Melt-in-Your-Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies

I saw this post and thought that the cookies sounded unique and delicious. These cookies really do melt in your mouth. The buttermilk keeps the cookies incredibly moist, and the chocolate chips get melty and delicious. I used some bittersweet Ghirardelli chocolate baking chips that were a lot wider than standard chocolate chips, and they only added to the intense chocolatey goodness of these cookies.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies
Baking Bites

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
Melt the butter in a small, microwave safe bowl.
In a large bowl, combine the melted butter (still warm) with cocoa powder and whisk until very smooth. Whisk in sugar, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until no streaks of flour remain. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop dough in 1-inch balls into prepared baking sheet, leaving about two inches between cookies to allow for spread.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set around the edges.
Cool for 2-3 minutes on a baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack with a spatula to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars

  • Seriously? That looks like a bite of heaven!!!

  • I need one of these right now! Now I know what I’m going to do with the buttermilk in my fridge…

  • They were a big hit at my husband’s office, too!

  • Found you on FG 3 hours ago, and had to make these as soon as possible! I did … and they are delicious! Thanks for sharing them so beautifully!

  • These look so good! Buttermilk makes anything better! Sharing these on Facebook today…

  • Yum! I have a “thing” for buttermilk AND chocolate, especially the good stuff, so this looks amazing!

  • I keep trying to make recipes that don’t involved chocolate, but come on! Look at that cookie! It looks delicious!

  • I’ve recently tries the ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate. Soooo good!! Very intense and chocolatey. Your cookies look extra delicious!
    Would you mind checking out my blog? 😀

  • Just the words buttermilk and chocolate instantly grab my attention! Ghirardelli doesn’t hurt either 🙂 I HAVE to try these!!

  • All I can same is YUMMY! And what time should I be over for cookies and milk? LOL

  • Made these last night and they made my life. It’s hard to find a chocolate cookie recipe that yields reeeeally chocolatey cookies, and this one definitely did the trick. I love how soft they come out. Thanks for posting!

  • Always glad to help someone out with a chocolate craving 😉

  • PLEASE add a Pintrest option!!!

  • Rita – the Pin It button is there…I add it to all of my new posts, and have gone back and added it to the more popular past posts as well. Happy pinning 🙂

  • Anonymous

    How about peanut butter chips and chocolate chips

  • I haven’t tried that combination before…but it sounds tasty!

  • holy yum. these are so good. i threw some kosher salt on top of them before they baked.

  • That sounds like a fantastic addition – yum!

  • Angobanjo

    I was given chocolate salt in my Christmas stocking so sprinkled some on top of the cookies as they came out of the oven. They’re amazing!

  • Chocolate salt?!? OMG that sounds heavenly!

  • Made these for my boyfriend’s birthday yesterday. They are DECADENT. Super chocolatey without being too much. GREAT texture, moist but with structure. I used Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips in mine.
    They’re also super easy, which I appreciate :). I hand-whisked everything, so they took a bit of time, but I’d say well worth it.

    My boyfriend says, “They’re very yummy and VERY chocolatey, maybe less chocolate chips.”
    I disagree, but figured I’d give another perspective.

    Thank you for sharing! These definitely went into my make-again pile.

  • Carrie – so glad they were such a big hit!

  • Oh wow…I’m speechless. Mostly because I’m busy wiping the drool from my mouth! Pinning and making these. 🙂

    • Hope you enjoy them, Tina!

  • holy crap these cookies are aaaaamazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! taste like a cross between a brownie and a cookie they only lasted 2 days in my house hold my 3 boys practically devoured them making my secon batch now maybe I will get a few this time lol thank you soooooo much for sharing a permanent cookie in my house!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    • So glad you guys enjoyed them!

  • Joel

    Had some buttermilk left from a cake I made, so I whipped these up for my wife and I. They were quite delicious!

  • Rachel

    I had a late evening pregnant lady dessert craving, and my husband whipped these up for me. (We had leftover buttermilk from another recipe.) He is a rockstar, these are amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Awesome! Sounds like you have a great baby daddy on your hands 😉 Congrats on your little one AND your rockstar hubby!