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HERSHEY'S Perfect SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
60 cookies

A classic treat only gets better with this dark chocolate chip cookie recipe. Switch out regular chocolate chips for HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips and your cookies are sure to be a crowd pleaser. They are great to bake for any occasion!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
8 minutes
Cool Time
35 minutes


  • 2-1/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup
    butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 3/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 2 cups
    (12 oz pkg.)
  • 1 cup
    chopped nuts (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
mixing bowl mixing bowl
cookie sheet cookie sheet
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 375°F.


Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.


Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


Drop cookies using ice cream scoop for consistent cookie size.

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