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Chocolate Hugs Cookies

Chocolate Hugs Cookies
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5 from 2 votes


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter , at room temperature (170 grams)
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar (300 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams)
  • cup cocoa powder (60 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar , for rolling
  • 24 Hershey's Hugs candies


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium high speed until light and creamy, about 4 minutes. Add the eggs, followed by the vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the mixer and mix until just combined.
  • Portion into rounded tablespoons (I use a #40 1.5 Tbsp scoop) and roll into balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place onto prepared sheet pan. Press down on the tops of the cookies to flatten them slightly.
  • Bake until edges cookies are puffed and start to crack, about 8-9 minutes.
  • As soon as cookies come out of the oven, place a Hershey's Hugs in the center of each one, pressing down slightly. Let cookies cool before serving.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.


Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 102mg, Potassium: 97mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 201IU, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
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