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Raspberry Hugs Chocolate Cookies

 

I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day. Not because I had a boyfriend or secret admirer to shower me with flowers, chocolate, and a candle light dinner, but I just think it is a fun holiday. In grade school, I always looked forward to making Valentine’s cards for all of my classmates at school. Valentine’s Day parties were the best! My dad always made Valentine’s Day special by spoiling me and my sister with flowers and candy-dads are always the best Valentine:) I also love all of the pink and red decorations and candy that fill the stores this time of year. The other day I was walking through the Valentine’s Day aisle and stumbled upon Hershey’s Raspberry Hugs candy. I grabbed a bag and came home to create a special Valentine’s Day cookie-Raspberry Hugs Chocolate Cookies. Yay for Valentine’s Day!

If you haven’t tried the Hershey’s Raspberry Hugs, run to the store to find a bag. FYI-I found them at Target. The milk chocolate kisses are “hugged” by raspberry white creme. The Hugs are sweet with a layer of white chocolate and raspberry stripe on the outside and have a milk chocolate core. The Hugs are wrapped in shiny pink and silver foil which makes them perfect for Valentine’s Day.

I love raspberry and chocolate together so I made a rich chocolate cookie dough to wrap around the Raspberry Hugs. They were the perfect little surprise inside of the chocolate cookies. You can never have enough chocolate, so I added a white chocolate drizzle to the tops of the cookies. It complimented the Hugs nicely and made the cookies look extra special.

So are you a lover or hater of Valentine’s Day? Even if you don’t enjoy the holiday, you can still enjoy these Raspberry Hugs Chocolate Cookies. They are divine! And if you have a special someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day with this year, I am sure they would love to receive a dozen of these cookies.

Raspberry Hugs Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Rich chocolate cookies with a Raspberry Hug candy surprise! Your special Valentine will love a batch of these decadent cookies.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dutch processed cocoa
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (10 ounce) bag Hershey's Raspberry Hugs candy
1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.

3. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract. Mix until blended.

4. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until flour disappears. Unwrap the Hugs candies. Take a spoonful of cookie dough and wrap the dough around the Hug candy. Make sure the entire Hug is covered. Place cookie onto prepared baking sheet. Continue wrapping cookies until dough is gone. Make sure the cookies are 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

5. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Don't over bake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.

6. Place white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt. Drizzle chocolate over the cookies. Let cookies sit until chocolate hardens, about 10 minutes.

Note-if you can't find Raspberry Hugs, any Hershey's Kiss or Hug will work. I found the Raspberry Hugs at Target. They are a seasonal Valentine's Day candy.

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76 Responses to “Raspberry Hugs Chocolate Cookies”

  1. 1
    Blog is the New Black — January 30, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    I keep wanting to buy the hugs but I’m afraid I’ll eat them all!!! These look awesome!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 30, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    These really are perfect Valentine’s Day cookies!

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    Rosa — January 30, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    Wonderful Valentine’s Day cookies!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Kathryn — January 30, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    I love the little raspberry surprise inside these cookies! Just perfect.

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    Caroline — January 30, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    I love Valentine’s Day too. It’s the best! :-D Plus, a great excuse to eat lots of delicious treats. I am loving these! What a surprise in the middle. :-D

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 30, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    Mmm that drizzle really makes these guys fancy! They look delicious!

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — January 30, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    I love Valentine’s Day – the colors, the food, the extra hugs and love. And, these cookies are absolutely perfect for the special day.

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    Erica — January 30, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    I love cinnamony candy, so I naturally love vday! I havent seen these hugs- will keep an eye out. The cookies look like a fabulous gift

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 30, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    i am so drooling over these right now…the cookie queen strikes again :)

  10. 10

    they look great!

  11. 11
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 30, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    how delicious looking! i love the surprise inside!

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    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — January 30, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    mmm see I don’t even celebrate V day and I think I have to make it!

