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A quadruple dose of chocolate makes these rich, chewy Death by Chocolate Cookies perfect for the chocoholic in your life!

Armed with cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips, this chocolate cookie recipe is a winner!

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Death by Chocolate Cookies

Who could resist these quadruple chocolate gems???! Four different chocolates are what make these rich chocolate cookies into Death by Chocolate Cookies. When my sweet friend, Danielle posted these on her facebook page, I zipped right over to her blog for the details. My mixing bowl was out within seconds! Danielle and I both love to bake so for the past few months, we have been sharing recipes from each other’s blogs. This was a no-brainer; my February post was set.

Death by Chocolate Cookies in a leaf shaped white bowl

A Rich Chocolate Cookie Recipe

The hubby thought these were magnificent…after 25+ years, I know the way to his heart, and there is a LOT of it in this recipe.  He wasn’t thrilled, though, when he saw me packing them up for the freezer. This was part of the 75 servings of chocolate dessert that I planned to bring to a big bash at the Decorators’ Show House, the volunteer gig that’s been taking up my free time of late.

I promised him there would be leftovers and that I’d confiscate them the second the party was finished. That seemed to pacify him. Until I brought home an empty platter. These Death by Chocolate Cookies were a major hit!

 3 Bags of Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips

You can find Danielle on her blog, Hugs & Cookies XOXOFacebook, or Twitter.  If you need a decadent treat, you will find it on her blog!!!

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This post was originally shared in February, 2013. Photos and text were updated in 2019.

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Death by Chocolate Cookies

Rich cocoa cookies with 3 types of chocolate chips

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 30 cookies


  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Melt the 8 ounces of chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in the sugars.
  3. Mix in the eggs and vanilla until incorporated. Add the chocolate and beat until combined. Sift in the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt) and mix on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350º.
  5. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies have just begun to set with the centers still appearing very soft. They will firm up as they cool.
  6. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Total time does not include chilling time.

Recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g


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61 comments on “Death by Chocolate Cookies”

  1. These cookies look incredible, who could resist them? πŸ™‚

  2. Good grief, Lizzy! I must have these cookies!

  3. LOL! Can’t blame your husband for wanting the whole batch of your rendition of Death by Chocolate Cookies =) They look fabulous, Liz.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe which could prove the secret to unlocking the keys to any man’s heart!

  4. Gosh, these are so sinful!! Love the chocs oozing out of the cookies!!

  5. ThatΒ΄s a lot of chocolate! I think you should make another batch for poor Bill…

  6. Gorgeous, luscious looking cookies. The melted chocolate chips make me almost feel dizzy.

  7. I can just imagine poor Bill’s face, Liz. You owe him another batch – Death by Chocolate? You should call them Compulsive Chocolate Frustrations! Looks a great recipe – my girls would love them.

  8. These Death by Chocolate Cookie are amazing! I absolutely love the flavor of the chocolate – love that it’s in both the filling and coating on these. Gorgeous photos!

  9. Oh those DO look good enough to die for!!! Yum.

  10. I’m thinking Dudette and Hubby would vote me mom of the world if I made these for them. They look amazing.

  11. These do look incredibly delicious. I haven’t baked anything for JT’s work in quite some time, this may be the next cookie! Very nice photo, particularly the melty version. YUM.

  12. These cookies look HEAVENLY, Liz.

  13. Oh just delicious! The chocolate is still melting!! Ouaouh!

  14. If I could death by chocolate, gimme gimme … decadent, lovely ! love these. Will be making them soon πŸ™‚

  15. Wow, these look mouthwatering Lizzy! Amazingly decadent and delicious for Valentine’s Day!

  16. These look amazing. I’m actually going to be posting a similar recipe on Wednesday! I guess Valentine’s day will bring out a plethora of yummy chocolate recipe πŸ˜‰

  17. I love when the chocolate melts and stays as a delightful puddle inside and doesn’t get absorbed.

  18. O-M-G !!
    These cookies look fantastic, and as per the recipe they must taste heavely

  19. Ghirardelli is my favorite brand of chips. They’re hard to resist eating right out of the bag. These cookies are amazing and even my hubby who doesn’t like too many sweets would love these!!!

  20. Now could these look any better? I could devour at least five…especially if I had a tall glass of milk by my side. Thank you for sharing this sweet post. I hope you are having a wonderful week of good food, love, and laughter.

