Courtesy of Carmi Wilmot, Hanover, PA
Love hot cocoa? This Hot Chocolate Cookie recipe lets you have your hot chocolate 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: 10-15 minutes
Bake time: 9-11 minutes
Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies
1 ¼ cups (2 ½ sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
5 packets (3/4 cup) hot chocolate mix (with sugar)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup miniature marshmallows
Special Baking Tips for the Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe
If you like the flavor of chocolate and mint together, substitute 1 teaspoon mint flavoring for 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
As you drop cookie dough onto trays, try to allow marshmallows to set on the tops of cookies. The sugar in the marshmallows crystalizes and melts when brought into contact with the baking sheet surface. But when marshmallows are on the tops of the cookies, they hold their shape and turn to a golden brown.
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