Hershey’s Baking Melts Cookies & Giveaway

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Before we get into the recipe, look what I got in the mail from Hershey’s!

Nov 24, 2012, 9:34 PM

Yep, that’s a Hershey’s® Cookie Headquarter Apron, one package of Hershey’s® Baking Melts Chocolates, one package of Hershey’s® Bits ‘o’ Brickle® Toffee Chips, one package of Hershey’s® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, one package of Hershey’s® Kisses® Chocolates, one canister of Hershey’s® Cocoa, and one set of recipe cards featuring the core Hershey’s® holiday recipes.

I know, it’s amazing. And I couldn’t wait to try out some of the chocolate, including Hershey’s new Baking Melts. The Baking Melts are these cute little discs that can be mixed into batters or even sandwiched between two cookies. The best thing about using them in this cookie recipe is that you get more chocolate in every bite. And how can you go wrong with more chocolate?

Hershey's Baking Melts Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter , softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups (9.5-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S BAKING MELTS Milk Chocolate or (10-oz.-pkg.) HERSHEY’S BAKING MELTS Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Heat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet.

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; slide parchment paper and cookies to wire rack. Cool completely. 3 dozen cookies.

Recipe from Hershey’s.

And because Hershey’s is so awesome, they’ve given me a holiday baking prize back to give away to one of you! Leave a comment below stating which Hershey’s product you are excited to bake with this holiday season.

Hershey’s provided me with a holiday baking pack and will ship a second pack directly to a winner. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 9, 2012. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.


48 Responses to “Hershey’s Baking Melts Cookies & Giveaway”

    kathleen on 1 December 3rd, 2012 7:58 pm

    I usually hunt for new things to bake with and I have not seen these baking melts yet so they are definitely tops on my list. We’ve already baked our first batches of cookies last weekend. We’re ready to start some more.

    Mellisa W on 2 December 3rd, 2012 8:16 pm

    Great giveaway. Thanks!

    Amanda Thompson on 3 December 3rd, 2012 8:18 pm

    I love baking with the toffee chips!

    Ingrid on 4 December 3rd, 2012 8:19 pm

    I’m really excited about the baking melts – didn’t know they had those! But I also just picked up a bundle of their cinnamon chips that I’m looking forward to adding to all sorts of goodies

    Shannon Siracuse on 5 December 3rd, 2012 8:41 pm

    I love the idea of the baking melts, especially because my family are card carrying chocoholics!!

    Marta Freud on 6 December 3rd, 2012 8:53 pm

    I’m very excited about the baking melts–I like the idea of them better than the chocolate chunks and they’re a nice change from chocolate chips.

    Stephy on 7 December 3rd, 2012 9:11 pm

    Ooh, I’d love to try those Hershey baking melts. I’m currently sifting through my favorite recipes to make Christmas goodie baskets for everyone, and I’d love to try some of my chocolate-filled cookies with them!

    Gail C on 8 December 3rd, 2012 9:25 pm

    I plan to try the baking melts.
    I just finished making several batches of cookies with the Toffee Chips–so delicious!!
    Very inspired now.

    Mimi on 9 December 3rd, 2012 9:34 pm

    I really want to try the baking melts! Maybe in a peanut butter cookie?

    Alison on 10 December 3rd, 2012 10:00 pm

    This is my first time seeing the baking melts. I’d love to experiment with those!

    Andrea on 11 December 3rd, 2012 10:21 pm

    I’d like to try the baking melts. I’ve definitely tried everything else!

    Emily Jennewein on 12 December 3rd, 2012 11:01 pm

    We love to bake and with my college girls coming home for winter break, I bet we’ll do some serious damage with the Hershey’s® Bits ‘o’ Brickle® Toffee Chips. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Laurie on 13 December 4th, 2012 5:00 am


    Katie on 14 December 4th, 2012 5:00 am

    I’m pretty intrigued by those baking melts!

    corinne on 15 December 4th, 2012 5:26 am

    Mmm I love those Heath bar bits, but I’m definitely curious about the Melts!

    Susan in Minnesota on 16 December 4th, 2012 5:44 am

    I love baking with toffee bits! So much more convenient than buying a bunch of Heath bars and chopping them up after unwrapping them all (although I have done that too!)

