28
Jan
11

Triple Chocolate Threats


Evil temptress chocolate treat

 

Sometimes I question which is it that I am most addicted to, the consumption of sugary

goodness or the creation of such treats?  I enjoy both, but if I had to choose but one, I’m

pretty sure that creation would win.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, I would have a really hard

time shaking the sugar monkey off my back.  He’s been with me for deep.  But, I know I could

do it.  I’m just not ready yet.

Now, the thought of never baking another cake, cookie or pie strikes fear into my very soul.

Severe depression would be inevitable if I could never bake again.  Ya’ know, let’s just

not go down that path.

Many posts ago I shared a recipe and pictures of Lemon Coconut Pixies.  The recipe came from

the Hershey Company.  I have a recipe tin that was given to me as a birthday gift in 2009

and it sat on our kitchen counter for 10 months  before I ever made anything from it.  That

post was 13 months ago, so it’s time for another recipe from the tin.

HERSHEY’S Triple Chocolate Cookies

48 Hershey’s Kisses Milk chocolate or Milk Chocolate with Almonds (that’s what I used)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened (I used butter, of course)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa (I used cocoa powder form that bulk bins at WinCo)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips ( I used Safeway brand)

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 

What else was I going to do with all this candy left over from Christmas? I did play poker with it the night before I baked the cookies!

 

Mmmmm.......chocolate!

Remove wrappers from chocolates.
2.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium

speed in a large bowl until well blended.  Add eggs and milk; beat well.
3.  Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture,

beating until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips. 

Make all the comments you want, it still tastes good

 Shape dough into 1 inch balls. 

Oven bound

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Fresh out of the oven and hot

4.  Bake 10 – 11 minutes or until set. 

Press kisses into the center of each cookie while still hot

 Gently press a chocolate into center of each cookie.  Remove to wire rack and cool completely.

VARIATION:  For vanilla cookies, omit cocoa powder and add an additional 1/3 cup all-purpose flour.

I made the recipe verbatim, but I wanted to see how they would look with a little added sparkle.  I rolled the dough balls in granulated sugar before I baked another round.  Here is what that looked like.

Roll in granulated sugar for added sparkle

Both versions taste great. 

So good when they're still warm. The chocolate kiss in the center and the chocolate chips are all soft and gooey.

I can clearly state, with authority, that these are delicious.   After all, chocolate, chocolate AND chocolate?  How could they not be tasty?  These beauties will be added to my chorus line of confection.

Oh, great!  One more sweet memory to send packing with that monkey.

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5 Responses to “Triple Chocolate Threats”


  1. January 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Oh my, these chocolate cookies look AMAZING. I’ve seen this recipe but never tried it. I think it’s time. Thanks for posting this.. I am so hungry now lol.

    • January 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      Hi Babygirl!

      These cookies are so wonderfully rich in chocolaty goodness. Cookies are my biggest temptation when it comes to sugar ( and bite sized candy!) so it was a perfect combination for my habit, right?

      VG

  2. March 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Over the past year, I have weaned myself off a lot of sweets…especially chocolate bars that are all hydrogenated this and that. Luckily, that leaves me with various high end chocolates, dark chocolate and HERSHEY! I just can’t give it up. There’s something about Hershey chocolate that I love! (There’s a Hershey store in Niagara Falls, Ontario about 45 minutes from my house and they sell 5lb bars! Dangerous!)

    Now I have a reason to go there! Must. Use. Hershey. In. My. Cooking. 😉

  3. March 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Cute! I know the feeling of weaning ones self off the sweet stuff. I am a total sugar junkie, but I am getting better about my sweet choices. These cookies are a real treat. In fact, I just pulled out the last 6 cookie dough balls out of my freezer and baked them off last night. We are on vacation this week and just needed that little something with my coffee….

    Thanks for the comment!

  4. March 20, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Wicked cookies. Love the one with a bite taken out. (Just trying to keep with the theme here.)


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