25 Days of Christmas Cookies – Chocolate Brownie Cookies

I have been making these cookies ever since my friend Jane told me about them a few years ago.  The recipe comes from Martha Stewart’s Cookie Book and I typically bake a double batch of these delicious cookies when my kids request them for their sporting events or if I’m asked to bake cookies for a bake sale.

The are seriously the best chocolate cookies I have ever tasted, and, there are never any leftovers. The only thing I’ve changed from Martha’s original recipe is I have added a touch of cinnamon and reduced the baking temp a bit for a chewier cookie.

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda {15 Cool Uses for Baking Soda}
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
2 cups sugar + 1/4 cup for rolling cookie balls into
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Beat the butter, 2 cups sugar, vanilla and eggs until light and fluffy {I use a KitchenAid mixer for this}

Slowly add dry ingredients, and mix well.  Chill the dough in the refrigerator for one hour until the cookie dough is somewhat firm.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper or with a silpat baking mat. Use a 1 tablespoon cookie dough scoop to form dough balls and then roll the balls in sugar. Bake 10 -12 minutes . Cool on a wire rack. Hide a few for yourself and then serve a big plate full to your kids with a tall glass of milk to wash them down.

Martha Stewart’s Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share  ~ Amazon.com

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  1. Tiffany says

    Killer good !! Thanks, I’ve been making these ever since you posted about them last time. I dont add the cinnamon, howerver. There one of my favorites now.

  2. Cintia says

    Hi Mavis,

    I mad the cookies and the taste was very good but my cookies came out of the oven thin as paper not thick like your picture… what am I doing wrong?

  3. Sarah b says

    I have them chillin in he fridge now and noticed the directions leave out the cinnamon…oops….forgot that. Might want to update for others. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  4. Patty P says

    I’m making these right now for our PTO’s fundraiser craft show/bake sale tomorrow. I hope they are as good as they look! The dough is good!

  5. Peter says

    These cookies look delicious, I like the idea of adding a touch of cinnamon to give it that little taste of Christmas. I’ll be sure to try out this recipe.

  6. Amber Wilton says

    Just made these! Delicious! Followed your instructions, added the cinnamon and they turned out perfect! They even look exactly like the picture! This is the second recipe I have tried of yours this week and both have turned out fantastic! Thank you so much for such reliable and tasty recipes! Now to find another recipe to try!

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