  21. These chocolatey chocolate cookies are making me very happy;-) Love a good chocolate cookie recipe!

  22. …and now I want to go make these immediately! I think I even have everything in the kitchen… πŸ˜‰

  23. OMG, theses cookies look so yummy. I love anything with chocolate and these cookies look just fantastic.

  24. Death by chocolate is right! These sound amazing!

  25. These are the best cookies ever. Love. That’s what it is. Love for CHOCOLATE!

  26. What a great name for a cookie! And I’ve subscribed to your blog xx

  27. Liz, not only do I adore that name, “Death by Chocoalte Cookies” sounds fantastic, but I also love the fact that you added four different kinds of chocolates to the cookie dough. I have been experimenting with a cookie recipe that has three kinds of chocoalte as part of the ingredients, but I will now stop trying to get that recipe right and try this recipe instead. It looks incredibly tempting!

  28. Oh my Gosh, five types of chocolate in these cookies, yum. They must be really good if your husband says so! I am dying to make these!

  29. Yes. I love anything overloaded with chocolate. Well done Liz.

  30. —OooOOOoo, these are SINS.

    I’ve missed you.

    I am not getting the emails. DAMN. X

  31. Chocolate is definitely a must for Valentine’s Day cooking… I bet these sexy cookies can be “deadly” as they can be…

    Lizzy, I can’t remember that I’m Twitter follower or not and so I went to your Twitter page to follow. At Twitter site, I saw that you website is still your ex-blogspot address. You might want to update the details just in case some of your new Twitter follower wants and can’t to check out your webpage. Then, I realized that I’m your Twitter follower already. Cheers!


  32. That chocolate ooze is out of the world. And mine wouldn’t survive in the freezer. I have this very tall mouse (6’4″) that comes out around midnight and has figured out how to open the freezer door. πŸ˜‰

  33. WOW that oozing chocolate looks amazing!
    No wonder your hubby wasn’t happy when he saw you heading to the freezer with them!
    I will have to try these πŸ™‚

  34. These are such perfect cookies… if death is the penalty… then I’m a goner. πŸ™‚

  35. Love the chocolate on chocolate action here, Liz =)

  36. And I am so ready to die for these cookies and land in HEAVEN!
    That melted chocolate…. YUM!

  37. If you’ve gotta go out, death by chocolate is the way to go! LOVE the look of these cookies.

  38. Oh goodness! I spent yesterday making batches of cookies for Valentine’s Day, I wish I’d seen these before starting. These sound deadly and just the type of cookie I love. Without question I will be whipping these up soon. Heavenly chocolate cookies!

  39. Decadent is right – I’m drooling over here, Liz! I’d gladly suffer death by chocolate – seriously, if I couldn’t eat the stuff, there’s really no point in living. These cookies look amazing – so rich, moist and chocolatey!

  40. I made these cookies yesterday. They are rich and delicious. Super easy and fast. I made a few minor adjustments. I didn’t even let the dough chill and they were fabulous! Thank you for the recipe and thanks to Danielle too! XOXO

  41. Heavenly!! Love those chocolate chips looking all melty in the cookie. Perfect!

  42. The cookies really look gorgeous!

  43. I couldn’t resist to these beauties:) Love all your chocolate recipes ..

  44. Oh my god. I love this recipe! I’ve always wanted to find that perfect recipe for these types of cookies – but most of them seem to ask for ingredients I wouldn’t normally have in my pantry. I love this! πŸ™‚ I’m going to pick up a little bit of extra chocolate tomorrow and make them this weekend for sure! πŸ˜€

  45. But what a way to go!!! The cookies sound great, I’ve finally started baking again now that the temps have cooled down:@)

  46. Absolutely irresistible! I love that you have used 3 different kinds of chocolate chips here…heavenly!

  47. perfect recipe to make for myself & hide from my family haha! chocolate is the way to my heart

  48. Four chocolates! That would be a very happy death, amazing cookies.

  49. OMG! Love it…all kind of chocolates in these cookies…really a killer…
    Thanks for the recipe Liz…have a wonderful week!

  50. My kids can’t stop eating these!! They were so delish!

  51. These look dreamy good! I hope you baked another batch for your hubby. πŸ™‚

  52. I gave the kids at The Gant a big salad for Labor Day. I’m thinking I will have to redeem myself by showing up with these cookies soon.

  53. My mom was the biggest chocoholic ever! And I definitely inherited that from her. And proud of it. πŸ˜‰ She had many chocolate recipes that began with “Death by . . .” and this one would’ve been added quickly to her collection. I’ll make them in her honor. πŸ™‚ Love! ~Valentina

  54. Love these words – a quadruple dose of chocolate, rich, chewy. Yum!
    Bookmarked these cookies. thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  55. Do you deliver?! These cookies are exactly what my Friday needs! πŸ™‚

  56. These cookies are scrumptious! My chocoholic husband loved them. Thanks for another great recipe, Liz!

  57. It’s 37 degrees outside and I’m imagining how great it would be to have a few of these with some hot cocoa.

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