Tuesday, January 1, 2013

{Recipe} Gooey Hot Cocoa Cookies

 I love a good cookie and this one is fantastic!  I slightly adapted the recipe from Baked Bree.  I wanted my cookies to have a gooey chocolaty middle so I used Hershey's Chocolate Baking Melts.  Have you seen these baking melts?  They are more like chocolate wafers and they are perfect for stuffing inside a cookie. They took my cookie over the top.

 I made these for my family to try and they loved them.  They are a perfect cookie for a cup of hot cocoa or even a glass of milk.


Gooey Hot Cocoa Cookies
by Wende Rickett

  • 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 marshmallow bits
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • baking melts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  3. In a stand or electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until well combined.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla beating until well combined.
  5. Place flour, hot cocoa mix, baking soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  6. Slowly add to the wet ingredients along with white chips until just combined.
  7. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  8. Using your thumb, press a well into each cookie.
  9. Place two baking melts into the well of each cookie.
  10. Place another scoop of cookie dough on top and press edges gently.
  11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are just golden brown.
  12. Allow cookies to cool on pan 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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