Hershey’s Hug Brownie Cookies Recipe

These Hershey's Hug Brownie Cookies are easy to make and taste absolutely amazing. they only require a few simple ingredients, and taste like brownies, but better. The two best worlds, brownies and cookies, have collided to make your new favorite dessert.

One of my all-time favorite desserts is my Mom’s Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies.  There’s nothing like brownies made from scratch.

These cookies taste just like a brownie and the Hershey’s Hug on top makes them even better.

do these cookies freeze well?

I have a strange obsession with frozen cookies. I usually don’t have any leftover to freeze, because I love eating cookies as soon as they come out of the oven (I even take the risk of getting a burnt tongue from the melted chocolate), but frozen cookies are so yummy.

These cookies freeze pretty well. You can eat them slightly frozen, or freeze them or up to a month.

To freeze them, we recommend placing them in an airtight container or double wrapping them in both saran wrap and aluminum foil, for the best results.

To thaw them, you can microwave them, (this may melt your hug more than you would like it to) but I usually take mine out of the freezer, 24 hours before serving them, and they are perfect and chewy.

what could i use instead of a hug?

I love Hugs. You wouldn’t even have to dare me to eat an entire bag of them, by myself. I honestly just can’t get enough of them.

However, if you don’t have any on hand, or can’t find them at the store, here are a few other delicious replacements that would work just as well:

  • Seasonal Hershey’s Holiday Kisses
  • Chocolate Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss
  • Andes Mints
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Rolo’s
  • Jr. Mints
  • Peppermint Patties
  • Mini Snickers Bar (the small square one, or you could also use the mini unwrapped ones as well).
  • Oreo Cookie
  • Twix Candy Bar

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Serves: 4

Hershey's Hug Brownie Cookies Recipe

10 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 (10 ounce) package Hershey?s Hugs, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening, softened butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder. Add to the wet ingredients and combine.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until set up.
  6. Let the cookies cool for 1-2 minutes then place a Hershey's Hug on top of each one. Allow to cool until the Hugs are hardened.

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5 Responses to “Hershey’s Hug Brownie Cookies Recipe”

  1. Thanks for the recipe. Was wondering if you ladies would consider putting a photo on the "print out " version for those of us who would like a visual reminder of why we printed it out and also of what the finished product should look like?

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