Hershey’s Hug Brownie Cookies Recipe

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!

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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