Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hot Chocolate Cookies

The kids helped me bake cookies today as part of a project for school.  The cookies will be sent to a local Hospice House for the patients and their families.

I wanted to try something different than a regular chocolate chip cookie. Although in my opinion, you can't go wrong with a regular chocolate chip cookie.  I was just afraid the Hospice House might get lots of regular chocolate chip cookies and the recipients might appreciate something with a little twist!

I found a recipe for Hot Chocolate Cookies on Recipe Shoebox.  Check out her blog - there are so many great recipes on it for the holidays.  She even made homemade marshmallows!

These cookies were easy to make which was nice since I had two little helpers.  They weren't messy to make and they came together pretty quickly - which was nice since I had two little helpers!

Best of all - they were delicious.  (And why wouldn't they be?  They are made with three kinds of chocolate chips, hot chocolate mix and marshmallows!)


 Here's the recipe:

Hot Chocolate Cookies

From the Recipe Shoebox

The ingredients:
1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
⅔ cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3-¼ cups all-purpose flour
4 packets hot chocolate mix
1 tsp. salt
1-¼ tsp. baking soda
1 cup  white chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips (I only had semi-sweet chips in the house, so I just added another cup in place of the milk chocolate chips)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows

Directions: 
Cream butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients until well combined. NOTE:  Mixture will be thick.  Fold in chips.

 Scoop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

**READ THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY BEFOREHAND**
Bake at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes, remove pan from oven, then working quickly press 3-4 mini marshmallows into the top of each cookie...pressing them down into the partially baked dough so the cookie will flatten slightly and the marshmallows will not fall out.  Replace cookies in oven and bake an additional 2-3 minutes, or until edges and marshmallows are light golden brown.  Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. 

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Mari said...

These sounds amazing!

deborah said...

Yummy! It's just hard to beat chocolate! I made cookies quite a while ago that had hot chocolate mix in them. I don't think the recipe I did had marshmallows, but I may have forgotten. I love cookies...not such a good thing for my waist..

Tricia said...

These look way more fun than plain ol chocolate chip cookies. Recipe looks easy enough, doesn't look like I need any special baking skills for these, I think I'll give them a try. Kids will love em. Thanks for sharing!