Looking to make a special treat? These Chewy Hot Cocoa Cookies are perfect to dunk in milk. I think these might be Santa’s favorite this year!
Anyone else feeling a bit behind this holiday season? I’m scrambling to keep up with gifts and all that life is throwing our way. Our whole fall has been a blur–our schedule is filled to the brim. The girls’ Christmas Break started yesterday and I am SO ready to relax!
It’s officially winter here now. We have over a foot of snow and temperatures are frigid. Hot cocoa is a must…so are these hot cocoa cookies! You can dunk these in either milk OR cocoa. Nothing wrong with a little sugar rush, right?
Every holiday season, we make a few of our favorite stand-by desserts: sugar cookies, Buckeyes and Corn Flake Wreaths, but add a few new recipes into the mix. Some end up as our new favorites and others we can live without. These Hot Cocoa Cookies are a new MUST.
These cookies are thinner than others, making them almost like a cookie brittle. They’re chewy and gooey from the marshmallow–with a little crunch around the edges. YUM! If you want to make it extra chocolatey (yeah, that’s totally a word), use milk chocolate chips instead of white. The cookies are delicious either way.
Chewy Hot Cocoa Cookies
- 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup butter , room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350º.
In a medium bowl, add cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
Using the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl, add butter and sugar. Mix on medium speed until combined and creamy.
Add one egg at a time, mixing well. Pour in vanilla.
Slowly add bowl of dry ingredients using low speed.
Fold in white chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Using a Tablespoon, drop cookies in rows of 3. The will spread quite a bit!
Bake 8-9 minutes. Do not overcook!
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before putting on a cooling rack.
Just a heads up: this calls for cocoa powder. There are quite a few varieties available, but I love the Aldi and Trader Joes’ versions best. Just make sure it’s cocoa powder and NOT Nesquik–I’ve made that mistake before!
We’re gearing up to start an epic baking session this weekend. My butter is softening on the counter and I’ve got my baking rack all ready. Yes, I have a rolling rack for baking. It’s filled with frosting, sprinkles, sugars and everything a wannabe baker needs. I try, guys! I also have pulled out our favorite recipes from my binder and they’re waiting on a clip board. Organization is essential when you’re cooking with kiddos!
What cookies or desserts are a MUST on your baking list?