Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies

You came for these cookies, and you shall get them, but first …

If you love baking as much as I do, and you have limited counter space like I do, stackable cooling racks are the perfect solution.  I love my stackable, non-stick cooling racks so much I decided to buy an extra set and give them away! 

That’s right, I’m having my first ever giveaway! 

All you have to do is comment on this post, making sure to use a valid email address when filling out the comment form so I can contact you if you win, an that’s it!  Easy-peasy!  One entry per person, please.  No entries after 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time Sunday, May 3, 2009.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced Monday at 6:00 am Pacific Time.

Good luck … now let’s get back to cookies!

If you do not like chocolate, turn away now.  If, however, you are like me and you can’t get enough chocolate let me introduce you to this cookie.

 Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies

I made these for some out-of-town friends and they were a major hit!  I am making these for a wedding reception in a few weeks because, as the bride said, “Who would not like chocolate chips wrapped in a thin layer of buttery cookie?”  Who indeed.

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies

They are called overload because they have three times the chocolate chips of most chocolate chip cookie recipes I have tried.   See for yourself.

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies 

See, I’m not kidding.  That is some serious chocolate. 

These are a snap to make and turn out really pretty.  Pretty is important, because so often I find chocolate chip cookies are disappointingly flat and lumpy.  Not these.  They do spread some, but they retain a nice round shape, and are nice and plump.  They are hard to resist!

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookie Fixins' Chocolate Chips   

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies   Yield 5 dozen

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, cold
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
 3 – 12 oz bags semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 350 F and line two sheet pans with parchment paper.

In a bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined.  Set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer cream the butter and two sugars until mixed, but not fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well.  Add the vanilla and stir to combine.

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookie - Dough

Pour in the flour mixture and stir until the flour is almost absorbed, then add the chocolate chips and mix until the chip are incorporated and no flour remains.  (You may need to do this by hand)

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Scoop the dough into 1″ balls onto the prepared sheet pans.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies - Cooling Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies - Cooling

Allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies

Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to one month.

Chocolate Chip Overload Cookies

© 2009, Evil Shenanigans. All rights reserved.

Author: Kelly

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  • Bring on the chocolate! They look amazing!! Fun giveaway too thanks!

  • That is a lot of chocolate chips in this cookies! Perfection!

  • Catrina

    Ooohh!!! Can’t wait to make these this weekend! My hubby thanks you! 🙂

  • Oh my goodness what a pretty cookie!!! If that recipe makes 5 dozen, I really need that stack rack. great cookie, great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! And I SU’ed the cookie. 🙂

  • Seriously, it’s too early in the morning to be gawking at so many delicious looking cookies. I want to stop my work and go home and bake. Wow!

  • Wow – love all of the chocolate chips in these cookies… my husband would LOVE these. They look delicious! Saving this recipe for later!

  • That is wrong on so many good levels. It is so wrong that I am doing it today. I have always been traditionally bad at baking, but foodbuzz recipes are from foodies so I am down with this one,THANX

  • That IS a lot of chocolate! I’m game for those. I was thinking last night, as I bit into a square of Green and Black’s espresso dark chocolate, how tasty would this be in a chocolate chip cookie? Maybe you have just further inspired me to make some cookies! 🙂

  • Oh my! Look at all that chocolate! Great, now I have another chocolate chip cookie recipe to try. Thanks a lot! 😉

  • What is better than this?? a great recipe and a giveaway? cool!!! best from Santa Barbara, s

  • OH MY!!! How I would love a plate of these for lunch today! Thanks for the recipe…and the chance at a giveaway!


  • mumay

    i think your cookies are calling me …. !!!!

  • You got me coming to your blog by the mere words ‘chocolate chip’ (from Food Buzz), who doesn’t love those two words together? But, you kept me interested by two things- gorgeous, gorgeous pictures and a very generous giveaway. Great content, lovely presentation- well worth coming back to over and over again. Thanks!

  • Why did I read this post at work? My mouth is watering and I still have 2 hours to go before I can access anything chocolate. 🙂 I am going to try this recipe out with my sister, a fellow chocoholic. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • Cassi

    I would definitely need the stackable racks as I am afraid that I might be baking these cookies weekly!

  • Chocolate chip overload indeed!!! Remember I’m a admitted chocoholic. So this right up my alley. I think I may just have had a chocolate relapse. =)

  • Natalie

    OH MY!!! I am definitely drooling! I have to make these 🙂 I might try using three types of chocolate though…. Dark, milk, and white, a chocolate lovers DREAM!Thanks for the recipe!Kudos to you!

  • Hey, I came here for cookies and I shall *not* turn away. 🙂 Man, when you say overloaded, you really mean it. These cookies look delicious. You can taste the pictures.

