This recipe is fast and easy to make. It's a true chocolate lover's dream cookie.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In large bowl mix butter and sugar till fluffy, add eggs and vanilla mix well. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, and add to creamed mixture.

  • Roll dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter then roll in white sugar. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Place unwrapped chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie while still hot. Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 3.2g 7% DV; carbohydrates 37.2g 12% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterol 43.3mg 14% DV; sodium 184.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
I refrigerated the dough as suggested and used the peppermint kisses for Christmas cookies--they were great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2007
Good but not great....dough was sticky and hard to work with and we followed the directions exactly! The dough seemed like it needed a little more flour or to chill before forming balls. Read More
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158 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
I refrigerated the dough as suggested and used the peppermint kisses for Christmas cookies--they were great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
this was fun to make--I wrapped the dough around the chocolate kiss---I'm calling it "Kiss In the Dark". Pretty easy too. Can skip the rolling in white granulated sugar or after cooled dust with powdered sugar for a different look. Very very rich taste. They ate them up at the office! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2008
I made these cookies last night thinking it wasn't going to take very long for me to whip up and feed my cookie craving. I was wrong. I followed the recipe exactly as it read and the dough came out more like cake batter. I had to add about 1 1/2 - 2 Cups more flour than the recipe originally called for then had to refrigerate the dough for about 20-30 minutes for me to be able to work with. I rolled out the dough and while it was baking I just threw the raw dough in the refrigerator to keep it nice and cool and easy to work with. Other than that little snag these cookies turned out amazing! They are really moist and fluffly!! My husband Loves them and so do I! We highly recommend them! I'll definately be making these again!! =) I made these cookies again and hand mixed in the flour/cocoa powder mix instead of using a mixer and they came out fine. i still chilled them for about 20 minutes or so and used a cookie scoop to scoop them out and they came out fine. They would still be a little to sticky to work with if you were to use your hands so i would still recommend adding a bit more flour to make the dough less sticky. But i still love these cookies and highly recommend them =) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2007
Good but not great....dough was sticky and hard to work with and we followed the directions exactly! The dough seemed like it needed a little more flour or to chill before forming balls. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2010
These were great. We added a teaspoon of orange extract and they tasted like the chocolate orange candy. The only issue: maybe decrease the soda a tad or decrease the bake time; they were a little too crispy for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
Utterly delicious - I made them exactly as the recipe said and the dough turned out perfectly. I used Candy Cane Hershey Kisses (a peppermint kiss with a tiny bit of crunch to it) and I swear I think I might leave my husband for these cookies. My kids who normally don't like chocolate cookies very much could not stop eating them. They got up at 5am to sneak the container of cookies into their room and pig out. I made a few with Hershey Hugs also (ran out of Candy Cane Kisses) and it was equally delicious. The mint is really perfect with the chocolate though. Love this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2007
My kids loved these cookies! Our youngest child has a tree nut/peanut allergy and so I'm on the lookout for new cookie recipes that the kids will all enjoy. This one was a huge hit. I've made them several times now and they don't last long in our house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
These super-chocolatey cookies came out beautifully! I intended to make just a half-batch but by the time I finished mixing everything I realized that I forgot to halve the butter (the batter also told me that it wasn't looking right:P) so I corrected it & ended up making the whole batch. I now have 78 of these yummy lovely brownie-like cookies waiting to attach themselves to my hips.:) I made the dough balls smaller (about 3/4" diameter) and they look perfect! Thanks for this awesome recipe! My chocolate tooth thanks you!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2006
I made the balls smaller than my 10 yr old daughter. However her cookies came out nicer than mine! Be generous on the size of the balls. Next time I would chill the dough slightly before shaping them. We baked 8 min. Easy and very delicious! We are selling these at my daughter's soccer bake sale! A keeper for us! Read More
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