Last Updated on March 25, 2022
If you are an avid chocolate lover, you can’t pass up these amazing Hershey’s double chocolate chip cookies. They are sure to be a family favorite.
Oozing with chocolate goodness, these cookies are a dream. No matter the occasion, these scrumptious cookies will be a big hit.
Fortunately, this cookie recipe is beginner-friendly, so you don’t need any experience baking to make them. They are great to make for parties or selling at bake sales. You can’t go wrong with these delicious Hershey cookies.
A Hershey’s Classic
Since 1894, Hershey’s has been making delicious chocolate treats. Since its start in Pennsylvania, Hershey’s had grown to become a worldwide company, available in over 60 countries. Hershey is one of the largest chocolate companies that are in the world.
Since their beginning, Hershey’s has not only produced amazing tasting chocolate and sweets, but they have also developed some fantastic recipes. Some of their most popular recipes include cakes, cookies, and brownies.
This double chocolate chip cookie recipe by Hershey’s is a popular fan favorite. The addition of cocoa powder to the dough makes for an extra chocolatey cookie. The combination of cocoa powder and chocolate chips in the recipe makes a cookie you can’t beat.
For the best results, it is recommended to use Hershey’s brand cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Though other brands will still work great, using Hershey’s will ensure an authentic, delicious cookie. This amazing recipe is great for serving at holidays or any time of the year.
What You Will Need
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature (or margarine)
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
- Large mixing bowl
- Medium mixing bowl
- Cookie sheets
- Parchment paper
- Electric mixer (optional)
- Wire rack
Step by Step Instructions
Step One: Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Cookie Sheets
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Line your baking trays with parchment paper, or if you want, silicone mats.
Step Two: Combine the Cocoa Powder, Flour, Baking Powder and Salt
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set the mixture aside.
Step Three: Cream the Butter and Sugar
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until a smooth mixture forms. You can use an electric mixer or beat the mixture by hand using a whisk. It will be easier to cream the mixture with an electric mixer.
Step Four: Combine the Flour Mixture and Butter Mixture
Gradually combine the flour mixture into the butter mixture, beating well.
Step Five: Add Chocolate Chips and Chopped Nuts If Desired
Gently fold the chocolate chips into your chocolate cookie dough. If desired, fold in chopped nuts as well.
Step Six: Bake the Cookies
Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoons onto your cookie trays. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before transferring to the wire rack to cool completely before serving.
Servings and Preparation Time
Tips and Tricks for Hershey’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Store these double chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. In addition, you can freeze these cookies as well for three to six months. Place them in an airtight Ziploc bag and when you are ready to serve them, let them thaw at room temperature for an hour or microwave them for 15-20 seconds.
For these double chocolate chip cookies, you can use milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips. If desired, you can even use a mixture of all three types of chocolate chips. You can even try adding in some white chocolate chips as well.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can also add peanut butter chips or even caramel chips to the cookies. These will both add a lovely flavor to your cookies, making them unique and delicious.
For these cookies, it is best to use natural cocoa powder instead of dutch-process cocoa powder. Dutch-process cocoa powder is better for recipes that do not call for baking powder or baking soda. Since this recipe calls for baking soda, natural cocoa powder, such as Hershey’s cocoa powder, is the way to go.
If you like nuts, this recipe tastes great with chopped walnuts or pecans. The nuts add a nice flavor and give the cookies a crunchy texture. However, if you are not a fan simply leave them out of this recipe.
These cookies taste amazing served fresh out of the oven with a glass of milk, while they are still warm. They also taste great when paired with chocolate or vanilla ice cream. You can even use them to make delicious ice cream sandwiches or break them up into chunks and blend them into a milkshake.
Amazing Hershey's Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Large mixing bowl
- Cookie sheets
- Parchment paper
- Wire rack
- Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Cookie Sheets - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Line your baking trays with parchment paper, or if you want, silicone mats.
- Combine the Cocoa Powder, Flour, Baking Powder and Salt - In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set the mixture aside.
- Cream the Butter and Sugar - In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until a smooth mixture forms. You can use an electric mixer or beat the mixture by hand using a whisk. It will be easier to cream the mixture with an electric mixer.
- Combine the Flour Mixture and Butter Mixture - Gradually combine the flour mixture into the butter mixture, beating well.
- Add Chocolate Chips and Chopped Nuts If Desired - Gently fold the chocolate chips into your chocolate cookie dough. If desired, fold in chopped nuts as well.
- Bake the Cookies - Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoons onto your cookie trays. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before transferring to the wire rack to cool completely before serving.
Amazing Hershey Cocoa Cookies With Chocolate Chips
Kids and adults alike will simply love these scrumptious double chocolate chip cookies. They are a chocolate lover’s dream, as you can’t beat the addition of Hershey’s products. These cookies are the perfect addition to any party and are sure to be gone in no time.
This recipe is easy to make and is a wonderful option for beginners. It takes no time for these cookies to come together, as soon you will have an amazing chocolate dessert. They are a great cookie recipe to make if you are short on time, as they require no chilling.
These cookies are versatile, as you can add in any type of chocolate chips you like. You can even add in peanut butter or caramel chips as well if you are feeling adventurous. They also taste good with your favorite chopped nuts or served with your favorite ice cream.
If you enjoyed these splendid Hershey’s double chocolate chip cookies, please share your thoughts or questions in the comment section down below. If you enjoyed making these cookies, please share this recipe with all your family and friends so they can make it as well.
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