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

  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

  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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