Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

The gig is up! I had plans to take this Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe with me to the grave. BUT, the time has come to reveal this top-secret, super delicious, family favorite delicacy. Try it out and you will soon see the power that it holds – this baby can heal your heart, tantalize your taste buds and soothe your soul… but **BE WARNED** it’s also highly addicting and has the potential to completely destroy your diet!

The final picture of cookie dough and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Two guarantees up front: (1) You’ll undoubtedly find your husband sneaking extra spoonful’s before bed and, (2) Epic battles between your kids will ensue while they figure out who gets to lick the bowl clean. This recipe was passed on to me by my mom and my gang is always begging me to make it after our family pizza nights – so it’s pretty special to us. Over the years I’ve tweaked a couple of the details but until now, had not written it down. I finally broke after years of pleas from friends and family (and multiple cash offers 🙂

Can I eat raw cookie dough?

Per an article in Today.com, “federal health officials are reminding Americans not to eat raw cookie dough, tempting as it may be. There are two reasons raw cookie dough can make you sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One is the raw eggs that many recipes call for. The other is the flour.Raw eggs carry Salmonella, bacteria that can cause severe stomach upset and that every year kill 450 people in the U.S. Salmonella makes 1.2 million people sick every year.” Soooo… safe to say that would be a big NO!

Are dark chocolate chips healthier than milk chocolate chips?

Dark chocolate chips are a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, and it typically contains less sugar than milk chocolate. Some research suggests that dark chocolate may help lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation and insulin resistance, and improve brain function. WE prefer the taste of the dark chocolate to milk chocolate because it is slightly more powerful and also because they contain less sugar.

Ingredients for our Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough

Ingredients for our Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:

  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Soda
  • Dark Chocolate Chips

How to make our Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:

Preheat oven to 375 F. In your standing mixer, add room temperature butter, brown sugar and regular sugar. Mix until creamy, approximately 3 minutes.

A bowl with butter, brown sugar, and cane sugar.
Creamed butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a bowl with raw eggs being added.

Next, slowly add your eggs while the mixing in on low speed. Then add vanilla. Continue to mix until almost whipped. The batter will appear light and fluffy. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT part to get the best batter possible.

Creamed cookie dough batter in a bowl.

Once ingredients are fully combined and appear fluffy, add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Next, add baking soda. Do not over mix. Too much mixing can deactivate the baking soda and then your cookies will be soupy.

Cookie dough in a bowl with no chocolate chips

Once mixed, add the chocolate chips. You will want to add the chips and stir by hand.

Cookie dough in a mixing bowl with chocolate chips laying on top, waiting to be mixed.

Spoon cookie dough in a small ball onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Balls of cookie dough on a cookie sheet, about to be baked.

Once timer goes off, pull from oven. You will notice the edges browning and the center a slightly lighter color. Once pulled from the oven, lightly smack the baking pan on the edge of the counter. This helps flatten the cookies a bit and give it that uniform, bakery-like look.

Final picture of our Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough in a cup with baked cookies next to it.

This Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe is so simple to whip together but it does come with one particularly difficult task (should you choose to accept!) – once made, will you EAT the cookie dough (which we don’t recommend), or will you COOK it?! Good luck in your decision. Be on the lookout shortly for our amazing Skillet Cookie Recipe we use this dough on…. TO DIE FOR!

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Yield: about 24 cookies

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 Sticks of butter (1 Cup)
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 TBS Vanilla Extract
  • 1 TBS Baking Soda
  • 1 Bag Dark Chocolate Chips


    1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
    2. Cream room temperature butter with granulated sugar and brown sugar for 3 minutes.
    3. Slowly add your eggs and vanilla.
    4. Once ingredients are fully combined, add flour 1/2 cup at a time.
    5. Next, add baking soda.
    6. Once mixed, add the chocolate chips and mix by hand.
    7. Spoon cookie dough in a small ball onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
    8. Once timer goes off, pull from oven.
    9. Smack the baking sheet on the edge to flatten the cookies.
    10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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