Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Cocoa CookiesI hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!! I know I did. And one of the things that made it so incredibly yummy were the hot cocoa cookies I made. A friend of mine discovered this deliciousness 2 years ago and they have been my favorite cookie ever since. I continue to spread the joy of this recipe, since there are still people around the world that aren’t aware of them. I found this particular recipe on Baked Bree. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together both sugars and the butter until light and fluffy.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix the eggs and vanilla into the wet ingredients.
  5. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, in stages. (Remember to scrape the bottom of the bowl if you’re using a standing mixer.
  6. The recipe says to chill the dough for an hour. (I have never done this step and they have always come out delicious.)
  7. Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet using an ice cream scooper.
  8. Bake them for 9 to 11 minutes, BUT, the last 2 minutes of baking, add 4 marshmallows to each cookie, gently pressing them into the cookie. (I baked for 9 minutes, added the marshmallows and then baked an additional 2 minutes.)
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

Tara’s Tips: Some recipes add chocolate chips. I personally think that you can overdo a cookie, so I haven’t tried this, but in case you feel adventurous: Add 1 c each of white, milk, and semi-sweet chocolate chips before chilling in step 6.

4 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate Cookies

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    Roni

    December 26, 2013 at 7:45pm

    Yes, these are the bestest! I made them again this Christmas and gifted to my staff! As always Cousin Tara’s shared recipes ROCK! Merry Christmas

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    Meg

    January 3, 2014 at 3:18pm

    I have never heard of these but they sound amazing!! Happy new year!

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