Dec 10, 2014

Chocolate Cookie Dough Recipe

My Chocolate Cookie Dough Recipe makes 5 different and delicious cookies and a total of about 10 dozen cookies from this one basic chocolate cookie dough recipe!

Chocolate Cookie Dough Recipe | by Life Tastes Good is one cookie dough that makes 5 different cookie recipes and a total of 10 dozen cookies from this one basic dough recipe!

I've been making my holiday cookies with this Chocolate Cookie Dough recipe for years now! This recipe is adapted from my Vanilla Cookie Dough recipe which also makes 5 different and amazing cookies from the one basic dough!

Chocolate Cookie Dough Recipe | by Life Tastes Good is one cookie dough that makes 5 different cookie recipes and a total of 10 dozen cookies from this one basic dough recipe!

By using one basic dough to make a variety of cookies, I can have an array of delicious cookies in just a couple hours and only one mess to clean up! It really doesn't get much easier than this to have cookies for holiday gatherings, as well as to gift cookie trays to family and friends. Homemade cookies make a wonderfully thoughtful gift!

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Chocolate Cookie Dough Recipe

Life Tastes Good
Published 12/09/2014
Chocolate Cookie Dough Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened to room temperature (3 sticks)
  • 2 1/4 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch Process Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups softened butter, 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon vanilla on low until combined. Increase speed to medium and beat until creamy. About a minute.
  2. Add 1/2 cocoa powder, 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix on low until just combined.
  3. Divide dough into 5 equal parts and refer to specific cookie recipes for directions. If you are making this dough up ahead of time, you can divide it into 5 equal parts and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate. This dough can be refrigerated for a couple of days before baking.
Yield: 10 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins.

Tags: Chocolate Cookie Dough, Recipe, Basic Dough, Chocolate Cookies, Cookie Dough, Holiday, Christmas

Here all five cookie varieties you can make with this basic Chocolate Cookie Dough Recipe...

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies | by Life Tastes Good

Chocolate Macadamia Cookies | by Life Tastes Good

S'more Cookie Recipe | by Life Tastes Good

Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Cookies | by Life Tastes Good


  1. You are the queen of making one dough into a million cookies. Brilliant for blogging, and eating. So much fun!

    1. Thanks, Rachael! We have been making these cookies for years and are always coming up with new varieties from the same dough. We have fun with it :)

  2. What a time saver! They all look delicious and you would never know they are from the same dough recipe. Brilliant!

    1. Thanks, Sandra! It really does save a ton of time and makes holiday baking so much easier :)

  3. What a fabulous idea and all of those cookies look amazing!

  4. I love it!!so many different cookies with one dough. I have to do this.
    Oh, I am also your newest follower...:)

    -Priyam @

    1. Thanks, Priyam! So happy to meet you. I'm heading over to check out your blog now :) I hope you like the cookies as much as we do!

  5. I love all this cookie versatility! Thanks Marion, for sharing at The Weekend Social. Nice seeing you here. Hope you'll visit again Thursday 9:00 PMEST Pinned!


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