Hershey’s Design Your Own Chocolate Cookie

Chocolate Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Heat oven to 375°F.

2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat well.

3. Stir together flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

VARIATIONS:

CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: Add 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate OR 2 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips to basic chocolate batter.

MINI KISSES CHOCOLATE COOKIES: Add 1-3/4 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S MINI KISSES Milk Chocolates to basic chocolate batter.

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: Add 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S Mint Chocolate Chips to basic chocolate batter.

CHOCOLATE COOKIES WITH WHITE CHIPS: Add 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips to basic chocolate batter.

CHOCOLATE COOKIES WITH PEANUT BUTTER CHIPS: Add 1-2/3 cups

( 10-oz. pkg.) REESE’S Peanut Butter Chips to basic chocolate batter.

CHOCOLATE COOKIES WITH TOFFEE: Add 1 to 1-1/4 cups HEATH BITS ‘O BRICKLE Toffee Bits or HEATH Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits to basic chocolate batter. Lightly grease or paper-line cookie sheets.

From: HERSHEY’s Kitchens website: https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/

Gray: I really like these.  We searched for a good chocolate cookie recipe and couldn’t find one in our cookbooks, so we looked on the Hershey’s website.  I wanted to make a plain chocolate cookie, so we didn’t add any stuff to them and they were delicious just like that.  If you are craving a chocolate cookie, you can’t go wrong with this recipe!

Katie: Gray has really been wanting plain chocolate cookies. I wasn’t super excited because I really like brownies and didn’t think cookies would be better. While I don’t know if they were better, they sure were delicious! I preferred them baked at 350°F for about 6 minutes, taking them out when they are still dough-y in the middle. That results in a chewy cookie, which I like. Gray likes following the original instructions, which gives you a crisper cookie. Either way, they are great!

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