Chocolate Cookie Dough

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

If you'd like to try a variation, see what ingredients to add: Basic Vanilla Dough, Spice Cookie Dough, Citrus Cookie Dough.


  • 2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder (omit if making thumbprints, ball cookies, or spritz cookies)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture, and beat until combined.

Cook's Notes

Dough can be refrigerated overnight or frozen for up to 1 month.

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