I have a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe. I'd like to convert this recipe to have a chocolate dough (ie make chocolate chocolate chip cookies). How can I convert it without losing the texture of chocolate chip cookies?

Here is the recipe, if that helps

2 1/2 cups flour
¾   cup sugar
¾   cup brown sugar
Tbs vanilla
tsp baking soda
pinch salt
2   eggs
1stick of margarine (more can be added for better taste)
½   cup chips (chocolate/vanilla)

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips.
Add chips to dough
Make balls of EQUAL SIZE
Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes (or until they begin browning)
Let cool before eating
  • I have a chocolate flavored salt (and a quick internet search turned up a few other brands). You could swap your normal salt out with that. Probably would not be enough flavor on its own, but might add a bit more chocolate to the other answers. Dec 15, 2016 at 17:54

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Replace 1-2 tbsp of the flour with cocoa powder, depending on how chocolatey you like your cookies.

  • No added sugar?
    – chama
    Jan 14, 2014 at 17:06
  • 1
    No, I would think 1.5 cups of sugar is plenty. Jan 14, 2014 at 17:06
  • Thanks! I will try this and come back to mark this question answered.
    – chama
    Jan 14, 2014 at 17:07

You could melt another 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and add to the butter, eggs and sugar before incorporating the flour, which you might reduce by 1/8 of a cup or so.

Creaming the butter and sugar, then mixing in the eggs first will allow you to mix the flour and fold the chips in with minimal action which makes the cookies more tender...you want to mix the flour as little as possible so you don't develop the gluten and end up with tougher cookies.

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