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Chocolate Cookies

These simple and delicious Chocolate Cookies are soft-baked with a thick and creamy swirl of chocolate frosting on top.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chcoolate Cookies
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Jill


  • 1 large piping bag with a round tip


  • 1 ½ cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cup flour
  • 1 cup Hershey dark cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Rich Chocolate frosting

  • 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup Hershey cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with a silicone baking mat
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, corn syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda
  • Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet until a dough forms
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out the dough mound into your hand and roll it into a ball
  • Place onto the cookie sheet and lightly press into a thick disk
  • Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until firm around the edge
  • Allow cooling completelyUsing a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, Hershey cocoa powder, vanilla andwhipping cream until combined, smooth, and holds a peak
  • Scoop the frosting into the piping bag
  • Pipe a tight spiral onto the top of the cookie
  • Allow hardening slightly before enjoying