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These Black Gold Cookies are for true chocoholics. With both semi-sweet and unsweetened chocolate, a couple of these will provide your daily chocolate fix.

Although there is no RDA for chocolate, the hubby insists that two chocolate cookies (or even Oreos) are important components of one’s diet. These certainly comply with his requirement!

Black Gold Cookies in a small white bowl

Black Gold Cookies

Poor, poor hubby has been without homemade chocolate treats for a number of days.  Our kitchen was stocked with pumpkin bread and peanut butter cups, but Bill could be found scavenging for Double Stuff Oreos after dinner to accompany his cherry Kool-Aid.

Yes, I married a fellow with a discerning palate, didn’t I?  When I spotted these decadent chocolate gems on a friend’s now defunct blog, I kept moving them to the top of my recipe stack.  Marcels Darsaulniers is a chocolate guru, and I knew his recipe would be well received. The time had come for a dense, chocolate delight.

Black Gold Cookies on a small white plate

Tips for Making These Chocolate Cookies

  • Apparently my cookie scoop was larger than a tablespoon as I only got two dozen cookies, 12 short of the stated yield. A medium cookie scoop yields more like 1 1/2 tablespoons so they could require an extra minute or two in the oven.
  • That said, it’s better to slightly under bake your cookies than over bake for a rich, chewy center.
  • This cookie dough set up more with each batch. The dough balls looked spikey by the end, so I tapped down many of those protrusions before baking.
  • When some of the cookies come out of the oven misshapen, I use a spatula to tap them back into rounds while they’re still hot.
  • Baking on Silpats (non-stick silicone baking sheets) or parchment paper prevents sticking and minimizes clean up.
  • The recipe suggests letting these cool on the baking sheets for 30 minutes after pulling them out of the oven. The cooling process allows the cookies to firm up for easy removal.

The family chocoholics gave these black gold cookies rave reviews…fudgy was their best description.  Easy to whip up and no one will be resorting to any sort of boxed cookies with rich chocolate cookies in the house.

Black Gold Cookies lined up on a white rectangular tray

More Favorite Chocolate Recipes

You’re sure to get your chocolate fix by trying some of these wonderful chocolate treats. Chocolate Truffle Brownies, Cocoa Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream, Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies, and these Fudgy Cocoa Brownies are all Skinny Chick family approved!

Recipe adapted fromDeath by Chocolate Cookies.


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Black Gold Cookies in a small white bowl

Black Gold Cookies

Rich chocolate cookies that take just minutes to prepare

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies
  • Method: Mixing, Baking
  • Cuisine: American


6 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

10 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped and divided

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

6 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla


Preheat oven to 325º.  Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

Microwave 6 ounces of the semi sweet chocolate, the unsweetened chocolate and the butter using 30 second intervals to stop and stir, until mixture is melted and smooth.  Set aside.

Put the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat on medium speed for about 6 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl at the halfway mark.

Add the chocolate mixture and mix for about a minute till well combined.  Scrape down sides of bowl and add flour mixture and the remaining 4 ounces of chopped chocolate.

Mix for about 30 seconds, then remove bowl and finish mixing by hand just until all flour is incorporated and chocolate chunks are dispersed.

Scoop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, about 12 cookies per sheet.  Bake for about 10 minutes, rotating pans at the halfway point to ensure even baking.

Cool on cooling rack at least 30 minutes before removing from baking sheets.


Adapted  from Death by Chocolate Cookies.


Death by Chocolate Cookies on a white plate circa 2011

Images and text updated in 2019. This photo is from 2011 when my ovens were malfunctioning. These black gold cookies were underbaked, gooey and delicious, one of the few successes in that awful oven, but not reproducible!

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78 comments on “Black Gold Cookies”

  1. This is the way to satisfy a chocolate craving!

  2. Definitely worth their weight in gold!

  3. Oh my word, these look Heavenly!!

  4. Gooey! I spotted the teeth marks in the cookie and was like ‘damn! i bet those are fantastic!’ My favorite kind of cookie 🙂

    Although…I’d prefer mine with milk rather than kool aid 🙂

  5. These are a must for me now that I am starting to bake. My husband is like yours, double stuffed oreos and the chocolate oreos too. All out chocolate goodies are from the local bakery, but I am working on this. Thanks and cheers!

