DAY 8: Hot Cocoa Cookies
Fun cookies made with hot cocoa mix and freeze-dried mini marshmallows. The cocoa mix makes for a light-chocolately flavored cookie. A good quality dark chocolate mix will give more flavor than a milk chocolate variety.
These little marshmallow bits are great for sprinkling into cocoa or over ice cream. And they are perfect for cookies. Don’t add real marshmallows to cookie dough: they will melt in your oven and all over your cookie sheets. Burnt melted marshmallow goo is not fun to clean.
These are also available in chocolate and peppermint flavors. Peppermint marshmallow bits and mint flavored chocolate chips make for great Mint Hot Cocoa Cookies!
Hot Cocoa Cookies
(adapted from Love From the Oven)
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
4 pkg (about 1 ¼ oz or ¼ c each) Hot Cocoa Mix
1 tsp salt
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
1 ½ cups dried Marshmallow Bits (not soft marshmallows!)
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Use a mixer to cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, hot cocoa mix, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and marshmallow bits.
Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for five minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove to a wire rack.
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies
For Mint Hot Cocoa Cookies: use mint chocolate chips and peppermint flavored marshmallow bits.