  13. 13
    TidyMom — January 30, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    we are out of cookies in our house…..these are calling my name!!

  14. 14
    Amy — January 30, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Oh, these look so yummy! How can you go wrong with those flavors? It looks divine!

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    Audra@The-Baker-Chick — January 30, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    I love any stuffed cookies and these are perfect! What a festive and delicious V-day treat!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — January 30, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Delicious stuff here w/ those raspberry hugs! Love!

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    Becky at Vintage Mixer — January 30, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    I need a little raspberry hug today! These are perfect little Valentine’s Day treats.

  18. 18

    How adorable! These are so perfect for V-day!

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — January 30, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    Chocolate and raspberry is a favorite combo in my book – probably even more than chocolate and peanut butter. These would have no shot of lasting a day in my kitchen!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — January 30, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    You are seriously the cookie queen. Every time I see a cookie recipe on here I think there’s no way you can top it and then you go ahead a post another amazing one! Chocolate + raspberry (or cherry) is my favorite sweet flavor combination. These would last about 5 seconds over here. :)

  21. 21

    OMG Raspberry Hugs!!! How did I not know about these? LOVE these cookies.

  22. 22
    Lauren — January 30, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I need to run out and get some of those hugs!!

  23. 23
    Becca@learnasyougocook — January 30, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Yum Yum raspberries and chocolate! This cookies are beautiful by the way

  24. 24
    Jessica — January 30, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    What better way to use those “leftover” candies?! ;-)

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    Sweetsugarbelle — January 30, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    So long a it’s a cookie, and that’s for me! Beautiful!!!!

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    Erin — January 30, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Darn, I just saw these at the store this morning, and passed them by :( Your cookies look wonderful, I might just need to make a trip back!

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    Shawna @ CheekyChic — January 30, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    I love this technique. There are so many possibilities! I also am a sucker for Valentine’s day. My mom always used to make a big deal out of it and I hope to leave that same impression with my kids. They’re all boys though so Valentine’s day has a certain ‘ick’ factor to them.

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — January 30, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    Hugs are so much better stuffed into cookies than on their own, these look dangerously good!! :)

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    Cookbook Queen — January 30, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    These cookies look just fabulous…I can’t WAIT til Valentines Day!!!!1

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — January 30, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Thanks for the shout out. I love that you put the cookie dough all the way around the hug. YUMMERS!! Those Raspberry hugs are delish!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — January 30, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I need to grab a bag of those Hershey kisses and whip up a batch of these delicious cookies!

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    Mariana — January 30, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Definitely bookmarking and hopefully eating in the near future!

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    Rebecca — January 30, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    Oh my word! I admit, I’m not a cookie fanatic. Give me plain old chocolate chip and I’m perfectly happy. But these? I know what I’m making tonight!

    Rebecca (hearts)…

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    Kare — January 30, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    I love this idea. They look especially festive with the white chocolate drizzle. Win! :)

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    Jen — January 30, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    I’m a sucker for all things raspberry and cookies, the chocolate is a bonus ! Piled the kids in the car and went to Target. Made these during nap time- Unbelievably delicious!! Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 30th, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

      Yay! So glad you liked the cookies!

  36. 36
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 30, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Maria I bet these are so fabulous. Choc + raspberry is such a great combo!

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    Urban Wife — January 30, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Heavenly! The only hugs my waistline can handle are real ones. Perhaps my excuse will be to bake these for a friend’s birthday. Sneaking a few test cookies before delivery never hurt anyone. ;)

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    Ann P. — January 30, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Thos! e raspberry hug kisses are the BEST! In a cookie, even better!!

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    Katrina — January 30, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    Must find those raspberry Hugs! The closest they’ll be is probably almost an hour away! sigh They sound really good though and the cookies–yum!

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    The Hungry Housewife — January 30, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    Oh man, I have not seen those in the store yet. I will have my eye out

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