  • I just started a “lifestyle change”. Why did I look at these amazing cookies?! Maybe I’ll just do a half batch… 😀

  • Pat Winship

    I’m definitely going to try these– my son will love them too. He will probably tell his friends that “There will be cookies and grief counseling after final exams are over…” I too have limited counter space, and those racks look really great.

  • tee

    ooh myyy.

    haha truly inspiring.:P i should add a heap load of choco chips too!
    your cookies look delicious!

  • jasmine

    wow. i don’t think i could handle that much chocolate in a cookie! weird, i know…

  • I wonder how many cookies it would take for me to be on chocolate chip overload. Chocolate is my passion and I’m just going to have to make these delicious looking cookies. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Our family motto when it comes to baking is “more is better”. Are you sure we aren’t cousins or something?

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • judy

    Those look really good. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to make these cookies!

  • oh my goodness kelly, so many chocolate chips!

    i usually go for chocolate chunks. i love all the goo. am inspired to use twice as many as usual now though… ^_^

    p.s. did i send you a finished copy of my article? can’t remember if i did or not. must do.

  • keith

    just discovered your blog, you do come up with some good recipes.

  • I love chocolate!! Those look fantastic and I have those cooling racks at home, they are great since I have limited space. Could use a few more for the amount of cookies I make for the family. Thanks for the chance.

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  • s.kim

    Ooh! A stackable rack, what a novel idea for small kitchens. Those cookies are truly beautiful… gives me motivation to bake!

  • Oh my!! That looks heavenly.. I wish i could taste one.

  • These look amazing. I’m feeling the need to bake and these just might be the ticket.

  • so…at what point does it stop being a cookie with chocolate and start being a chocolate with cookie? haha. those looks fat out awesome.

  • Jaci

    MMMMM, I am always adding more chocolate chips then the recipe calls for. Just mailed a box of cookies off to my Son who is in the Navy.

  • Wow, I don’t think I’ve seen a more stuffed cookie!

  • Fabulous photos! I’m ‘dying’ for these chocolate chip cookies. Maybe it’s not too late to whip some up, but I don’t think they’ll be as good!

  • Robyn Fiedler

    These are the cookies I’ve been waiting for…
    they look AWESOME.

  • Your pictures are stunning! Makes me want to grab the cookie in the photo and eat it.

  • I like a little bit of cookie with my chocolate. These look completely delicious.

  • StaciDL

    Holy Chocolate Chip Cookie!!!
    I have to use this recipe, instead of my usual recipe…I am making 3 batches for my daughter’s school fundraiser!
    That cooling rack would come in SO handy!
    Thank you for the Yummy recipe!

  • Without a doubt, I am so making these.

  • Melanie M. Cogdill

    Cooling racks would be handy. Getting into baking again as my 12 year old has so many food allergies to things like all nuts and coconut that no bakery anywhere is safe so teaching 12yo to bake!

  • Yep, that’s some some SERIOUS overload on those Chocolate Chip cookies that’s for sure. Love the idea of adding tons of ’em! The stackable cooling racks are a great idea… it always seems like I have cookies spread out all over the place!

  • Whew! I got a chocolate-rush just looking at the photos. There’s just enough dough to hold the chips together, huh? Thanks for the recipe.

  • Oh I like this. No, change that-I LOVE these. There’s more chocolate than cookie in there…how indulgent!!

  • Jody

    Now those are some serious chocolate chip cookies! A must try for the true chocoholic!

  • The choc chip cookie recipe that I’ve been using lately has molasses and it is… well… amazing. Imagine that with so many chocolate chips. The word “heaven” is coming to mind.

  • My tummy is now growling; those look so yummy!

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  • Aileen

    the words chocolate + overload –what can go wrong with that combination?

  • Karen

    Yikes! Those look fantastic! I need something to bring to my daughter’s piano recital and this looks like just the ticket.

  • Anyone who craves chocolate, in a non-bar form, needs to make your cookies. Less is more for some, but WE know the truth.
    Thanks for the recipe and congrats on your first giveaway.

  • Holy cow! Have some cookie with those chocolate chips! 🙂 Seriously, these look like they’re right up my alley. I looovveee chocolate chip cookies. And even though I have a long counter… there’s never enough space for a full batch of cookies. I’d love the cooling rack, too! Thanks for the recipe & the opportunity to win one of the racks.

  • I love how those are really just hunks of chocolate-chip with a thin cookie veneer. I would eat a dozen in a heart-beat. Also, I NEEED to win that stackable rack.

  • Those cookies are killing my new diet that I am about to postpone for another week. HMMMMMMMMMMM…………..COOKIES

  • I’ve been having a dry spell in the baking department as of late and seeing your cookies is definitely what I’ve been waiting for. I’m gonna make them ASAP. I wish I had your stackable cooling rack for when I make these babies.

