This chewy chocolate cookies recipe is one of my favorites. They’re just a little crunchy on the outside and chewy — almost creamy — on the inside and full of chocolatey goodness.
Growing up we always called these Hershey Cookies, because they get their chocolate flavor from Hershey’s Cocoa powder. I’m sure you could use any brand of cocoa powder, but why would you want to use anything else? As far as I’m concerned Hershey is chocolate and chocolate is Hershey.
These cookies are perfect for just about any occasion, because who doesn’t like chocolate? They’re not at all temperamental and very easy to make. Whether you have a hankering for cookies or chocolate or both (usually I have both) these fit the bill nicely.
One word of caution. This recipe makes up to 4 dozen cookies, (depending on how big you make them) but they won’t last long. They’re addictive, and you might polish off the first half-dozen or so before the last batch is cool. Consider yourself warned.
And a final word, don’t let the 2 1/4 sticks of butter deter you. It’s the buttery goodness that gives them the soft, creamy texture inside. It is a necessary evil. Use organic, artisan butter and tell yourself it’s healthy and you’re supporting local farmers. These are the lies we have to tell ourselves.
Now onto the recipe to make these delicious treats.
Chewy Chocolate Cookie Recipe
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Mix in the rest of the ingredients.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets leaving space between cookies because they will spread. Bake 8-9 minutes. The cookies are very soft right out of the oven. Let them cool a few minutes before taking them off the pan or they’ll fall apart. They’ll looked puffed up when they come out, then flatten and crack a bit. That’s what you want.
Finally, get a glass of milk and eat one. Or two. Or three…
Disclosure: This post was not sponsored by Hershey, but if they want to send me free chocolate I’d gladly sell out to them.