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Easy Dark Chocolate Cookies For A Crowd

If you love Chocolate Cookies with rich chewy centers and a delicate outer crunch, you are going to love this Easy Dark Chocolate Cookies For A Crowd Recipe!

A stack of Dark Chocolate Cookies sitting in front of a bottle of milk and a cooling rack full of cookies.

Deep dark chocolate cookies that are tender and moist in the center but have an amazing crunch on the edges and a sweet crackly sugar top.

Flavor alert! This is a delicious Chocolate cookie that totally takes care of our chocolate fix.

I invited some friends for dinner. For dessert, I served these cookies along with a scoop (ok two scoops) of homemade ice cream.

They were the perfect treat after our meal, and no one turned down seconds.

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This is the perfect Chocolate Cookie recipe for when you want more than a dozen cookies too. That makes them perfect for cookie trays or bake sales.

You can freeze up the dough so you can just bake up a few at a time or bake them and freeze them so when unannounced company drops by you’re prepared with an easy delicious treat.

This recipe does feed a crowd. One batch makes 48 large cookies!

This cookie dough has to chill, so start them a couple of hours in advance of when you need (want) them.

I actually made mine the day before. I stored them in an airtight container, and they were just as yummy.

A stack of Dark Chocolate Cookies sitting in front of a bottle of milk and a cooling rack full of cookies.A piece of chocolate cake on a plate, with Cookie and Chewy

If you love Chocolate Cookies with rich chewy centers and a delicate outer crunch, you are going to love these cookies.

We originally posted this recipe when I first started my blog, but I’ve tweaked it by making them easier to make and upping the chocolatey goodness with espresso powder.

We really liked them when I first made them and really love them now.

A stack of Dark Chocolate Cookies sitting in front of a bottle of milk and a cooling rack full of cookies.

This recipe requires that you roll the dough into 2 logs that are roughly 2 inches high and 12 inches long.

How to shape Chocolate Cookie Rolls

I laid a piece of wax paper down and used a plastic ruler. My 18-inch ruler gets used as much in my kitchen as about any gadget does, and I can’t tell you how handy it is.

Chocolate cookie dough rolled in a log and then wax paper.

Cut the rolled dough into 1/2 inch slices and put them on your parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover with sanding sugar. Like a blizzard, not like a dusting.

That is what creates the crevices in these cookies. Sanding sugar is finer than white granulated sugar.

You can use any superfine sugar. Do not overbake these cookies. Since they are thin, they will set up as they cool.

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Easy Dark Chocolate Cookies For A Crowd

If you love Chocolate Cookies with rich chewy centers and a delicate outer crunch, you are going to love Easy Dark Chocolate Cookies that will feed a crowd!
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Servings 48
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dark cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Additional sanding sugar for garnish

    Instructions

    • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix to combine.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, sifted cocoa, espresso powder and salt together. Add to creamed mixture. Mix until combined. The dough will be thick.
    • Roll the dough into 2 logs approximately 2 inches high and 12 inches long. Wrap in wax paper and chill for 2 hours.
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    • Slice chilled dough in 1/2 inch rounds and put on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover heavily with sanding sugar.
    • Bake 9-10 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Store in an airtight covered container.

    Notes

    Prep time includes 2 hour chill time.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg
    This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
    Tried this recipe? That’s awesome!Mention @hostessatheart or tag #hostessatheart!

    These cookies are perfect for a cookie exchange or treat for work or school because they go a long way. You could even keep a few at home for yourself because no one would ever know!

    Recipe Rating




    Sally T

    Saturday 30th of May 2020

    Cookies are one of my favorite foods! I have a coworker that will love these.

    whatsasssays

    Monday 21st of April 2014

    Wow these look incredible! I will definitely be making a batch of my own. Although I did post today about how I was planing to get back on track with a healthy lifestyle after easter! https://whatsasssays.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/getting-back-on-track-after-easter/ Sass x

    HostessAtHeart

    Monday 21st of April 2014

    Funny Sass! Everyone deserves a little treat now and again!

    amforte66

    Monday 21st of April 2014

    Yum! These look delicious, and good for you going out walking today!

    HostessAtHeart

    Monday 21st of April 2014

    Thank you! If you try the cookies, let me know what you think?

    Jessica DeCamp Kafka

    Monday 21st of April 2014

    Love the new look of the website!

    HostessAtHeart

    Monday 21st of April 2014

    Thank you for your feedback!