Saturday, March 26, 2011

Buttermilk Chocolate Cookies

The last few days I have been on the hunt for recipes with buttermilk.  I had the buy the 1/2 gallon size container the other day when I made the cinnamon rolls and I am on a mission not to waste any.  This recipe is not like every other chocolate cookie recipe, its almost bittersweet from the buttermilk.  Not only is the chocolate flavor amazing, the texture is great too.  The outside gets a little crispy but the inside stays gooey and delicious!  These cookies are so good my boyfriend rated these cookies in his top 3 favorite, which is saying a lot.  Also my co-workers loved them too.  All I can say is if you have any leftover buttermilk, MAKE THESE!  You will not be disappointed! 

Buttermilk Chocolate Cookie - Adapted from Spache the Spatula
Yield - 3 to 4 dozen depending on size
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup or 1 Stick Butter, unsalted and melted
3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder, best quality available
2 Cups Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2/3 Cup Buttermilk, regular or low fat
2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of your kitchen aid with the whisk attachment, combine the cocoa powder and melted butter until smooth. Add in the sugar, vanilla, and buttermilk. 
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool more.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. These look great. I'm the same way with trying to use up buttermilk before it expires - had to rush to make a chocolate fudge cake today to use up the buttermilk :).

  2. Ooh! I'm always excited when a blogger really is excited about their recipe. These do look great. Buttermilk is a promising ingredient!

  3. These looks yummy and look my crinkle cookies. Check them out:

  4. I love using buttermilk in chocolate recipes! These sound like they would be perfect with a cup of hot cocoa!

  5. this looks seriously great! thanks for sharing, lots of love happening for this and all your posts :)

  6. I don't know how I missed this recipe. It sounds like a really great recipe. I'm gonna have to bookmark this one.

  7. I was looking for something to make to use up a large container of buttermilk. (I hate seeing it go to waste!) I made these tonight, and they are absolutely delicious. The centers have that fudge-like consistency, almost like a brownie. Also, I love how there is no egg, so I had no qualms about tasting the dough.

    Thanks so much for posting this!

  8. This is very similar to the Canadian recipe of the 19th century that my mother grew up with and passed down to us. We don't use chocolate chips. Instead we top them with vanilla frosting. They are always a hit with the neighborhood.

  9. These are SO good!