Hot Chocolate Cookie: A Treat for the Chilly Season

This Christmas, I tried to make a cookie with hot chocolate mix. And thus, the hot chocolate cookie was born! Well, it took a couple tries. But I’m here to make it happen.

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This Christmas season, I made a ton of cookies. The reason why I didn’t post them is because they were already someone else’s recipes. Bummer! But with the craziness of a blog start up and the holidays at the same time, I needed to make sure I made some cookies.

 Actually, if you want to try the cookies that I make every year, you can get the recipe book here. My family has been using this book for years and the recipes inside are tried and true! The idea of the book is to make one master dough and all the 50 cookies in the book just add to the original recipe. I made 8-10 different types of cookies with this one dough. Pretty awesome.

Anyway!

The one cookie that I tried that wasn’t in the book was the hot chocolate cookie. A little round with a toasted marshmallow on top. It just seemed so fun!

But there was a lot more tweaking that needed to be done. It didn’t work with the master dough that I had made; the cookies were hard and dry from trying to work in the hot cocoa mix.

So I made my own dough from scratch. And it came out rather smashingly!

Before you make these little hot chocolate cookies yourself, there is a few things you should note.

Make sure you blend your wet goods before mixing it with your dry goods. Don’t skip this! I did this on one of my attempts and ended up with streaks of butter that wouldn’t mix in for anything.

Another thing I would like to point out is that you have to be careful with your marshmallows! I had the most success with using my fancy culinary torch you can find here. If you’re a kid reading this post, let an adult help. Or at least supervise. Burns aren’t fun.

If you plan on toasting your marshmallows in the oven, only have them in the oven for two to three minutes. I put mine in for five minutes and they melted down to nothing! I just had the shallow imprint of a marshmallow that once was…

But I digress.

Have fun, and take pictures! Follow me on twitter (@theFDLBlog) and use #fdlfoods! I’d love to see what you fine folks are cooking up. 🙂

Cheers!

Gem

Hot Chocolate Cookie

  • Yield about 5 dozen cookies
  • Prep Time: About 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Goods you need

  • 2 packets hot cocoa mix (6 tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • about 60 mini marsmallows (3/4 cup)

Let's get to it!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together dry ingredients until combined. Put in wet ingredients and chocolate chips and mix until combined.

  4. Scoop rounded teaspoons of dough on an ungreased baking sheet about an inch apart and gently flatten any rounded tops.

  5. Place in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the cookies are just under cooked.

  6. If using an oven, place a mini marshmallow in the top of the cookie and place in the oven for 2 minutes.
    If using a culinary torch you still need to put the marshmallows in the cookies. Afterwards, turn on your torch to a small flame. Put the marshmallow in the middle of the flame and pull out immediately. Do not linger. As soon as you put the marshmallow in the flame, take it out.

  7. Put on a cooling rack and allow to cool before serving.

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