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Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies

You can make this simple cookie recipe in no time! Easy Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies are the perfect Halloween Cookie - a double chocolate cookie filled with chocolate and candy corn!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder you can use regular unsweetened but they won’t be as dark as shown
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup honey roasted peanuts optional (add more chocolate chips if not using)
  • 3/4 cup candy corn


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Mix in chocolate chips, nuts, and candy corn.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the cookie sheets, 3 inches apart. NOTE: your candy corn MUST be enclosed in the cookies and not peeking out on the bottoms. If candy corn is showing where they hit the cookie sheet they’ll melt out. Just manipulate each dough ball so that none are showing. If the dough is too wet to do this immediately, you can chill it for 30 minutes (or just get your hands dirty!) If you want to top the cookies with more candy corn to show what’s inside, do this before baking.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes until they just lose their glossy sheen. Err on the side of underdone for these cookies; they taste better that way. Cool at least 5 minutes on cookie sheets before removing.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.



Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg