Norm’s Amazing Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year particularly because it gives me a good excuse to bake lots of goodies for friends and family.

One of my most popular creations is my double chocolate chip cookies. You really don’t need to wait for the holidays to make these babies, they’re great for Valentine’s day, birthdays, or any time you want to spoil someone special.

As my holiday gift to everyone, this year I’ve decided to remove the ‘top secret’ status to this recipe and share it with the world.

If I can do this, I figure pretty much anyone can, so I do hope you give this recipe a try.

Amazing cookies and the eternal gratitude of your loved ones is only an hour away, so here goes!


  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature (don’t substitute with margarine!)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup brown suger (firmly packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (you can substitute with corn syrup if needed)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups white chocolate chips (you can also use chopped pecans or walnuts for variety)


In a medium size bowl mix the first four dry ingredients together and set aside.




In a separate bowl cut together the butter and shortening


Then add the white and brown sugars


And mix at low speed to cream it all together evenly (it will still be a bit lumpy)


In a small third bowl wisk together the eggs, milk, syrup, and vanilla extract




Pour the egg, milk, syrup mixture into the creamed butter/sugar and mix at medium speed until smooth and slightly fluffy


Gradually pour in the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon


Once everything is moist gradually pour in all the chocolate chips

nsc_1588ย and keep mixing to evenly distribute them throughout the cookie dough


While you pre-heat the oven to 350F put the cookie dough in the fridge to stiffen for 10-15 minutes.

This will make it easier to shape the dough into balls by hand and place them on a greased cookie sheet


Flatten the balls slightly with a forknsc_1596bake for 8-10 minutes on the middle oven rack then remove to cool for a few minutes before handling.


A typical batch will make 3 to 3-1/2 dozen depending on the size of your cookies.

Once cooled the cookies will stay soft, chewy, and fresh for up to a week stored in an airtight container.

Mind you if there are children or grown-up chocolate lovers around, they probably won’t last more than a day ย ๐Ÿ˜‹


Enjoy and happy holidays!


About Norm 2.0

Worldโ€™s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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43 Responses to Norm’s Amazing Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  2. prior.. says:

    Yes yes and yes Norm! And are u in a tux making these – right on!
    If you ever post such delicious food again – please consider linking up on a Friday to my Friday food posts. (They run until October 2017)
    Anyhow – these do look amazing…. with or without the tux!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Well tux apron to be specific. Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll keep your Friday food posts in mind if I decide to share any more of my secret recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • prior.. says:

        Ohhhhhhh – ha! I love those aprons – and forgot about them – but seriously norm – I thought you were decked out for the holidays and maybe make cookies in nice attire – because you never know….
        And cheers to a new year upon us!
        Peace out

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  3. reocochran says:

    I am excited to share this recipe a little belated but New Year’s Eve needs sweets, too. Right, Norm?!?
    Hope you had a special Christmas and wishing you a peaceful, happy and safe New Year’s celebration! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Oh man, colour me impressed! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Most excellent! Once I learn to decipher the ounces and what is shortening, I might attempt it. The apron is the winner. And just this: I attempted to bake ball-shaped cookies but they came out of the oven flat without having to flatten them out first. Enjoy your holidays!

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  6. joey says:

    I made them in lieu of my traditional choccie chip cookies and they are YUM! The kids LOVE them! Thanks!

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  7. joey says:

    Oh yes, thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Christmas!

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  8. Thank you for the delish cookies- I will make a note of it for the new year! Right now every counter and table is covered in flour, sugar and sprinkles

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    Well done and (looking) delicious – way to go Norm!

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  10. msgt3227 says:

    …and the man bakes while wearing a tux!!! (once again) I drop to my knees and bow in your general direction!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. marianallen says:

    I double-dog-dare you to come over here and make those! …No chance, eh? The tux apron is a great touch. Thanks for the recipe and the smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Almost Iowa says:

    If I made those cookies, I would be wearing them well into summer.

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  13. dconnollyislandgmailcom says:

    They look delicious, Nor.! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely give this recipe a try!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. These are not your Grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies…must try making a batch. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Double yummy! Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Yum! Thanks for sharing the super secret recipe.


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  17. ledrakenoir says:

    Looks delicious – Happy Christmas… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Yum-oh!!! Gotta try these!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Lynn says:

    What! You bake & you wear a tuxedo festive apron while you bake? You are simply adorable!

    Liked by 3 people

  20. The weekend celebration just got a little sweeter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. Dan Hen says:

    Send over a batch !

    Liked by 2 people

  22. sourgirlohio says:

    I love your photo tutorial. And the apron. A guest photographer?

    Enjoy those cookies and have a Happy Christmas, Norm.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Sorry for the delay. Glad you liked it. So you gonna try baking these?
      The apron is always a bit hit.
      No guest photographer – Honey was out running errands so I used a tripod.
      Have a safe and happy New Year!


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