  6. I can have for my breakfast with my coffee right now 🙂

  7. I can’t get enough chocolate cookies recipes love them every holiday we stack the trays with more chocolate varities this may make our tray too!

  8. Gosh they are so yummy-

  9. I have to agree with you that no more buying the ones off the shelf with these cookies. Pretty simple and easy to do Lizzy. Take care.

  10. My household is the same way, LOL! My husband will all the sudden start scavenging around for chocolate. The sad part is, I don’t care for chocolate, so really don’t make it enough. These cookies look so pretty with the shiny outside:-) Love how fudgey they looked in the center, perfect for any chocoholic! Hugs, Terra

  11. Oh, wow. My single biggest weakness is chocolate, and these cookies look like they would more than hit the spot 🙂

  12. Oh my god !!!! I want one , they look divine :).

  13. mmmm some nice grated almonds would look lovely on top of these 🙂

  14. These are absolutely gorgeous! Amazing photography Liz!!

  15. Only six tablespoons of flour? Oh my – they must just melt in your mouth. Perfect for my 3 p.m. chocolate fix.

  16. 12 short because of larger cookies or because of dough quality control procedure:)

  17. I think I would much rather have the larger cookie then the extra dozen.
    I hope your husband was happy with this delicious looking treat.

  18. I love chocolate, and I really want these cookies!

  19. I love a great chocolate cookie, but honestly, they aren’t that easy to come by. I hate it when they are too powdery or not rich enough. I’d rather have one super rich over the top cookie than several not as sweet. These look awesome.

  20. Wow, these look like they would just melt in your mouth! Thanks for sharing this one!

  21. Chocolate and Kool-Aid. We married the same guy. I’d have to bump up the milk chocolate in order to get Dudette to eat these, but it would be worth a try for her. She loves her some gooey chocolate goodness, that’s for sure. They look fantastic (as per usual).

  22. Lizzy these sound heavenly! :)Bookmarking this for sure!

  23. Black Gold is right! These look delicious.

  24. Can I order a dozen? 😀

  25. These do look fudgy and rich, just perfect for taming the chocolate craving-yum!

  26. Mmmm a fudgy cookie! The texture looks so cool/different, and I am sure they taste absolutely amazing!

  27. Those cookies look so chocoatey and rich! I love them.

  28. “fudgey” is the best kind 🙂

  29. Mmm…I bet these have a wonderful, dense chocolate flavor. So much for the oreos!

  30. Beautiful cookies, Lizzy! I’m sure I can’t stop myself from eating those until they’re all gone!

  31. Lizzy, They look amazing! I love anything chocolate…I don’t think I could help myself from eating way too many!

  32. OH my goodness. These look like the perfect cookie. I want to eat a dozen of them. happy thought.

  33. Oh my goodness, these are pure heaven!!!

  34. Wow, the cookies look so chocolatey! Of course I’ll eat this instead of the boxed cookies 🙂

  35. I’m a chocoholic and proud of it. These cookies sound sinful. These won’t last long in my house. I’m saving this recipe to bake up during the holidays. YUM!

  36. Now I want cookies, even the boxed ones will do at this point.

  37. Love the pretty sheen on these cookies!

  38. It’s so sweet that you were so nice and made these adorable chewy cookies for your hubby 🙂

  39. Wow, those really do look rich and decadent! YUM! I understand your husband’s need for chocolate… I sometimes eat chocolate chips just so I can get a chocolate rush when I’m scrounging for something sweet. LOL! Well done. PS… CONGRATS ON TOP 9 TODAY for your White Chocolate Yogurt! Yay! 🙂

  40. I would have to agree with your husband. It’s nice to see some good old fashioned chocolate cookies back!

    So chewy looking!

  41. What a fantastic recipe! Love it! Your hubs is very spoiled.

  42. Yum! These look fudgy and delicious! Wouldn’t last two seconds in my house! Delish!!

  43. I buzzed these again for good measure, lol. I really want cookies and I should at least wait till after lunch, he he. I have a give-away you should enter.

  44. Oh my goodness…these look and sound amazing! The title alone has me wanting some fuggy chocolate goodies, wow 🙂

  45. These look beyond decadent! You can see the texture in the photo with the bite. I’m sure you husband felt this was worth the wait Lizzy!

