Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

I am so excited to share these hot cocoa cookies with you! You may have seen this picture on Facebook already – they turned out just as I was hoping they would, and I was so happy with them I just had to share a picture right away. :)  These cookies are exactly what you’d expect – hot cocoa in cookie form. Complete with warm, runny chocolate and a melting marshmallow on top, they are absolutely delicious! Of course they’re best warm out of the oven when everything is nice and gooey, but we found that just a few seconds in the microwave (or a few minutes in the oven if you’re serving a bunch) will bring back that perfect melty texture. Mike (who, by the way, will not actually drink hot chocolate without lots of mini marshmallows on top) absolutely loved these as well. I can’t comment on if anyone else liked them or not because, well, we didn’t exactly share. :)

*Note: These can successfully be frozen. I sacrificed for you and ate one from the freezer before posting this. A few seconds in the microwave and it was warm and melty. :)

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Yield: ~60 cookies

Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter
12 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups (packed) light brown sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
7.5 oz. semisweet chocolate, cut into 1-inch squares
30 marshmallows

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chopped chocolate, stirring frequently, over medium heat. Let cool for 15 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla at low speed until smooth, 2 minutes. Mix in the cooled chocolate mixture just until blended. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, mixing on low speed until just combined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour. (If making the dough a day ahead, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before shaping.)
Position a rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat to 325 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and roll between your palms to form 1-inch balls. Arrange about 16 balls 2 inches apart on each cookie sheet, flattening slightly. Bake until the tops of the cookies crack, about 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, snip 8 marshmallows in half crosswise and stick 1 square of chocolate onto each of the cut sides.
Remove the cookie sheets from the oven; gently press a marshmallow half, chocolate side down, into each cookie. Bake until the marshmallows are just softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer the pans to racks to cool for 5 minutes; Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to the racks to cool completely. Repeat the process with the remaining dough, marshmallows and chocolate, baking each batch on a clean sheet of parchment.

from Rachael Ray Magazine, December 2011

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22 Responses to “Hot Cocoa Cookies”

  1. 1

    Blog is the New Black — December 5, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    These look so yummy!

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    Andrea the Kitchen Witch — December 5, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    I know a few kiddo’s who are going to be THRILLED when they see these coming out of the oven :)

  3. 3

    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — December 5, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    What a great idea for cookies! Love how melty the centers are!

  4. 4

    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — December 5, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Hot cocoa cookies???? Awesome!!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 5, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    These look delicious, Megan! So “wintery” :)

  6. 6

    Julia — December 5, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    What a fun idea! They looks tasty. I am pinning these for later.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — December 5, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Heaven in melty and gooey form – yum!

  8. 8

    Rhoda — December 5, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    So cool! Love that you always add your personal notes to the recipes! Thanks!

  9. 9

    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 6, 2012 @ 3:15 am

    I want to gobble that big gooey marshmallow right up!

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    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness — December 6, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Oh dear…. running chocolate cookies with gooey marshmallow. I can’t wait to try some of these. I think I may just finish these all before my husband comes home. ;)

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    brandi — December 7, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    these look incredible! love that melty center.

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — December 8, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    What a great cookie!

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    Tara — December 10, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    These look so good they are making me drool, that is why I have included you in our Mouth Watering Mondays post. Come on over to have a look at http://www.noshingwiththenolands.com Cheers, Tara

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    Lisa — December 16, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Do you think these cookies would be ok for a cookie swap? I wasn’t sure since they’re probably better fresh out of the oven right? The swap is at work on Tuesday and I wanted to make ahead the dough today (Sunday). Is there a better recipe of yours that you reccomend? That works as a freeze ahead dough type?

    • megan replied: — December 16th, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

      They are definitely better warm, either out of the oven or microwaved, so probably not the best for a cookie swap. I’d recommend either fudge kiss cookies or chocolate truffle cookies – those are always popular!

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    Christine — December 21, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    These turned out great! They are super duper rich, so one or two goes a long way. I used the same parchment paper for every batch and didn’t see or taste any adverse effects.

    • megan replied: — December 31st, 2012 @ 10:58 am

      I’m so glad you liked them! Good to know on the parchment paper – less waste that way :)

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    HeyBeckyJ — December 22, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    These look amazing! I’m adding them to my Christmas cookie list!

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