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Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies #chocolateparty

Ho hum. Just another chocolate chocolate chip cookie. Not.
These cookies are chewy kind of like brownies, and have a very rich dark chocolate flavor from the large amount of cocoa powder.

Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies #chocolateparty

This dough does not need to be refrigerated before baking and you don’t need to wait for the butter to reach room temperature. You can have chocolate cookies in a few minutes. Perfect for spur of the moment baking with kids. I think this is the first cookie recipe I’ve tried that does not include eggs (and is not a butter or shortbread cookie).

Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies #chocolateparty

Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies

Yields 60 cookies


10 ounces (2 cups) unbleached all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 C unsalted butter

3/4 C cocoa powder (Any type. I used 1/2 regular Dutch process cocoa powder and 1/2 Dark Cocoa powder.)

2 C sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 C buttermilk

12.5 ounces (about 2 cups of chips) semi sweet chocolate chips or chunks. I used 1/2 chips and 1/2 chunks. 


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two or three baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave.
  • Place the cocoa powder into a large bowl and add the melted butter.
  • Whisk the butter and cocoa until smooth.
  • Add the sugar, vanilla, and buttermilk, and continue to whisk until all ingredients are combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula, add in the flour, 1/4 C at a time, and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the chocolate chips and chunks.
  • Form the dough into 1 inch balls and place them onto the baking sheet 2 inches apart. I used a 1 inch dough scooper, which made it very easy to keep the cookie size the same and to keep my hands clean. 
  • Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 10 minutes. 
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheet for three minutes, and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to completely cool. They will collapse a little, but not completely. 

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