  • Lisa

    Oh mY! My daughter would lOVE those cookies!! She always thinks there is way too much dough in choc. chip cookies!

  • Sara

    These look wonderful. I’m going to make them this weekend and then bring them to work.

  • The cookies look delicious. Extra chocolate chips make these look amazing. Great blog post.

  • Thanks for doing a giveaway. Those stackable racks look great. You weren’t kidding about super chocolatey cookies. Although I like chocolate quite a bit, I actually really like the cookie dough part of chocolate chip cookies too.

  • Melissa

    We are making these cookies right now and we have to say that they are delicious even though we didn’t have that many chocolate chips… it still works out great!!!!
    Thank you

  • Wow ~ your cookies look amazing. I always use 1 1/2 lbs but I just might have to up the ante now. YUM!

  • YIKES! You just brought on a chocolate craving that I cannot fulfill! ahhhhh! I marvel that the cookies even stay together with all that chocolate crammed in there.

  • Who doesn’t lov choco chip cookies..? looks so yummy and chocolatey…

  • Mmmmm! Love it! I’ve made Elinor Klivan’s Chock Full of Chocolate Chip cookies and they are awesome. I thought your recipe here was similar, but they really are quite different. Will have to try these! They look delicious!
    P.S. I need more cooling racks! 😉

  • Darci P

    OH, I can’t wait to make these cookies… my kids will be in heaven!!!! I love the cooling rack, great idea!!

  • Adele

    I made these cookies today but halved the ingredients as I dont think I could polished off 30 odd cookies to myself!! Great recipe easy to follow and fabulous chocolatly yummynes!! mmmmmmm…….

  • Whoa, that really is some kind of overload! I love it though!

  • Cheryl

    Those look delicious!!

  • reva skie

    Those look heavenly. It is also good to double the tollhouse recipe except for the chips, you get a bit more cookie, they are so moist and good.

  • Gosh, I don’t think you could fit more chips in there if you tried, please send me some straight away 🙂

  • Hi 🙂 I’m going to make chocolate chip cookies for the first time today, and I’m going to use your recipe 🙂

  • Pamela M

    OH goodness… I just baked some banana oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies on Friday; so I am cookied out for now, but those look so good!

  • Heather

    Oh. Yum. Is all I can say. These look fabluous. 🙂

  • Beautiful photos of beautiful food!!

  • WOW those look awsome!! and yes I LURVE stacking cooling racks too!

  • OK. Wow. 3 bags of chocolate! This is amazing.

  • Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I’ll add it to Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on DyingforChocolate.com

  • Natalie

    May i know 1 cup equal to how many grams? How big is the cup?

  • Natalie

    may i know 1 cup equal to how many grams?

  • Kelly

    It is a standard size US dry measurig cup, approx. 5oz which is 141.75 grams. Give or take.

  • Jackie


    I was wondering if I could add toasted nuts to the batter, if so how much nuts do you think I could add.

  • Kelly

    Jackie – You could add as much as a cup pf nuts. You will yield more cookies that way. Pecans or walnuts would be lovely!

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  • Soraya

    Just made these and I think I might just blame you for those extra pounds on the scale!
    Great cookies, seriously.

  • Tara

    for 3 months my boyfriend and i have been trying different chocolate chip cookie recipes trying to find one we both like… WE HAVE A WINNER!! i put about 1/2 the chocolate of this in mine because i didnt want to die of chocolate overdose 🙂 but they were AMAZING. only needed to cook them for 12-13 minutes because they were smaller too, wow im glad i found your blog!!

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  • Loren

    I made these a few weeks ago in my dorm kitchen. EVERYONE LOVED THEM.
    I LOVED them.
    When it comes to baking I’m usually specific with all the measurements, and I can tell you now that I had to do this recipe thrice (OCD?).
    This recipe blew my tongue away. 🙂
    Thank you! And merry Christmas!

  • Ooo! Ahhh! And I bet it was warm ‘n gooey perfection.

  • ej

    look sooo good. and that rack would kick butt!!

  • These sound like they are the best cookies ever! I will dream of these tonight. Great cooling rack too. Thanks for sharing!

  • My boyfriend would looooove these cookies – I on the other hand like the cookie part just as much as the chocolate…but I think I have to make them for his birthday or something, cause they look dangerously good!

  • Paige Tyler

    Oh Man!! I can’t wait to try these!! They look Fabulous! Tomorrow is sweet day for teacher appriciation at my kids school..so I was parusing for a new fun recipe…I think I found it! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  • Steph

    I used 1 Cup Bread Flour, and 1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour. They are DELICIOUS.

  • File under: “Why didn’t I think of that”? Brilliant. Seriously.

  • Kim

    Cookie coma, seriously!! You’re awesome!!!

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