar and butter and adding the egg and vanilla. Adding the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mixing well.

The mixture looks sticky but it is easy to make balls out of this dough.  If you want, you can use an ice cream scoop.  I roll the dough into 52-53 gram balls (almost 2 and 1/2 tablespoons) and place them on the baking sheet covered with parchment paper.Steps of Making Moist Chocolate Cookies: Making balls out of the dough.

I bake them for 8 minutes until the cookies are slightly set.   The baking time may differ from oven to oven.    When you touch the top of the cookies, they shouldn’t be wet but very soft.   These cookies will be too soft to handle.   

However, you should take them from the oven to keep their moistness and let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes until the bottom of the cookies are firm enough.   The cookies will look puffy.  I give their nice shape by slightly pressing the cookies with the back of a spoon. You can use your hands too.

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You can enjoy your cookies!

 

Tips

  • When the butter melts halfway over medium heat, remove the pan from the heat and start stirring.  This way, the butter cools easily.                                                                                                                             
  • Make sure the butter isn’t hot or warm.  The butter has to be cooled so it won’t cook the egg and the mixture will be in the right consistency to roll into balls.                                                                           
  • For some reason, if you find the dough soft(it has to be soft but shouldn’t drop from a spoon) to roll into balls, keep them in the fridge until needed.                                                                                           
  • Don’t overbake! The cookies will be done when they are slightly set.  The cookies will be hard to handle but they will be firm when you remove them from the oven and keep on the baking sheet for almost 10 minutes.                                                                                                                                                     
  • When you remove the cookies from the oven, they will be puffy.  Don’t forget to press the cookies slightly with the back of a spoon to give their nice shape.
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4.8 from 5 votes
Moist Chocolate Cookies
Moist Chocolate Cookies with Cocoa Powder
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

These chocolate cookies with cocoa powder are perfect to stop your chocolate craving! They are moist in the middle, crispy at the edges.

Course: Cookies
Servings: 10 cookies
Calories: 244 kcal
Author: www.pastryandbeyond.com
Ingredients
  • 140 g (1 cup) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)*
  • 50 g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 150 g (2/3 cup) unsalted butter
  • 175 g (1/2 cup and 1/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F(177C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Put the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat until it is halfway melted. Take it from the heat and stir until it is all melted. Set aside to cool.

  4. Place the sugar in a big bowl and add the butter, mix well. Then add in the egg and vanilla, stir until combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches and stir until all combined well.
  6. Roll the dough into 52-53 gram (2 and ½ tablespoon) balls and place them on the baking sheet.  Alternatively, you can divide the dough equally into 10 pieces and roll each into a ball.

  7. Bake for 8 minutes or until the cookies are slightly set. The top of the cookies shouldn't be wet but soft.  They will be too soft to handle. Remove the cookies from the oven so that they can keep their moistness. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are firm enough.  The cookies will be a little bit puffy.  You can slightly press the cookies with the back of a spoon.

Recipe Notes

*You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Chocolate Cookies with Cocoa Powder
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Moist Chocolate Cookies with Cocoa Powder

32 thoughts on “Moist Chocolate Cookies with Cocoa Powder

    • January 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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      I agree! I’m sure you’ll love these easy and yummy cookies:)

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    • January 23, 2018 at 4:54 pm
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      Thank you! They are so delicious when they are warm! You’ll definitely want to eat more than one:)

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  • January 22, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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    These look soooo good! I ate way too many cookies in December, but will be ready to try these in February!

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    • January 23, 2018 at 9:59 pm
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      Thank you! Yes, you should try these delicious cookies 🙂

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  • January 23, 2018 at 2:31 am
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    I don’t bake very often, but man these cookies look delicious! They’re so fudgy!

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    • January 23, 2018 at 10:00 pm
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      Thank you!

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    • January 23, 2018 at 10:05 pm
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      Thank you! I always eat more than one:)

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  • January 27, 2018 at 8:40 pm
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    Oh!! They certainly look so moist and chocolatey. What an ideal cookie for a Valentine’s Day treat!! I would certainly be happy to be the recipient of such a delicious treat.

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    • January 28, 2018 at 2:41 pm
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      Thank you, Marisa ! Yes, they are very moist, soft and chocolatey!

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    • January 28, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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      Thank you Kathryn! They taste great!

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  • January 28, 2018 at 4:15 pm
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    Just look at the inside of those cookies – so moist, just like they should be!

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    • January 28, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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      Thank you!

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  • January 28, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    These look so nice and thick and soft! What a perfect looking cookie!

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    • January 28, 2018 at 7:36 pm
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      Thank you, Julie!

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  • January 29, 2018 at 3:09 am
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    Ah! I’ve been craving exactly these cookies all week! A nice rich, fudge cookie. This is perfect. Can’t wait to try them!

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    • January 29, 2018 at 5:04 pm
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      Thank you Lauren! I hope you try them. I’m sure you’ll love these rich cookies.

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  • January 29, 2018 at 3:39 am
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    Those chocolate cookies look absolutely stunning. I would have to make a double batch of these!

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    • January 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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      Thank you, Stacey:)

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  • January 29, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Chocolate moist cookies must be my kids absolutely favorite! And just 10 minutes of cooking time is the best part for me.

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    • January 29, 2018 at 5:25 pm
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      Kids love these cookies. So easy to make and delicious!

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  • January 29, 2018 at 4:59 pm
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    Love chocolate cookies! Your recipe looks delicious, they are nicely thick and soft)

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    • January 29, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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      Thank you, Veronika!

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  • March 28, 2018 at 3:41 am
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    Are you using salted butter for these?

    They sound amazing and I can’t wait to try them!!

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    • March 28, 2018 at 8:47 am
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      Thank you, Kat! I use unsalted butter. Please let me know when you try them 🙂

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  • May 24, 2018 at 1:24 am
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    Not sure where I went wrong. Dough was too soft to roll into balls, dropped by rounded tablespoons. They spread a lot and were raw in the middle. I measured carefully by weight and followed instructions exactly. The flavor was fabulous but I put them back in the oven for 5 minutes to finish baking.

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    • May 24, 2018 at 1:51 pm
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      Hi Rhonda, I am happy that you liked the flavor but I am sorry that you had difficulty in rolling into balls. As you measured by weight, I am eliminating many possibilities. I am just wondering if the butter was warm (not cool) when you mix it with sugar. If the mixture was warm, this may be the reason. In this case, if you had kept the dough in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, it would be easier to roll into balls. About the baking time: Please remember that it may differ from oven to oven. Was the oven hot enough? Did you preheat it properly? When the oven isn’t hot enough, there will be enough time for the butter to melt(so the cookies spread) before they bake. Besides all these, even if you set your oven to 350°F(177C°), it may not be 350°F(177C°) inside, it can be hotter or cooler than what it shows. So you may need to bake for a longer or shother time than the recipe states. Hope this helps. If you have any questions please let me know 🙂

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  • August 23, 2018 at 11:31 pm
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    Loved how easy these were to make .. but ours turned out a bit too dry .. so were crumbling..

    We put cream cheese frosting on top.. that helped a bit

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    • August 24, 2018 at 11:43 am
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      Hi Megha, Did you bake longer than the recipe states? I know these cookies look unbaked after 8 minutes or when they are slightly set and hard to handle. But actually, this is the right time to remove these cookies from the oven. They will be firm and keep their moistness as they cool on the baking sheet for almost 10 minutes. Otherwise, they will be dry. I hope this helps.

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