Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hot Cocoa Cookies

A couple weeks ago (I know, weeks, I am so bad @ keeping up with blogging when it's the holidays) I had a work meeting and these work meetings are a great place to test out new recipes. Who can resist trying a dessert when it's placed right in front of them? ppff! I can't!

I usually bust out some new cupcake flavor that I have saved in my favorites but this time I wanted to try some...cookies! So while browsing on Pinterest (we are all guilty) I came across some hot cocoa cookies. They were screaming at me through the computer screen "make me, make me!" I swear!

So, I made them.

You can find the recipe I used here @ Pip & Ebby. I will give it to you as well and show you how yummy these turned out!

In a medium saucepan, melt together:
1 stick unsalted butter
12 oz. chopped semisweet chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
Stir frequently over medium heat until smooth. Let cool for 15 minutes.


In a medium bowl, whisk together:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Using an electric mixer, beat together:
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Beat on low speed until smooth, 2 minutes. Mix in the cooled chocolate mixture just until blended.

Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, mixing on low speed until just comined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and roll between your palms to form 1-inch balls. (This part got very messy, beware!)

Arrange about 16 balls 2 inches apart on each cookie sheet, flattening slightly.

Bake until the tops of the cookies crack, about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut 7.5 ounces of semisweet chocolate (bars) into 1-inch squares. Snip 8 marshmallows in half crosswise and stick 1 square of chocolate onto each of the cut sides.


Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and gently press a marshmallow half, chocolate side down, into each cookie.


Bake until the marshmallows are just softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer the pans to racks to cool for 5 minutes.

Grate 5 ounces of semisweet chocolate over the hot cookies. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to the racks and let cool.


I used some leftover Andie's mints on some on my cookies instead of the chocolate..they were delicious also! You can see that some have a hint of green :)



 Whoa baby! Take a look at that cookie! I found that even the next day as there were a few left over, if you just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds, it's just like they are fresh out of the oven. Ooey, gooey & oh so delicious! A perfect treat for a cold winter night :)



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4 comments:

  1. YUM! Chocolate and marshmallow, what's not to love?? Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  2. Oh wow I need to make these now, so yummy looking. I will definitely be making these soon. Cute blog! Found your post over at Something Swanky. I'm your newest follower, please follow me back at http://bridgetbakes.blogspot.com/

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  3. These look delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking them up. I hope to see you again next week :)

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  4. Hi there, I'm hosting My Sweet party and I would love you to join! Check it out at http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/07/my-sweet-party-july-my-favourite-pie.html

    Cheers!

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