These cookies will not disappoint. They are easy to make and full of flavor. I have been making them for over 25 years! I’ve changed it up from the “original” recipe that I started with by reducing the sugar and adding my Secret-Not-So-Secret ingredient: Hershey Syrup. (seriously though, it’s a must have for all things chocolate). These cookies are great for bake sales, family gatherings and just for “everyday” cookie jars. Warning: you can’t eat just one!
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups Butter room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Flour
- 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tbs Hershey Syrup
- 1/2 cup Flavored chips My favorites are any of the chocolate flavors (semi sweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate), vanilla, mint, peanut butter, butterscotch, or M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugar on low speed.
- Add vanilla extract and Hershey syrup.
- Add eggs and mix on low speed.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the dry ingredients: cocoa flour, baking soda, salt.
- Slowly add the dry ingredient mix to the creamed sugar. It will become very sticky. Usually I use a low-medium speed.
- Add the chips and mix until they are distributed throughout the dough.
- Make dough balls and space out on a cookie sheet. Give about 2 inches of space between each one. I like to roll 1 ounce of dough into a ball and slightly flatten it. It creates a "perfectly" round cookie that's a decent size.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes. They will be cracked on the top. Don't over bake! unless you want them crispy. Leave cookies on baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling rack. Let them cool for a few minutes and place them in an airtight container.