Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Hot Chocolate Cookies
Who knew hot chocolate could be as sweet and chewy in cookie form? This Valentine’s Day, bake a batch of Hot Chocolate Cookies for your favorite person. It's meant to yield 30 to 40 cookies for snacking and sharing. Whether you're cozying up to a cheesy rom-com or you're on a cozy date, this treat will put a smile on you and your hungry Valentine's face.
6 oz. Bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2¼ cups All-purpose flour
3 envelopes Hot cocoa mix without marshmallows (about 1.38 ounces each)
1 tsp. Instant espresso powder
1 tsp. Baking powder
½ tsp. Baking soda
¼ tsp. Kosher salt
2 sticks Salted room temperature butter
1¾ cups Sugar
Two Large Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1½ cups White chocolate chips
24 Marshmallows, halved crosswise with kitchen shears
- Chop the bittersweet chocolate and add them to a bowl.
- Pour water into a pan and turn the heat up. Place the bowl with the chocolate chips. Let the chocolate melt for 3 to 4 minutes; then remove from the heat before cooling completely.
- Whisk the flour, hot cocoa mix, and espresso powder in a separate bowl.
- In a different bowl, lightly beat the butter and sugar.
- Beat the eggs separately, one at a time. Add the vanilla extract to taste.
- Incorporate dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
- Add a tablespoon of salt and white chips for an extra special touch on these delicious treats.
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough into each ball and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet 2 inches apart from one another.
- Bake until edges are just beginning set, 9 to 10 minutes (or fewer!)
- When the cookies are done baking, place one marshmallow on each one.
- Continue cooking until edges are set, and plasticity is achieved 2 to 3 more minutes.
- Transfer to racks to finish cooling completely after five minutes, serve and enjoy.
Did you know cocoa powder is said to have medicinal properties? Using a little more of that cocoa powder to create a dark chocolate finish wouldn’t hurt.