As I begin this first post of the 2018 #ChristmasCookiesWeek event with my fabulous blogger friends, it is near 80 degrees F. I think it’s kind of funny that my first cookie is hot chocolate cookies. It just seems too warm for something called hot chocolate. But I thought it was the perfect choice to kick off the event.
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This cookie is rich, chock full of chocolate and marshmallows. Just like a warm cup of cocoa. In fact, they would be perfect with warm cup of cocoa. I made them to take to a potluck and came home with an empty tray. They are THAT good.
I have a lot of chocolate cookie recipes on the site, including Mexican hot chocolate cookies, nutty triple chocolate cookies, and Alex’s double chocolate white chip cookies to name a few. These hot chocolate cookies are the chocolatiest ones yet.
With cocoa, four packages of hot cocoa and chocolate chunks these cookies are a chocolate lovers dream come true. I like to make trays of cookies with a variety of choices and this one will be included for sure this year. These cookies will probably become my family’s new favorite.
Hot Chocolate Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, I used Adams Extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup baking cocoa
- 4 packets hot cocoa
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheets with a Silpat and set aside.
Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and Adams pure vanilla extract in a bowl.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Combine flour, baking soda, hot cocoa, and salt in a bowl and stir well.
Slowly add dry mix into butter mixture until blended well. Be careful not to over mix. Add chocolate chunks and mix briefly until they are distributed.
Fold mini marshmallows into cookie mix.
Using a medium cookie scoop, drop onto prepared cookie sheet, 2-inches apart. Bake for 14-16 minutes.
Remove from cookie sheet and let cool.
Some marshmallows may melt into the batter, that's OK. They will still taste delicious. If you'd like, press one or two mini marshmallows on top of each cookie before baking.
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