Horrible Chocolate Cookies….seriously. These cookies are horrible for so many reasons, but I feel the need to subject you to this recipe, which is full of chocolate fudge sauce, whole Hershey’s Kisses and semi-sweet chocolate chips. My apologies ahead of time. So what could be so horrible about this??? Read on to find out!
Oh these cookies. My nemesis. My down fall. Horrible cookies because this dough has to chill, and you won’t be able to resist the temptation to steal bites of cookie dough from the fridge while it chills. Horrible because once you bake these cookies, you will want to keep them all for yourself, and you will end up hiding in the pantry to eat these, so the rest of the family doesn’t try and nab your stash. Horrible because stretchy pants may be your only pant option after a batch of these. Horrible because you can’t eat just one. Horrible because with these cookies in the house, chocolate cravings will hit you at any hour of the day. Horrible. Just horrible.
Okay, okay. These cookies aren’t actually horrible. I obviously thought they were nothing short of amazing. But I am an ultimate chocolate cookie lover, which is probably obvious by the number of chocolate cookies I have here on the blog. But this recipe today is my favorite of them all!
These cookies came about because of some actual horrible cookies from an **unnamed** grocery chain bakery. A friend of James had bought some chocolate cookies from said grocery store bakery. An extremely funny Instagram Story ensued after the friend took a bite to discover the chocolate cookies were actually spicy chocolate cookies. Poor guy. Such disappointment. I told James that I should make the friend some awesome chocolate cookies to make up for his horrible experience, and that’s where this cookie recipe came from. Nothing weird in this cookies, just pure chocolate in several different forms, using quality ingredients. Cookies that will blow any grocery store bakery cookie out of the water!
Horrible Chocolate CookiesPrint Recipe
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, slightly melted
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chocolate fudge sauce
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 20 Hershey's Kisses (left whole)
In the bowl of your stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the canola oil, butter, white sugar and brown sugar and mix on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract and fudge sauce into the mixture.
Change the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and cornstarch and mix until barely combined. Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a rubber scraper to ensure all ingredients are incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips and Kisses. Put the bowl of cookie dough in the refrigerator, or freezer, for an hour to chill.
Once your dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350-degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a large cookie scoop to scoop large cookie dough balls onto the cookie sheet. Leave a few inches between the dough balls because the cookies will spread.
Bake cookies in 350-degree oven for 8-9 minutes. Cookies may appear underdone, but they continue to bake on the cookie sheet after you remove them from the oven. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet until set, and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Store cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies stay fresh for 5-6 days.
So what’s the most horrible food or dessert you have ever eaten? Have you ever started to eat something and then discovered an ingredient in it that surprised you??