Double chocolate cookie drops are a delicious and tender chocolate cookie with a secret inside. Hidden beneath the layer of sugar coating and chocolate cookie we find a hidden Hershey kiss that is soft and melt in your mouth good.
These hidden kiss cookies are great for holidays and “just because.” I mean, they sell Hershey kisses year round, so why not enjoy these cookies year round too, right? These double chocolate cookie drops are so easy to make, you’re going to love it and how many cookies you can get out of a single batch!
Making surprise cookies
These cookies are super simple to make but they do require a level of patience. Waiting for the dough to chill is ideal for getting a perfect cookie even if it’s hard not to rush your way through. Despite that, it’s well worth the wait because these cookies are fantastic! Especially when served warm.
Can I use flavored Hershey kisses?
Oh yes absolutely! Swapping out the Hershey kiss for something seasonal like peppermint or white chocolate is a great way to add new layers of yum to this recipe. Make a few batches and hide different kisses in each and then enjoy a game of chance as you eat your way through them with family and friends.
Can I try something other than a Hershey kiss?
While you’re open to trying whatever you want, allow me to quickly say that I’ve personally tried swapping the center out for peanut butter balls and caramel filling and neither one held up nearly as great as a Hershey kiss did.
Double chocolate cookie drop ingredients
-1 1/4 c. All Purpose Flour
-2 tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa
-1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
-1/4 tsp. Salt
-3 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
-3 tbsp. Margarine
-1/4 c. Packed Brown Sugar
-1/2 tsp. Vanilla
-1 pkg. Hershey’s Kisses
How to make double chocolate cookie drops
Combine your flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and then set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, margarine, and brown sugar until they’re light, creamy, and smooth.
Beat in the vanilla and mix until well combined.
Add in the flour mixture and mix well.
On a piece of plastic wrap, place your cookie dough down in the center and wrap it up into a log, using the plastic wrap to secure it in shape.
Place the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight (I don’t recommend more than 12 hours).
When the dough has been successfully chilled, slice the cookie dough into 1/4in to ½ inch thick slices.
Soften the cookie dough slightly by rolling it around in our hands and then flatten it.
Place an unwrapped Hershey kiss in the center and then wrap the cookie dough around the kiss to securely hide it away.
Place it on a greased baking sheet and continue until all of the cookies have been made.
Bake in a 350F degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place them in a shallow dish filled with granulated sugar. Be careful, the cookies will be HOT.
Transfer to a cooling rack and allow the cookies to cool completely.
Best enjoyed when still slightly warm, enjoy.
- 1 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 3 tbsp Margarine
- 1/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 pkg Hershey's Kisses
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Then, in a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, margarine and brown sugar until creamy and smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
- Add the flour mixture and mix well.
- On a piece of plastic wrap, place the cookie dough in the middle and wrap up into a log.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour, preferably overnight but not longer than 12 hours.
- When cooled, unwrap the cookie dough and slice into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Soften the cookie dough by lightly rolling it in your hands. Flatten it and place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss in the middle. Wrap the cookie dough around the Hershey Kiss and roll into a ball. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
- Bake in a 350F degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the cookie drops from the oven and immediately place in a shallow dish with granulated sugar. Caution: Cookie will be hot!! Roll the cookie around until it is covered with sugar. Place on a cooling rack to cool.
- Best enjoyed when slightly warm!!
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Can I freeze chocolate cookie drops?
Yes, you can freeze the remade dough balls (the ones with the kisses inside) and then bake them whenever you’re in the mood for fresh cookies. You can even freeze them after they’ve been completely cooked and cooled, but then you don’t get that fresh from the oven feel.
Do I have to chill the dough?
Ugh, yes, I know it can be a bit of a pain waiting on something as delicious as this, but unfortunately, it is necessary. After working the butter so much the dough will be soft. By chilling it you can get it to set up a little more so that when baking the cookies actually hold up in place and give you a puffy and soft cookie instead of a flat and chewy mess.
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These double chocolate cookie drops are such a fun and simple way to surprise your family and friends. With a hidden Hershey kiss in every bite, it’s a chocolate lovers dream come true.