    Cori on 17 December 4th, 2012 6:32 am

    I love toffee pieces in cookies and blondies!

    tiffany on 18 December 4th, 2012 7:00 am

    I am excited to try the baking melts. More chocolate is a good thing!

    barbara n on 19 December 4th, 2012 7:10 am

    The new Hershey’s baking melts look yummy and I am anxious to try them in the peppermint dazzlers recipe

    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie on 20 December 4th, 2012 7:46 am

    Obviously I always look forward to baking with anything Reese’s related, which isn’t pictured but is a Hershey’s product 😉

    Maureen on 21 December 4th, 2012 8:34 am

    The Bit O Brickle toffee pieces. I have a recipe that calls for these and it just gives that extra crunch and yumminess to the item,.

    Joellen Finnie on 22 December 4th, 2012 8:56 am

    Looks like a winner

    Joellen Finnie on 23 December 4th, 2012 9:09 am

    Looks deeelicisous

    Joellen Finnie on 24 December 4th, 2012 9:09 am

    looks great

    Margie on 25 December 4th, 2012 11:51 am

    I love all things Hershey. Last night I baked with giant Hershey bars, milk chocolate chips and Heath Bits. I can’t wait to try the Hershey Melts.

    Lisa on 26 December 4th, 2012 4:04 pm

    I LOVE the toffee bits

    Megan on 27 December 4th, 2012 4:15 pm

    I love to bake with Hershey’s Kisses

    Calli on 28 December 4th, 2012 6:11 pm

    I’m excited to try these baking chips!

    Jules on 29 December 4th, 2012 6:20 pm

    I am looking forward to experimenting with the toffee chips this holiday season!

    Kate F. on 30 December 4th, 2012 6:37 pm

    I love baking with the Heath English Toffee bits!

    Anna M. on 31 December 4th, 2012 7:49 pm

    I am extremely excited about the baking melts! I would love to be able to whip something delicious up with any of these Hershey products! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!!

    manda on 32 December 4th, 2012 8:24 pm

    Heath Bits

    casey on 33 December 5th, 2012 11:31 am

    I love their semi-sweet chocolate!

    Wynn on 34 December 5th, 2012 12:25 pm

    Call me boring, but I will always love the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

    JanM on 35 December 5th, 2012 2:53 pm

    I NEED the Hershey’s® Cocoa to make chocolate cookies! 🙂

    D Schmidt on 36 December 5th, 2012 10:08 pm

    I am excited to bake with HERSHEY’S BAKING MELTS Semi-Sweet Chocolate this holiday season

    Laura L on 37 December 6th, 2012 9:34 am

    These would a great change from trying to chop up Heath Bars with a knife- I end up with pieces flying all over the place!

    Cera on 38 December 6th, 2012 9:56 am

    I love their semi-sweet baking chips for pretty much everything.

    Dianna on 39 December 7th, 2012 10:57 am

    I’m excited to use their semi sweet chocolate chips. I have a salty sweet bark I make for holiday parties, and the chips are part of the recipe.

    Stefani Roberts on 40 December 7th, 2012 11:13 am

    I would love to try Hershey’s baking melts in my holiday cookies this year. I’ve never used them before and they look delicious and fun. Thank you!

    Amanda H. on 41 December 8th, 2012 8:04 pm

    The baking melts–I have a chocolate disk that I use for chocolate chip cookies, but it is outrageously expensive–curious if these will give the same wow factor.

    Kelly D on 42 December 9th, 2012 4:49 pm

    I would like to bake with their cocoa.

    Julie on 43 December 9th, 2012 7:04 pm

    semi sweet chocolate chips for me

    Jenifer on 44 December 9th, 2012 7:25 pm

    Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips in my chocolate fudge is a staple. I can’t wait to make this holiday treat for my family.

    Kai Charles on 45 December 9th, 2012 7:48 pm

    I love their cocoa and white chocolate chips

    Mary McRee on 46 November 17th, 2013 7:12 pm

    I love the Heath chips!!

    Sonya Singh on 47 November 18th, 2013 6:39 pm

    I really want to use the baking melts!

    Daisy on 48 November 29th, 2013 3:43 pm

    I would like to try baking melts!!!!!