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[The Cookie Elf] Hot Cocoa Cookies – Better Than Hot Chocolate
December 29, 2020
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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Feature: Hot Cocoa Cookies - Better Than Hot Chocolate!

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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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Get Organized in the New Year

I’m all about finding simple ways to spend time on what matters and eliminate the stuff I don’t need to do. Since you’re a Cookie Elf reader, I bet you feel the same.

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Cookie Baking Tip: How to Prevent Marshmallow Ooze

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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