Hershey’s chewy chocolate cookies retro recipe

Hershey's chewy chocolate cookie

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A retro recipe for easy chewy chocolate cookies (1983)

Made from scratch, made easy — enjoy with Hershey’s favorite hot cocoa!

Hershey's chewy chocolate cookie

Hershey's chewy chocolate cookies

Yield: 54 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 19 minutes


  • 1-1/4 cups butter or margarine. softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts, optional


  1. Cream butter or margarine and sugar in large mixer bowl.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; blend well.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt: blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in nuts, if desired.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 (F) for 8 to 9 minutes. (Do not overbake. Cookies will be soft. They will puff during baking, flatten upon cooling.)
  7. Cool on cookie sheet until set, about 1 minute: remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 54 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

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Retro recipe for Hershey's chewy chocolate cookies

Vintage Hershey’s chewy chocolate cookie recipe card

Hershey's chewy chocolate cookie vintage recipe card

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  1. I’ve made this recipe and my family loves it. They enjoy it so much that I make this cookie dough in advance. I place on saran wrap, roll it into a log then refrigerate. Then when they “pester” me for these cookies , all I have to do is cut the dough and bake according to the recipe. Perfect, delicious cookie every time!

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