Hot Chocolate Cookies Two Ways!

Hot Chocolate Cookies Two Ways!

Imagine you poured a cup of hot chocolate into cookie dough and popped it in the oven. It would come out something like these Hot Chocolate Cookies. The secret is swapping plain cocoa powder for our single origin hot chocolate mixes. Whether you pick Candy Cane or Winter Spice, either one will make a chocolate-y and festive treat that will remind you of your favorite instant hot chocolate mix. Hand-swirled icing and a garnish of sweet, soft marshmallows makes these a real spotlight-taking crowd-pleaser at any gathering. You probably don’t need to be told this, but they’re even better when you double down and pair them with mug of hot chocolate.

 

COOKIE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Candy Cane or Winter Spice Hot Chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227 grams) unsalted butter or vegan butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 flax eggs or 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

 

ICING INGREDIENTS

Chocolate icing

  • 2 tablespoons Candy Cane or Winter Spice Hot Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk of choice

White icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk of choice

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. With a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until combined and fluffy. Add in egg and mix to combine. If using flax eggs, mix those separately then add in. (Each flax egg is 1 tablespoons of flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoons of water). 
  3. Whisk flour, hot chocolate, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, beat until just combined. Fold marshmallows in.
  5.  Make heaping scoops, slightly larger than a golf ball.
  6.  Space out evenly on a lined baking tray, and bake for 12-14 minutes, until center is no longer tacky.
  7. Let the cookies cool on tray before removing.
  8. While the cookies are cooling, make the icings in two bowls by whisking together ingredients. Add your milk of choice 1/2 tablespoon at a time until icing forms your ideal thickness.
  9. Using a spoon, drizzle a small amount of chocolate icing onto the center of the cookie and spread out in a circle motion.
  10.  Then, drizzle a small amount of the white icing in a few blobs overtop, and use a toothpick to create a marbled effect.
  11.  Place a few mini marshmallows over top for added hot cocoa goodness.
  12. Let set until dry to the touch.
  13. Enjoy and be merry! :)

 

 


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