Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate CookiesHot Chocolate Cookies (Adapted from Land O Lakes)

For the cookies

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup instant hot chocolate cocoa mix - I used a milk chocolate variety
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
24 large marshmallows, cut in half crosswise

For the glaze

1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder

To make the cookies

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa mix, baking soda and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined after each. Mix in milk and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Using a teaspoon cookie scoop, drop the dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake until the cookie are set, about 8 minutes. Remove and carefully place a marshmallow, cut side down, in the center of each cookie. Place back in the oven and continue baking until the marshmallow begins to look puffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and let cookies sit on the baking sheet for 1 minute before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the glaze

Place confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, add butter, milk and cocoa. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil - let cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Pour mixture into the bowl of confectioners' sugar and beat until creamy.

Immediately spoon a little of the glaze over each of the cooled cookies.

Makes about 48 cookies.

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  1. oh my goodness, those look SO GOOD! I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe out.

    Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Angela - I hope you like us know how they work out for you!

  3. Oh I love the idea of hot chocolate cookies! I'm definitely saving this recipe. :)

  4. Another recipe that looks like I should "audition" it for this year's Christmas baking binge! And given that it's chocolate, Conrad will be ALL OVER THEM!


  5. eatme_delicious - Thanks!

    Peter - I liked this recipe quite a bit, it was fun and just a bit different than your everyday cookie!

  6. I saw your comment on Cookie Madness so I had to check these out. I wish I hadn't tossed the hot chocolate mix that had been hanging out in our cupboard. I think we would have liked these!


  7. I'm please to share that I didn't throw out that hot chocolate mix!! I got really tidy and recycled the box and consolidated all of the various hot chocolate mixes into one box, so we're going to be making cookies!!

  8. Hope you like the cookies Sue!

  9. too salty, too much butter, I give them a 5.
    I would like to try hot chocolate again, but a different recipe please.

  10. Anon - We didn't find them too salty at all... sorry you felt that way! Did you perhaps used salted butter?

  11. Awesome recipe :-D
    Looks so delicious and simple to make! GOOOOOOD!

  12. I am literally in the middle of making these cookies and I just want to say that the first batch is amazing! I used Fat Free Hot Chocolate Mix so maybe that will knock like 3 calories off! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Just made these and enjoyed them tons! I only had no sugar added mix and they still taste great. I almost thing it would be too sweet with regular mix... so yummy.