Dark Chocolate Tiger Cookies (also known as Crinkle Cookies)-using Special Dark Hershey’s Cocoa makes all the difference in these cookies!
This is a tale of 2 cocoas. I usually don’t worry about fancy ingredients when I’m baking. I can’t get them unless I want to go online and order them anyway. Hershey’s cocoa has always been a staple in my house, even as a kid.
When Hershey’s came out with their Special Dark Cocoa, I was in love. A much deeper flavor. But it didn’t work for everything. A few things I baked looked almost black.
Yes the taste was there, wonderful but if it doesn’t look appealing to eat then, well, who wants to eat it. So I always have both regular and the special dark cocoas in my cabinet.
This is one recipe that calls for the Special Dark. I tested, a few times, just to be sure. Just look at the dough. If this was frosting, we’d all be dipping our spoons into the fudgy one on the right. Once baked up, you can still see a difference.
The true difference is in the taste of these cookies. The regular cocoa produces a chocolate cookie but nothing special. The Special Dark cookies make you close your eyes and savor the deep, dark chocolate, almost like a rich brownie.