Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Cookie #16- Hot Chocolate Cookies {New for 2010!}

I thought it was time to shake things up around here and try out a new recipe.

So, this morning the girls and I used our brand new KitchenAid Mixer {squeal!} (an unexpected and extremely extravagant gift from friends that completely took me by surprise and actually made me cry) and we whipped up a batch of Hot Chocolate Cookies. Yes, that's right, there's actually hot chocolate powder in these babies.

Verdict: They are awesome. Especially with a tall glass of milk. Mmmmm! Ok, I'd better go banished them to the basement freezer now. Maybe that'll keep me from sneaking a few {more!}

p.s- how did I ever survive baking without a fancy mixer?! Oh my word. It is such a beautiful thing. Amen.

Hot Chocolate Cookies
(recipe from bakedbree)

2 sticks room temperature butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup each milk, and semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-2 cups mini marshmallows

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugars until smooth.
Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients in 3 to 4 parts, making sure all is incorporated.

Fold in chips. Chill the dough for an hour or so. Scoop dough {I used an ice cream scooper} onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. {I didn't have parchment paper and instead just greased my cookie sheets}

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
**During the last two minutes of cooking time, add the marshmallows to the tops of the cookies. You will need to press them in a bit and let them bake for another 2 minutes or until they start to puff.

Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.


  1. ooohh!! exciting -- on the cookies AND the mixer :)

  2. Awwww Sara I'm totally squealing ***for*** you. A kitchenAID mixer from your friends??? That just proves what an amazing woman you are and how truly LOVED you are. I'm definitely in accord with them. That is quite a gift, for sure. I bet you smile every time you use it. EnnnnnJOY!!!!

  3. Yay!!! You tried the cookies! So glad you loved them, aren't they yummy?? And yay for the mixer! I'm not a baker like you, but got one as a gift a few years ago and it is the best. Have fun with it!!

  4. These I just might have to try! Hugs to you all!

  5. Oh wow you got your mixer. That is amazing!! So happy for you :)

  6. yeah for the mixer!!! what wonderful friends and such a perfect gift for a baker.

    i have one but i generally fall back to my hand mixer... especially on days when we do marathon baking. it is easier to just wash the beaters and keep changing bowls. i LOVE my mixer for mashed potatoes and large batches. i think it is hard to get out of the habit of using the hand mixer because i have done it for so long.

    enjoy my friend.

  7. You deserve the mixer my friend! That is soooo awesome.

  8. These I just might have to try! Hugs to you all!

  9. ooohh!! exciting -- on the cookies AND the mixer :)


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