Another brilliant idea I found on the food blogosphere. Hot chocolate, marshammlows, chocolate chips in a cookie!? I love it and I LOVE these. I thought they were going to be good, but they really exceeded any expectations I had. I would choose these over a regular chocolate chip cookie any day of the week. The cookie dough itself was good enough, so good we ate half of it before even making the cookies. I think the secret was using my favorite flavor of hot chocolate....hazelnut. Mmmm! Try these this winter! You'll love them!
Hot Chocolate Cookies
adapted from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
2 sticks Salted Butter- At Room Temperature
1 cup White Granulated Sugar
⅔ cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
2 whole Large Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ¼ cups All-purpose Flour
4 packages (1 Oz. Packets, NOT Sugar-free) or 1/2 cup Hot Chocolate Mix *really try the hazelnut!
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips *you may also add milk chocolate and/or white chocolate chips in addition
Mini marshmallows for garnish *or you may fold in a cup with the chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350. 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 *and marshmallows if desired. Chill the dough for an hour or so.
Use a Tablespoon to scoop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. *If you want to add the marshmallows as pictured above, then press them into the cookies about a minute before they are ready to be taken out of the oven. Wait until they puff slightly, and remove the tray to a cooling rack. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.