Horrible Chocolate Cookies

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 Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 20 cookies Cooking Time: 8-9 minutes


  • 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??



PS- I have linked this recipe up at the following link parties: Reader Tip Tuesday, Foodie Friday, Meal Plan Monday, Sugar and Spice, Pretty Pintastic Party.


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  • Reply
    January 11, 2018 at 5:10 AM

    Mmmm, my mouth is watering… My daughter is going to love this recipe. 🙂

    • Reply
      January 11, 2018 at 4:50 PM

      Yay!! Thank you! If you make this, you will have to let me know what you and your daughter think 🙂 XOXOX

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    Greedyeats -Neha
    January 11, 2018 at 8:06 AM

    Chocolate-yyy over the top! I am drooling over the texture of these cookies. Lovely recipe!

    • Reply
      January 11, 2018 at 4:50 PM

      Totally over the top!! Thanks girl!! XOXO

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    Julie Pollitt @ Back To My Southern Roots
    January 11, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Oh baby, these look divine. Wish I lived close by to come and grab a few!! Have a great afternoon, Julie

    • Reply
      January 11, 2018 at 4:51 PM

      That would be so much fun! I wish you lived closer too 🙂 Then we could share all of our kitchen yummies 🙂 XOXO

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    January 11, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    What’s horrible is that I don’t have any, here it is that time of the day craving chocolate and then this pops up in my feed 🙂 haha, love you sweetheart xoxo momma

    • Reply
      January 11, 2018 at 4:52 PM

      Hahahah well you know I would make these for you ANY time. Just because I love you 🙂 XOXO

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    January 11, 2018 at 4:16 PM

    Ugly as sin will be my name for these disgusting cookies!!

  • Reply
    January 11, 2018 at 4:32 PM

    Well yeah, these are all kinds of horrible.

    • Reply
      January 11, 2018 at 4:52 PM

      Hehehehe yessss….in the best possible way 🙂

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    January 12, 2018 at 5:36 AM

    Not as bad a I expected. It is chocolate after all. You know– full of ant-oxidants. 🙂

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 7:01 AM

      Hehehe exactly! Chocolate really is good for you 🙂 XOXO

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    Amy (Savory Moments)
    January 12, 2018 at 11:06 AM

    These look sooooooo good, er, I mean horrible LOL. So horrible you are right that I would want to eat them all myself haha.

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 7:05 AM

      Thank you Amy! We definitely think alike….I wanted to eat them all myself too hahaha 🙂

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    January 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM

    I love the name and agree with all of the reasons that they are “horrible”. The real story behind the name was pretty good too. I’m glad that you made something to replace those cookies. Isn’t it great to know that we can take something that is “horrible” and make it great – not just when cooking, but in life too! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 7:06 AM

      Thank you Amy! I had fun writing that blog post!! Plus these cookies were so good, I was super excited to share them with everyone! XOXO

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    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    January 12, 2018 at 7:05 PM

    If these are YOUR favourite then I absolutely must try these horrible cookies!!! I’m already wearing stretchy pants permanently so I’m obviously ready for these 🙂 Have a great weekend Kelly!

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 7:08 AM

      Thanks Katherine! You definitely need to make these, especially since you are ready wearing the appropriate pants hahaha. And I will totally take credit if the baby grows up as a Chocoholic hehehe 🙂

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    January 14, 2018 at 7:49 AM

    The dough itself looks so rich and chocolatey, that I fear I might ending up eating it all and these won’t reach the oven :P. These are amazing!!!!

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 7:09 AM

      Girrrrrrl…I am ALL about the cookie dough. If I didn’t have a blog, I would probably just eat everything as cookie dough and never bake it hahahaha. Thanks love. Have a great week 🙂

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    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    January 15, 2018 at 8:17 AM

    Horrible because these aren’t in front of me Kelly! You know I’d give up country secrets just to get near these! LOL! Perfect for all the chocoholics like us! YUM!

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 9:08 AM

      Thanks Kim! My fellow Chocoholic hehehehe. I wish we were neighbors!! 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    January 17, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    OMG that cookie dough shot?? It’s perfection! Your photos are so beautiful Kelly! <3

    • Reply
      January 19, 2018 at 11:27 AM

      Awww thanks Laura! I had fun shooting these pictures because the cookies were so yummy! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    January 21, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    I love this post – just they way you wrote about the cookies made me smile – pinning for sure! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

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