Frosted Double Chocolate Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 11 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 15 cookies


Frosted Double Chocolate Cookies are a chocoholic's dream cookie. Chocolate frosting tops chocolate cookies laden with chocolate chips.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

MICROWAVE 3/4 cup morsels in a small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool to room temperature. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

BEAT butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in melted chocolate and egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 3/4 cup morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Thinly frost centers of cookies with chocolate frosting.

remaining 1/2 cup morsels and butter in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH power for 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Add powdered suar and milk; stir until smooth.

A chocolate lovers dream!

by S. Sherry , COWETA, OK on Mar. 2010

All I can say is YUMMY!!! I love chocolate & these hit the spot everytime.

My father can't get enough

by K. Kelly , on Mar. 2010

This got best cookie recipe ever not only it satisfy all chocolahics in my family also cookie lover I have bake two dozen just satisfy my father


by A. Andrea , Morrisonville, NY on Mar. 2009

These cookies are soooo good. I made them for an open house at my school last night and they were a hit. They were the first things to go and so many people were raving on about them.

Death by chocolate - SO good!

by D. , Missouri on Oct. 2008

These are the BEST cookies and they're so easy! I like to add a few drops of mint or raspberry extract to the icing sometimes and it makes a completely different (but equally good!) tasting cookie!

Best Cookie Ever!

by K. Krista , WINFIELD, WV on Sep. 2008

I have been making this cookie for several years now and they are always gone the same day. I substitute milk chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet. Everyone that tries them loves them and my twins can't get enough!

Double Delicious

by M. Michelle , MORLEY, MI on Feb. 2006

These cookies were so delicious! The frosting was very good and rich too--it added a little something extra to what may have appeared to be a "plain" cookie. My teenagers gobbled these up.

Frosted Double Chocolate Cookies

by L. LISA , METAIRIE, LA on Jul. 2005

These cookies were good, but not the best recipe I got off the Very Best Baking website. They were a little dry, but adding the icing helped.


by V. Valerie , TAMPA, FL on Jul. 2005

Awesome and easy, that is what i like about a lot of the recipes, when you don't have a lot of time bar cookies are the best.

Frosted Double Chocolate Cookies

by R. Rita , PAWHUSKA, OK on May. 2005

My husband just has to have a sweety at any given time, and he just loves these. If i don't hide a few for my self, i won't get any. I try to keep plenty made up. Thanks again for a good recipe. I also make his a little bigger.

great job

by L. Lucina , NORWALK, CA on Apr. 2005

simple and easy. Instead of a cake you get cookies...