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Hershey’s Nugget Cookies

August 7, 2017Teresa

Hershey’s Nugget Cookies are to die for. Truly. A more heavenly cookie can hardly be imagined! I started with my favorite Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. But I swapped out the chocolate chips for chopped Hershey’s Nuggets. The nuggets seemed to permeate the cookies so bits and pieces of chocolate and almonds were spread throughout the cookies. The results were amazing. If you purchase a lot of these candies for Halloween, Christmas or other times of the year, this recipe is scrumptious way to use some of that candy up!

Last month our church hosted a Kid’s Fest (carnival) in a local park. I volunteered to bake homemade cookies to give away and recruited a bunch of other guys and gals to help me. Our table was set up next to the hot dogs we were giving away so we had a lot of traffic. I brought a double batch of Hershey’s Nugget Cookies along with six different kinds of thumbprint cookies for Friday night.

We went through so many cookies on Friday that I came home that night and baked a couple of hundred more cookies and baked several hundred more on Saturday morning! I even recruited more people to bring additional cookies for Saturday night. It was a whirlwind few days, but everyone loved all the cookies that people contributed. It turned out to be a great event for the community.

We always seem to manage to buy a lot of those Hershey’s Nuggets candies and stash them in the refrigerator so they keep a long time. I had so many candies that I decided it was time to incorporate them in something delicious and figured I’d give them a try in this recipe. I wasn’t disappointed with this recipe. These cookies were divine.

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Hershey’s Nugget Cookies are heavenly.

Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert

These cookies are filled with chocolate and almonds from the Hershey’s Nuggets. The flavor is incredible.

Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert

If you enjoy the flavors of chocolate and almonds, you’ll love Hershey’s Nugget Cookies.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, sea salt, baking soda and baking powder.

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Mix with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chopped Hershey’s Nuggets. I used mostly the dark roasted and the ones in the gold wrappers, but you can use a combination of candies as you desire. 

In my first batch of these cookies I used 2 1/2 to 3 cups of flour like the original recipe. In the second batch I increased the flour to 3 1/2 cups. I thought that worked a lot better. 

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Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

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Roll dough into balls and place on greased baking sheets.

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Bake at 350 about 13-15 minutes or until done.

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These cookies are heavenly.

Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert

Every bite is sensational.

Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert

These cookies are fabulous for potlucks, family reunions and backyard barbecues.

Here’s the recipe.

HERSHEY’S NUGGET COOKIES

(Recipe inspired from my Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe)

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These amazing cookies combine chopped Hershey's Nuggets candies with a Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough copycat recipe. The combination is heavenly!
Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in flour and chopped Hershey’s Nuggets with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Shape dough with hands into golf ball-sized dough balls and place a couple inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are light brown.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: In my first batch I used about 2 ½ to 3 cups of flour. In subsequent batches I found 3 ½ cups flour worked better.

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Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert

Hershey’s Nugget Cookies are also great for holiday parties.

Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert

If you’re looking for a way to use up Halloween or Christmas candy–this is the perfect way!

Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert

Hershey’s Nugget Cookies are mouthwatering good.

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Print Recipe
Hershey's Nugget Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These amazing cookies combine chopped Hershey's Nuggets candies with a Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough copycat recipe. The combination is heavenly!
Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Hershey's Nugget Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies use #MrsFields #chocolate chip cookie recipe plus #HersheysNuggets instead of chocolate chips. They are divine! #dessert
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in flour and chopped Hershey’s Nuggets with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Shape dough with hands into golf ball-sized dough balls and place a couple inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are light brown.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: In my first batch I used about 2 ½ to 3 cups of flour. In subsequent batches I found 3 ½ cups flour worked better.

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