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Design Your Own Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Design Your Own Chocolate Cookie

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginner

Recipe Rating


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 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.
  • 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.

Ratings & Reviews

    Great recipe! I changed a few things though, to make them a bit fluffier, as that's how my family prefers them. I added 8 Tbsp more flour and then added the flour mixture by tablespoons into the butter/ sugar mixture. I only baked them 8 minutes and they come out perfect every time!!!
    Absolutely amazing
    Really easy - and a great recipe for making with kids.
    I make these with Reese's Peanut Butter Chips. My kids beg me to make them. They compare favorably to the chocolate peanut butter chip cookies that Hershey's sells at Chocolate World.
    Just made this recipe, it was quite easy and delicious. My husband is eating them right now, and he thinks its a fun snack.
    I made these with 2c of chocolate chips. It is difficult to tell when the cookies are "set", and I was worried about overcooking them. But they are delicious.
    Hubby is a chocoholic and loves this cookie. I added 2 bags of milk chocolate chips for him and bake up half.the dough. I add walnuts to the remaining dough for chocolate walnut ccokies..awesome!