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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup instant hot chocolate mix. (I used the kind with mini marshmallows )
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
mini marshmallows
1 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

Preheat oven to 350 
Line baking sheets with parchment paper
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, hot chocolate mix, baking soda and salt
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 
Add eggs one at a time. Mix in milk and vanilla. 
Add the flour mixture, and beat until just combined. 
Using the medium scoop, drop onto parchment lined baking sheets. 

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Place 3 mini marshmallows (or more) on top of each warm cookie. Return to oven and bake another 2 minutes or until the marshmallows look puffy. 
Remove cookies from oven and let cookies cool on rack a couple minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. 

Put the confectioner's sugar in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, melt together butter, milk, cocoa, and espresso powder.   Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. 
Pour butter mixture into confectioner's sugar and beat until creamy. 
Immediately drizzle mixture over cooled cookies. 
I used a icing bag to drizzle the chocolate mixture on

This recipe is slightly adapted from Land O Lakes. 
I  have not tried to freeze them, but I suspect they do not freeze well. 
Makes 2 1./2 dozen. 


Cyndi said...

Just found your blog today! You always make the best goodies, so glad to see you share the recipes too!

suzy said...

I am so glad you did! Thank you!