Death By Chocolate Cookies (Ethan’s Favorite Cookies)


Remember when I told you that I found Bravo’s Top Chef or maybe even the Next Food Network Star? Well, Tater continues to show lots of interest in helping in the kitchen…which makes both me and my hubby giddy with excitement since we both love to cook.


Now, I don’t know if he likes to help when I bake because he really likes to help, or if it’s because he gets to lick the bowl. I’m thinking option #2 is the real reason. The kid loves anything chocolate, which would explain why he loves these Death By Chocolate cookies.

If you are not a true chocolate lover, stay away from these cookies!! These are a complete chocolate overload, and if you are not a HUGE chocolate fan, you’ll probably want to pass on these cookies because you’ll say they are too chocolatey.

This is one of those recipes somebody gave me long before the internet and cooking websites were popular, so I’m not sure where it came from. But I can tell you that it’s a favorite!

If you love chocolate you'll LOVE these Death By Chocolate cookies. It's chocolate on chocolate with more chocolate. Chocolate lovers - this is a MUST have recipe!

Death By Chocolate Cookies


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  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coarsely chop 8 squares (1 package) of the chocolate; set aside.
  3. Microwave remaining 8 squares of chocolate in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1-2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  4. Stir sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla into melted chocolate. Stir in flour and baking powder. Stir in reserved chopped chocolate.
  5. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or until cookies are puffed and feel set to the touch. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


These Death By Chocolate cookies sound yummy right? But I just want to warn you again that these are seriously Death By Chocolate Cookies! And if you don’t like chocolate…a lot…then you probably ain’t gonna like these.

Are you a fan of cookies? I have lots of other cookie recipes to share!

These Pretzel Cookies are another sweet and salty cookie – and a kid favorite.

Butter Cookies With Jelly

Browned Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies with Butterscotch Chips

Smore Cookie Bars

2 Ingredient No Bake Oreo Truffles

Cookie Dough Dip

Want other dessert ideas? Check out my board Desserts on Pinterest.


  1. Allyson & Jere says:
    Those look naughty. But Tater looks ADORABLE!
    And how do you have enough patience to let him "help" in the kitchen. Maggie always wants to, but I can barely take it. More mess than help. Give me your secret.
  2. Pumpkin and Piglet says:
    They look scrummy! And Tater looks so cute. It's great that he likes to help in the kitchen, even if it's just for bowl licking at the minute!
  3. blueviolet says:
    You can not have too much chocolate in anything for my liking!
  4. I guess it depends on my mood, but I'm pretty sure I could down a few. And tater's face is pretty enticing. Thanks for linkin up to tasty tuesdays. Don't know how you do it all. I think you have a gift.
  5. Every time I admit to this, I get looks of shock and awe...but I'm not a true chocolate lover. I like chocolate, but do not LOVE it. I fear your cookies might be too much chocolate for me. (sob)
  6. Love the picture of Tater. So cute.
  7. Oh God, he is too cute!!! keep it up, you never know where that love of cooking might take him!
  8. Those are entirely too rich for me. I'm sure they would be terrible. I don't think I could possibly finish one. Ya right. I could polish off a dozen.
  9. Martha + Fugazi is the perfect mix of fantasticalness.
  10. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Oh my god...

    Oh. My. God.

    I had to heat CARROT BREAD at Himself's birthday party. That's how much I love him. CARROT BREAD (which was actually delicious, but still...)

    You are my kinda woman, woman!

    Now THOSE are Cookies!
  11. An Imperfect Momma says:
    LOL! Love the pictures of your son. He's too cute. Also...those cookies look yumilicious!! I think I'm gonna hafta try them
  12. Leslie @ crunchybetty says:
    Sinful. SINFUL!

    I cannot wait to try them.

    And your kid ... I want to squish his cheeks, he's so cute. Kids love that, right?
  13. Big Mama Cass says:
    Oh crap! I just gained 8 pounds just reading that!!! :(

    haha looks YUMMY! He is so cute!
  14. I got some kids that LOVE to be in the kitchen with me and the LOVE chocolate. I am going to have to try out this recipe.
  15. JDaniel4's Mom says:
    He looks like he is having great time. What fun recipe.
  16. Rock On Mommies Theresa says:
    Ok, so cute!!! I love baking with my little Ellie! I'll be trying death by chocolate cookies recipe this weekend.
  17. The Sweetest says:
    I could make myself sick eating those. And how cute is your son? Very.
  18. Looks like those cookies might be next week's cellulite! But SO worth it...
  19. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    That's a great recipe. Really simple. Shockingly I am not a chocolate fan. But I suspect I could find some folks to eat them up.
  20. I see Tater likes to sample his work! Good stuff! D1 likes to help too and we have this little apron we have her put on. Love it!
  21. Making It Work Mom says:
    Aww he is so sweet. My 4 year old likes to think she wants to help cook, but loses interest after about 5 minutes.
    Have to make those cookies!
  22. C'mon now, is there really such a thing as too much chocolate?
  23. Um, YUM! I have a sore throat but I could totally go for some of those babies.

    And Tater is adorable. :)
  24. My dad used to make a cake called Death by Chocolate that came from some restaurant. It was soooo fudgey and was topped with raspberry purée and homemade whipped cream. Yum! Lady Jennie recently posted..The City of ReimsMy Profile


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