Chocolate Blackout Cookies (5-ingredients)

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These Chocolate Blackout Cookies (aka Brooklyn Blackout Cookies) are a classic and delicious chocolate chocolate chip cookie that’s been around since the 1920s. It’s always a hit with friends and family alike.

the cookies on a wooden board.

Blackout Cookies

These chocolate blackout cookies are so delicious and easy to make. This recipe will be done in no time because it only uses a handful of ingredients. Make these blackout cookies for any occasion or an after-dinner treat. These cookies taste amazing with a big glass of milk and a cozy blanket. More and more cookie recipes come out every day, so don’t miss out on these Reese’s Sandwich Cookies or these Italian Wedding Cookies.


  • Butter– Use unsalted to control the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Eggs– Use these at room temperature.
  • Cake Mix– You will need chocolate cake mix.
  • Chocolate Chips– You will need mini and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream– This will help with the consistency of the ganache.

How to Make Blackout Cookies

To start, set the oven to 350 degrees, and use parchment paper to line two cookie sheets.

First, add the melted butter, eggs, chocolate cake mix, and one cup of chocolate chips into a large bowl and combine.

Adding the chocolate chips into the bowl.

Secondly, using a cookie scoop, arrange the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Combining the dough in a mixing bowl.

Thirdly, place the cookie sheets into the oven for 9-11 minutes, or until it firms on top.

Next, take the cookie sheets out of the oven and set them aside to cool while you make the ganache.

Chocolate Ganache Directions 

To start, add the heavy whipping cream into a small pot and bring to a simmer.

First, in a heat-safe bowl, add in one cup of chocolate chips.

Secondly, add the heated whipping cream into the chocolate chip bowl and allow it to rest for one minute before combining until smooth.

Thirdly, add the panache into a squeeze bottle.

Next, transfer the cooled cookies to a wire rack over a cookie sheet.

In addition, begin adding a good amount of the ganache on top of the finished cookies and allow it to fall down the sides.

Furthermore, you will want to add some of the mini chocolate chips on top of the ganache.

Finally, let the ganache set and harden before serving.


the cookies topped with mini chocolate chips.

Why are they called blackout cookies?

This blackout cookie recipe is based on the blackout cake. Blackout Cake is a cake made with different forms of chocolate. The cookies or cake recipe is made with chocolate frosting, batter, ganache, or more. You can follow this link to a similar Blackout Cake recipe: Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting 

How to Store These Cookies?

Storing the Blackout cookies is rather simple. First, you will want to decide to put the cookies in the fridge, freezer, or at room temperature. The place it is stored will decide the length of the shelf life. Next, you will need to place the cookies into an airtight container.

the cookies on a checkered table cloth.

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Chocolate Blackout Cookies
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Chocolate Blackout Cookies

Looking for the perfect cookie recipe? These Chocolate Blackout Cookies are a classic and delicious chocolate chocolate chip cookie that's been around since the 1920s. It's always a hit with friends and family alike.
Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 21 minutes


Cookie Ingredients

Chocolate Ganache


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • Using a large bowl, combine the melted butter, eggs, chocolate cake mix, and 1 C chocolate chips
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop some dough and place it onto the cookie sheet
  • Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes or until the tops look firm
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool

Chocolate Ganache Directions

  • Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer
  • Pour 1 C of chocolate chips into a heat-safe bowl.
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and let it sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  • Pour the ganache into a squeeze bottle
  • Place the cookies onto a wire rack over a cookie sheet
  • Squeeze a nice size amount of the ganache onto the top of the cookies and allow it to pour over the cookies
  • Sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips on top of the cookies
  • Allow the ganache to set before enjoying the cookies!

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  • 1 large squeeze bottle


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