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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 12: Hot Chocolate Cookies – Better Than Cocoa!
December 29, 2015
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Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes, cookie trivia, offers, and simple baking tips to give you easy ways to bake 12 days of homemade Christmas cookies.

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Feature: Day 12 - Hot Chocolate Cookies : Better Than Cocoa!

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Love hot cocoa? This Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe lets you have your cocoa and eat it too.

These amazing drop cookies have just enough chocolate in the dough to classify them as a chocolate cookie.

But it’s the chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows – melted and browned on the top, just like they’d be if warmed under an oven broiler or over a campfire – that mimic a mug of hot cocoa. 

The marshmallows melt and ooze, adding a hint of caramel flavor, too. Pair them up with a glass of milk or a cup of hot chocolate and you'll feel cozy and warm even when it's cold outside.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 9-11 minutes
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies

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To Help You Make the Cookies In This Issue

In case you don’t have these in your kitchen already, here is some gear you need to make the recipes in this issue!

Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix (Rich Chocolate) 50 Packets Artisan Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

More Easy Chocolate Cookie Recipes

”Black Gold” Chocolate Cookie Recipe: Amazingly Rich Chocolate Crinkles: Easy Cake Mix Cookie Recipe Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies: Just 6 Ingredients Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies: Fun for Kids and Families

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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