I named these cookies ‘Thick ‘n Fudgy’ Chocolate Explosion Cookies for very good reason(s). As I may have said a couple hundred thousand times in my life…Chocolate is my thing, my obsession.
I’m truly a Chocoholic ‘ChocolaTess‘! I love to bake, I love chocolate, thus ‘The Baking ChocolaTess’ was born when I decided to start blogging about desserts & Chocolate. It’s basically just a cute little title bestowing my loyalty and passion to ta-daaaa… ‘Chocolate’!
Chocolate is my all time favorite flavor in the whole universe. I don’t care if it’s served alone or with a partner in crime or a big ole’ posse of sweet things. I will always stay ‘true blue’ to my long-time bff Chocolate. In fact, Chocolate has been by my side ever since I can remember. 🙂
Here are some other Chocolate Explosions of Love you will probably need in your life! 🙂
These cookies are…pure chocolate explosions of love. These sinful, loaded chocolate cookies are best warm, with a huge glass of milk. Not for the faint of heart if you love chocolate like me. 🙂
'Thick 'n Fudgy' Chocolate Explosion Cookies
- 1 cup butter. softened
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup Hershey's Spreadable Chocolate
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups Dark chocolate chips reserve 1/2 cup for tops of cookies
- 1 1/2 cups Milk Chocolate Chips reserve 1/2 cup for tops of cookies
- Optional: Hershey's Spreadable Chocolate for drizzling
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking pan with non-stick spray, parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Using a mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy and fluffy.
Add in the eggs and Hershey's Spreadable Chocolate and mix until just combined.
In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated. The dough will be thick.
Stir in 1 cup of dark and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips.
Cover dough and place in fridge for 30 minutes or so.
Using a large scoop, scoop the dough balls out and then roll the dough into even balls. Flatten just a tad and with the 1/2 cups of each of the reserved dark and milk chocolate chips left, gently press several chips into the tops of the cookies.
Place on baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
When you take the cookies out of the oven, they will be underdone, thick and puffy-looking, which will make them soft and fudgy!
If you want to add some extra chocolate 'oomph', melt some Hershey's Spreadable Chocolate in the microwave for 60 - 90 seconds and spoon into a plastic ziploc bag.
Snip small hole in tip, squeeze and drizzle back and forth on cookies.
Recipe NotesI made very large cookies, so if you make smaller cookies, adjust time accordingly.
Warm up cookies in microwave for a warm sweet treat! 🙂 Don't forget the milk!