When it’s cold outside, all I want to do is curl up with a cozy blanket, and a cup of hot cocoa… But let’s get serious, it’s barely ever cold in Florida. So here’s a great alternative to a hot cup of cocoa…Hot Cocoa Cookies! Yes, hot cocoa cookies!
These are basically chocolate chips cookies with a twist! Sprinkle mini marshmallows inside each cookie and the marshmallows slightly melt giving you that caramelized toasty yumminess! So you have transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary. To an unsuspecting guest, they look like your average chocolate chip cookies…So imagine their surprise when they take a bite and discover a surprise… a cup of hot cocoa in a cookie!
These cookies are great for a cookie exchange or holiday party… But you may not want to share!
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 4 packages or 3/4 cups hot cocoa mix – NOT SUGAR FREE
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl with a standing mixer until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients.
Gradually mix dry ingredients into butter mixture until well blended.
Stir in chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Drop 2 tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Cool on wire racks.