The Ultimate Rich Chocolate Cookie

Yes.  The Ultimate Rich Chocolate Cookie.  Only REAL chocolate lovers allowed here!  These cookies have chocolate going on on every level here.  We got cocoa powder.  Chocolate hazelnut butter.  Chocolate extract.  Chopped up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  Butterfingers.  What more could you want in a cookie?!?!

Remember back in THIS post, I talked about a company I had been in contact with, that I was super excited to start working with?  Well that is happening!  And it’s happening now!  Foodlyn is the online grocery company that I am working with and I am so excited to introduce you to Foodlyn!  So, Foodlyn searches the country for amazing, unique and quality goods, produced by artisan food makers, that you won’t find at your supermarket!  And then Foodlyn has all of these awesome products available for you to purchase from their website, with just the click of a button, from the comfort of your couch!  No standing in grocery store lines!!

Another reason to buy from Foodlyn?  They donate 25% of their profits to community-based non-profit groups that help fight hunger!  Now that’s a cause I can stand behind and support!  So not only do you get amazing products by purchasing through Foodlyn, you are also helping to contribute to a great cause.  Here’s a sample of some of the products Foodlyn recently sent me, to develop recipes with:

As soon as I opened up the box of JEM Butters Foodlyn sent me, I was off to the kitchen trying to figure out how I could use the Chocolate Hazelnut Butter to make an amazing chocolate cookie….and if I was making chocolate cookies, then I would totally need to use the Ballard Extracts Chocolate Extract that Foodlyn sent me too, right?!  Ummm…yes….and that combination made for the ultimate, RICH, chocolate cookie.  I mean how could anything made with these ingredients turn out bad???

The hardest thing about these cookies was trying to come up with a name for them.  PMS Cookies, Chocolate Explosion Cookies, Fudgy Chocolate Cookies, Richy Rich Chocolate Cookies…yeah.  This went of for days.  And then I settled on The Ultimate Rich Chocolate Cookies.  Maybe the name turned out kind of boring, but these cookies certainly are not boring.  Plus they are easy to make and no chilling required!  I had these made, baked and cooling within 30-minutes!

I scooped two small cookie dough balls and stacked them on top of each other, to make big cookies.  Since these cookies are already rich, why not make them big too?

The Ultimate Rich Chocolate Cookie

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Serves: 16 Cooking Time: 8-minutes


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup JEM Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ballard Extracts Chocolate Extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped Peanut Butter Cups and chopped Butterfingers (or chocolate chips)



Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.


In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, cream together the melted butter, chocolate hazelnut butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix in the chocolate extract, egg and water. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.


Change the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda to the wet ingredients. Mix until barely combined. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the chopped up peanut butter cups and Butterfingers to the cookie dough.


Use a small cookie scoop and scoop out two cookie dough balls, and stack them on top of each other. Smoosh the dough balls together. Repeat until all the dough is scooped.


Bake in 375-degree oven, one cookie sheet at a time, for 8-minutes. Do not over bake. Let cookies set on the cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies stay soft for several days.

These cookies cooked up crisp on the bottom and edges, but soft in the center for the ultimate bite!

Mmmm…eat these cookies when they are still a little warm and gooey.  Or pop one in the microwave later, for a few seconds, to get that fresh-out-of-the-oven taste!

Taste testing.  For quality control purposes only.  I swear 😉  And they passed….these were probably the best chocolate cookies I have ever had!

I hope you hop on over to Foodlyn to check out their website and all the products they sell!  The owner and CEO of Foodlyn is amazing, and the customer service is top notch.  All the products sent to me were expertly wrapped, included information on each of the companies and the different uses for their products.  If you want to make this recipe, you can buy JEM Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and Ballard Extracts Chocolate Extract on Foodlyn!

Make these cookies!  They do not disappoint!  And thanks to Foodlyn for sending me so many yummy products…I can’t wait to show you guys how I use them in all the recipes I have in the works!

So tell me….what is your favorite kind of cookie??  Do you like chocolate cookies??



Disclosure: Foodlyn has provided me with the above mentioned products from their website, to use in recipes, in exchange for highlighting Foodlyn and their services.  All recipes, pictures, thoughts and opinions are my own.


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PS- I shared this recipe on the following link parties: What’s Cookin’ WednesdayThe Pin Junkie, Funtastic Friday, Sugar and Spice, Pretty Pintastic Party, Weekend Potluck, Meal Plan Monday.  Click on the links to check out the parties!!

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  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    April 18, 2017 at 6:56 AM

    Be still my heart, Kelly! Chocolate hazelnut spread, butterfingers, more CHOCOLATE? These are some cookies I need in my life :). I’m going to be thinking about them alllll day!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2017 at 6:11 PM

      Hahahaha awwww thank you Kelsie….you gave me a much needed smile earlier, when I read your comment! I am such a chocolate cookie lover and these don’t disappoint! XOXO 🙂

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    April 18, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    THIS GIRL has HEART EYES and her mouth is DROOLING LIKE CRAZY! lol!!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2017 at 6:12 PM

      Love it!! And I can totally picture that hehehehehe. It was pretty much how I looked when I took these out of the oven hahah XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    April 18, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Yum! Yum! Yum! I MUST make this recipe and fast! Thanks for sharing Kelly.

    • Reply
      April 18, 2017 at 6:14 PM

      Hi Paul!! I hope you do!! You can substitute Nutella for the JEM Chocolate Hazelnut Spread too! If you make these cookies, come back and let me know what you think! XOXO 🙂

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    Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper
    April 18, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    OMG lady, you aren’t messing around with these guys! Talk about taking it to the next level!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2017 at 6:15 PM

      Oh yeah….when I want chocolate, I want chocolate! Go big or go home! Hahaha….hmmm. Maybe that’s the wrong mentality to have when you bake as much as I do though?! 😉 XOXO

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    April 19, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Haha, I think I would go with the PMS cookies :p. I definitely need this in my life!!

    • Reply
      April 20, 2017 at 2:26 PM

      Hehehe thanks Cathleen! I know there are always certain times I am craving chocolate 😉 and these would satisfy that fo sho! XOXO

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    April 20, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Wha? How did I miss this? I mean we’re talking chocolate! My fav! They look so decadent and sinful–just the way I like! <3

    • Reply
      April 20, 2017 at 4:34 PM

      Heheheh you are Queen of Chocolate!! I thought of you while I was making these 😉 XOXO…on a side note, I would love for you to link up on our Friday Frenzy link party. I will put the link up later tonight!! You have so many yummy recipes!! Everyone needs to see them!

  • Reply
    Angie ~ ambientwares
    April 22, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    You’ve made me realize I need more cookies in my life 😉 These look ridiculously good and that ingredient list is filled with all kinds of goodness! Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

    • Reply
      April 23, 2017 at 12:20 PM

      Thanks Angie! These cookies were all kinds of chocolate goodness! Thanks for hosting the party 🙂 XOXO

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    April 23, 2017 at 11:00 PM

    OMG I think I just drooled on my keyboard! SO gorgeous Kelly–I added them to my Ultimate Bake Sale Board 🙂

    • Reply
      April 24, 2017 at 8:44 AM

      Awesome Laura!! Glad you liked these! I am a sucker for a rich chocolate cookie 🙂

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