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A very easy-to-make, rich, and crispy chocolate cookie. A popular favorite at bake sales when you use colorful candies for the occasion.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
6 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and set dry ingredients aside.

  • Cream brown sugar, shortening, white sugar, and butter together in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Mix at medium-high speed until creamy and light. Blend in eggs 1 at a time until thoroughly mixed. Add vanilla extract and water; blend thoroughly.

  • Add dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture slowly while mixing until completely incorporated. Reserve 1/2 cup chocolate candy pieces and fold remaining candies into batter.

  • Drop batter by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press a few reserved candies onto the top of each cookie.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 7 to 9 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 29g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 21.6mg; sodium 127.7mg. Full Nutrition
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