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Chewy Chocolate Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Cookies with a crispy outside and soft, fudgey center! Your friends and family will beg you for the recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, unsifted
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar, set aside to roll it in


  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Cream butter and 2 cups of sugar in a large mixing bowl (leave remaining 1/4 cup of sugar to roll dough in). Add eggs and vanilla and blend well.
  • Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop, roll dough into balls, then roll in the 1/4 cup of sugar set aside. Then drop mixture onto uncreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. They will puff up slightly during baking and flatten upon cooling. Cool on cookie sheet until set, about one minute, then move to wire rack to cool completely.