Super-Chunky Cookies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: about 18 cookies
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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips


  1. 2 cups assorted mix-ins (such as holiday M&Ms, toffee bits, shredded coconut, peanut butter chips and/or white chocolate chunks)
  2. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, cocoa powder, eggs and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon until just incorporated, then stir in the chocolate chips and assorted mix-ins.
  3. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough about 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets; smooth the tops with damp fingers. Bake, switching the pans halfway through, until puffed and set, about 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to racks to cool completely.