Friday, August 23, 2013

Hot Cocoa Cookies

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I love hot cocoa.

I really love hot cocoa.

I've been known to drink it in the middle of August when temperatures climb well over a hundred.

It's just so delicious. The milky chocolate goodness, the creamy warmth, and fresh marshmallows combine to make the perfect drink.

So when I first saw Kraft Mallow Bits, I knew I had to try and make a hot cocoa cookie.

I was so excited to find the marshmallow bits. I've tried baking with actually mini marshmallows in the past to create rocky road cookies. They were a horrible failure. They all melted out of the cookies and cemented themselves to the baking sheet in a burnt-on, gooey mess. So needless to say, finding marshmallows intended for baking was a relief!

I decided to try my hand at creating some Hot Cocoa Cookies yesterday, and really liked the results. They're crisp, chewy, and full of hot cocoa flavor. The marshmallow bits were a fun touch. Some of them melted slightly into the cookies, but those just added a delicious toasted marshmallow flavor.

Everyone in my family loved them, so hopefully you will too!

Hot Cocoa Cookies
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

  • 1/2 Cup Shortening or Softened Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/3 Cups Flour
  • 5 Packets Hot Cocoa (I used Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate brand)
  • 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1-2 Cups Marshmallow Bits

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together shortening or butter and sugars.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Sift together the flour, hot cocoa, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, and stir until combined.
  6. Stir in the marshmallow bits.
  7. Place tablespoons of dough about 3" apart on ungreased baking sheets. 
  8. Bake for 11-12 minutes. The cookies will not appear to be done, but will set up as they sit.
  9. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to a rack to cool.
  10. And try not to eat them all yourself... they're really irresistible warm!

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  1. These sound amazing- and similar to a vegan-type version I had on Wednesday. One cookie gave me a sugar/chocolate fueled migraine. Was so worth it. I want another one now despite the pain ;)

    1. Cookies cause amnesia - I'm sure of it! I never feel great after eating sugary things, but I always conveniently forget that when another cookie is in front of me!

  2. These look so yummy!! Thanks for linking up with us! Cara at

  3. Thank you for sharing this on Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share! I really enjoyed this post Cathey with an E!!!!!!

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