Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hot Chocolate Cookies


             My kitchen looks like elves threw up all over it. There are dishes e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e..there's glitter on the floor,dried peppermint frosting,cookie crumbs,flour sprinkled in places I didn't realise it could reach, butter smears on the counter tops,door handles and my tongue is numb from taste testing everything and you know what? I'm so happy  :)

Here is another last minute cookie you seriously need to make if you can. If you love hot chocolate you are going to love these cookies. It uses hot chocolate powder and is crammed full of white,milk and semi sweet chocolate chips. Alot of people have started leaving out 1 cup of the chocolate chips in place of mini marshmallows..that could totally work. I didn't have any on hand and no milk chocolate so I just used the other two and it was still perfect. They are slightly chewy with a soft center and if feel like seriously rocking it..enjoy it with a cup of hot chocolate!

Hot Chocolate Cookies

1 cup Unsalted Butter,softened
1 cup Sugar
2/3 cups Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 (1oz) pkgs Hot Chocolate Mix (about 1 cup) Not sugar free!
1 tsp. Salt
1-1/4 tsp. Baking Soda..I used just 1
1 cup each White,Milk and Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 or 180 celcius. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl,whisk together the flour,hot chocolate mix,salt and baking soda;set aside.

 In a large mixing bowl,cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix in with a wooden spoon ( the dough will be stiff yet soft and that's ok!)

Chill dough between 30 mins-1 hour ( I'm not sure why you even need to chill the dough since it's pretty solid. I chilled it long enough to eat lunch and that was around 30 minutes)

Drop tablespoons size pieces of dough onto prepared pan. Bake 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. ** I baked mine for exactly 10 minutes and they still looked slightly underdone in the middle..but we love that gooey part of it.** Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 30 plus cookies..depends on the size of your dough balls
Source: baked bree