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Chocolate Croissant Cookies

These Chocolate Croissant Cookies with a buttery croissant-style dough wrapped around a piece of Hershey’s chocolate and drizzled with more chocolate were the winner of this years Cook’s Country Christmas Cooking Contest.

Chocolate Croissant Cookies

 

Buttery and delicious Chocolate Croissant Cookies are made with a tender and rich dough wrapped around a Hershey bar.

As soon as I picked up the January 2015 issue of Cook’s Country and saw these cookies, I knew I had to make them right away.

Chocolate Croissant Cookies - a buttery dough wrapped around a Hershey bar.

I love, love, love a chocolate croissant, but making croissants has always seemed so intimidating to me.

Croissant-like cookies? That might be doable.

Chocolate Croissant Cookies - a buttery dough wrapped around a Hershey bar.

And they were doable. They didn’t come out looking quite as perfect as the ones in their pictures, but they were quite delicious.

I added a little almond extract and I wish I had thought to buy the Hershey Bars with almonds to really give them an almond flavor.

Chocolate Croissant Cookies - a buttery dough wrapped around a Hershey bar.

The dough was a little hard to work with and you need to work pretty quickly with it because it gets harder to work with as it warms up.

But these cookies were well worth the effort involved and they would make a great addition to a Christmas cookie tray.

Chocolate Croissant Cookies - a buttery dough wrapped around a chocolate bar.

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Chocolate Croissant Cookies

Chocolate Croissant Cookies

Buttery and delicious Chocolate Croissant Cookies are made with a tender and rich dough wrapped around a Hershey bar. Delicious!
PREP: 1 hr 25 mins
COOK: 20 mins
TOTAL: 1 hr 45 mins
SERVINGS: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (5 ounces)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 6 (1.55-ounce) Hershey's milk chocolate bars, the regular size
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons white sanding sugar, or granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and beat until mixed in.
  • Add the salt to the flour and then add the flour to the butter mixture in 2 additions, stopping to scrape down the sides of bowl. Beat just until the flour is incorporated into the mixture.
  • Place dough on a piece of plastic wrap, shape into a disk about 6 inches in diameter, wrap fully, and refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.
  • Place oven racks in upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Break 5 of the chocolate bars apart at the seams so you have a total of 20 pieces.
  • Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 20 by 8-inch rectangle. Cut dough into twenty 2 by 4-inch rectangles.
  • Place a piece of chocolate crosswise across each piece of dough. Chocolate should overhang the edges some. Fold dough around chocolate and place on prepared baking sheets seam side down.
  • Brush tops with egg and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown, switching and rotating baking sheets halfway through. Let cookies cool 5 minutes and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Break remaining chocolate bar into pieces, place in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on 50% power for about 1 minute. Stir and drizzle on cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American

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Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Cook’s Country Jan 2015

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35 thoughts on “Chocolate Croissant Cookies”

  1. These look amazing, but I’m having a hard time with the eggs. Are they to incorporate into the recipe or just for brushing on the finished product?

  2. OMG Christin, thank you so much for posting. These look amazing and I can’t wait to try them for my grandchildren.

  3. Why does it say 1 cup ( 5 ozs ) all-purpose does not say to use total amount ? can someone please help asap!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      All of the flour gets added in in step 3. Just mix it in in two additions instead of all at once.

  4. How do you store these? How long do they last? I need to make cookies for a party and would love to make these the night before.

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      You can store them in an air-tight container. It’s been a year since I’ve made them so I can’t exactly remember how well they keep, but I think it will be fine to make them a day in advance.

  5. Could this be made with gluten free all purpose flour? My sister has celiac but I would love to make these!!! Do you think it would work?

    1. GF flour can be used and substituted in any recipe. I use Pamela’s GF baking mix as flour, however there’s also a GF flour in the Pamela’s line. The baking mix has ground almond flour and it add’s a nice flavor. I’ve found that “packing” the measuring cup of GF flour/baking mix will allow cup for cup exchange of flours in any recipe. Omit any baking powder/soda from the recipe if you chose to use Pamela’s Baking Mix, it’s already in the mix.

  6. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    Uhm, these look AMAZING!! Who wouldn’t LOVE a chocolate bar wrapped in croissant dough! Almond croissants are my fave so I’m definitely on board with the almond extract!

  7. I’m with you, I love chocolate croissants but there is so much work involved. Love that you made cookies instead, they look incredible!

  8. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    this looks insane! it’s almost midnight but I could totally go for one of these right now ha! 😉 yum!

  9. This is such a great cookie idea, Christin! I think I’d like these much better than croissants, too! 🙂

  10. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Well, these look absolutely ridiculous. Like in the BEST possible way. Holy cow, where have croissant cookies been all my life?! Swooning over that gooey chocolate filling!

  11. This kind of blows my mind! Sounds crazy good…and I love that you added almond extract. I find you can never go wrong with that in chocolate things!

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