Super Chocolate Cookies

Super Chocolate Cookies

Super Chocolate Cookies


Makes about 20 (4-inch) cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/3 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup salted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture beating at low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate pieces, raisins and peanuts.
  3. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with fingertips. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until almost set. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely.

Gift Idea

For small thank-you gifts, party favors or stocking stuffers, place 2 to 4 cookies in a cellophane bags or small plastic food storage bags. (Use the kind without a zipper.) Gather the tops and secure the bags with silk flowers or holiday greenery on flexible wire stems.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Calories 294
Calories from Fat 44 %
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 209 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2-1/2
Fat 2-1/2

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