Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hershey's Cookie Party! Chocolate Fudge Cookie Recipe

When was the last time you went to a cookie exchange? And why does this tradition only happen during the holidays?  Cookies are way too good to only be exchanging during Christmas!

Hershey's knows how important and fun family time can be for everyone, and they totally get that its not just about the exchange, but the getting together to bake, laugh, and eat. This year, The Hershey Company helped me put together a gathering for friends and family so we could bake together!

Hershey's has tons of cookie baking ideas on their website (Check them out here), and we ended up combining them with some of our favorites, like the Bolitas Magica Kisses that were very familiar to Chocolate Fudge Cookies.

What You Need

3 cups Hershey's Kisses
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder   

What You Do
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 3 large (18-by-13-inch) baking sheets.

Melt 1 1/2 Hershey  in heavy small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

Using electric mixer set on low speed, beat both sugars, eggs, corn syrup, instant coffee granules and extract in medium bowl to blend. Increase speed to high and beat until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add barely lukewarm melted chocolate and beat until smooth. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and baking powder and beat just until combined. Mix in 1 1/2 Hershey's Kisses. Refrigerate mixture until firm enough to mound on spoon, about 15 minutes.

Drop dough (it will be soft) by well mounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, spacing evenly apart and forming 6 cookies per sheet. Bake cookies 8 minutes. Reverse cookie sheets and continue baking until cracked on top and softly set, about 8 minutes longer. Cool cookies on sheets 5 minutes. Using metal spatula, transfer cookies to racks and cool completely. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.)
To help you bake up some goodness of your own, Hershey's is going to send one of my readers a gift pack of their own which includes:
  • (1) bag of HERSHEY’S® KISSES® Chocolates
  • (1) can of HERSHEY’S® Cocoa
  • (1) $10 Visa Gift Card for the purchase of additional recipe ingredients
  • Apron
  • Mixing Bowl
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Disclosure: The Hershey’s product, information, recipes, and prize pack have been provided by The Hershey Company through MyBlogSpark