  46. Those look beautiful and I bet they taste even better.

  47. YUMMYYY! What a rich chocolate cookie. This will be very hard to resist if I keep it on the kitchen counter. How can you stop yourself from not touching the cookie jar. I wish I am a baker who doesn’t crave for sugar. Sounds impossible but I just wish… looks delicious Lizzy!

  48. omg! these look so rich and delicious!! I’d like one like now?!

  49. Oh those look dangerously rich and good!

  50. Cherry Kool-aid?! How funny! That just makes me want to buy some and make a pitcher full. 🙂 These cookies look so fudgy and perfect for a chocoholic.

  51. Wow, those look good! I just found you through Jane Deer and I’m glad I did! I’d love for you to join my linky sometime, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, the link runs through Friday.

  52. So I should expect a box of these when???

  53. omg, I don’t know why but something’s telling me those might be the best chocolate cookies ever!

  54. I just made my 2nd batch of these today. The first batch I did on Friday and I added cashews and caramel. Today I did a batch with mint chips. OH MY GOD this is hands down THE BEST chocolate cookie I have ever eaten or made. Thank you so much for posting it! YUM

  55. Love me some chocolate!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!! Delish!!!

  56. I am making your cookies! The dough is delicious, and the house smells soooo good… I’ll let you know how they turned out!

  57. These are cooling all about the kitchen and are a HUGE hit! I just stumbled on your blog and I’m already a huge fan! Thanks for a “keeper”…family is in chocolate heaven!

  58. I am making them again!! They were delicious… I am going to publish them on my blog this weekend, everyone that tasted it agreed with me, they’re the best cookies ever 😉

  59. Lori, thanks for letting me know!!! Enjoy~

    Valerie, can’t wait to see your post 🙂

    Thanks, everyone, for your sweet comments. Have a fabulous day~

  60. Ive been on the hunt for a great chocolate cookie. I’ll take a slightly bigger cookie over an additional 12 more!!

  61. Hi!
    I just made these tonight, they were SO GOOD!
    One question: how did you get yours to stay so thick? Mine looked like yours when i took them out of the oven, but as they cooled they seemed to sink and ended up kind of thin. Also mine didn’t end up looking as fudgy (no teeth marks), and were more the texture of a normal cookie only lighter. But still delicious, will definitely make again!

  62. Oh, I’m so glad you liked them! I used a cookie scoop, so mine were pretty round when they went onto the cookie sheet. Also, my oven was being flaky so I did mention that mine were slightly underdone…making them extremely fudgy. This is one time my new oven’s problems actually worked in my favor! So maybe underbaking a bit…or even lowering the oven temp by 25º might make a difference.

  63. Oh, I’m so glad, Kim!!!!

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  65. oh wow, they look amazing! I have never seen this cookie before, going to give it a try! I made 6 dozen chocolate chip cookies today!!

    Merry Christmas to you Liz and your family!!

  66. I must bake these soon! I see that it contains loads of chocolate and very little flour. Perfect!

  67. A chocolate lovers dream come true, for sure – I know these wouldn’t last long enough to become a ritual around here.

  68. They look utterly delicious, Liz. Yep, chocolate lovers for any time of year!

  69. Love these cookies sounds and look delicious !! hugs!

  70. Drooling on the keyboard over here!!! I like those size cookies. It just sounds better that you ate 2 fudgy cookies than a half a dozen… LOL

  71. Fudgy chocolate cookies are the best! These look perfect and slightly under-baked sounds delicious. Pass the milk, I need a chocolate fix!

  72. STUNNING photos Liz!!! We pinned this immediately, trying to stay calm and press the right buttons, because of the excitement:) Truly amazing mouth-watering cookies; we’re so making them over the next days! And the ingredients are super simple. Exceptional work (once again) sweetie, KU-DOS!!!
    Mirella and Panos

  73. I’ve made these cookies and I have one of Marcel’s cookbooks. It is a great book! As are these cookies. And for the record…my dad almost always has red or grape kool aid in the fridge. I have to admit that though I never buy it, when I do get a taste of it, it sure tastes good!

  74. Dear Liz, I have been looking for a new double chocolate cookie recipe for a while now – I believe I found one now! Your recipe for these decadent cookies really caught my attention. These black gold cookies look impossible to resist, sooo good, I will have to give them a try!

  75. Such heavenly cookies! Do you deliver?! 🙂 Happy Friday!

  76. Two thumbs up and five stars!

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