Chocolate Boba Cookies

These cookies were an experiment to see how boba pearls hold up in baking. The boba adds an interesting chewiness to the cookies.

Chocolate Boba Cookies


  • 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbs. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. coco powder
  • 2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. black sugar boba pearls, prepared according to package directions
  • 1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Yields Approximately 1 1/2 Dozen Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat the butter with the granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl, then add the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat to combine then scrape the bowl.

In a bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, coco powder, and flour. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two additions, scraping the bowl after each addition. Add the boba pearls and chocolate chips and mix until just combined.

Place dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet using two tablespoon-sized scoops of dough. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are lightly firm to the touch.