Chocolate Cookies W/Hershey's Cocoa Powder

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Ready In:
5 dozen




  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat well.
  • Stir together flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 5 dozen cookies.

  • 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.
  • ( 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.

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  1. Anonymous
    I don't know what I did wrong, but when my cookies came out of the oven, they were very thin and flat. I expected this from how thin the batter was compared to other cookies I have made in the past. But having that said, the cookies were very delicious.
    Besides the fact that I cut the recipe in half, I pretty much followed most of the instructions . The overall result was ok but definitely not the best. The texture of the dough was troubling seeing as how mine was very loose (almost like a moose consistency) so I added more flour to thicken. I also added a bit more chocolate because I like my cookies dark and lovely :) and chocolatey. After all that the texture was kind of rubber like ..very interesting. I kept mine in the oven for about 9 minutes and ate them hot with ice cream (it was good). The texture of the end cookie was gooey/soft in the middle and a little crunchier on the bottom. There was a slight powdery taste to it though. These cookies are good enough but there are definitely better recipes out there.
  3. paintridinchik_1178
    Delish! My new favorite. I made mine with crisco rather than butter. When they cooled they were firm on the outside and soft of the inside just like I like them. I love that they are not too sweet. I made them plain, but you could certainly play with these be adding all sorts of stuff.
  4. mendrys
    These were pretty good for such a simple recipe. I say simple but it's easy to goof these up. When done right they are thin cookies that are slightly crisp on the outside and soft and almost gooey in the middle. I cooked mine for 10 minutes but my oven's bottom element isn't exposed so you may want to vary the time depending on your oven. <br/><br/>A few tips for baking these cookies:<br/><br/>1. Sift the ingredients. The brown sugar with the granulated sugar and salt and the flour with the cocoa powder and baking soda. <br/>2. Cream the butter with the sugars well before mixing in the egg.<br/>3. Make sure you don't make them too big, about half the size of a golfball, and leave plenty of room between them (about 2 inches). These cookies spread out quite a bit and are thin when done right. <br/>4. Don't overbake them. Remember, if the cookies look done when you take them out of the oven then it means that you have probably burned them. Fan them for about 30 seconds and then try to move them to the cooling rack quickly. You may want to fan them a little more if it's too hard to transfer them cleanly.
  5. sophiebean
    these cookies melted all over my oven, when my sister made them. she did everything right, but instead of cookies, they turned into cake like circles :P they were NOT worth the ingredients that were put into them.


  1. Tamar S.
    I added small m and ms and white chocolate chips



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