12 Days of Christmas Cookies -- Day 3: Hot Chocolate Cookies

I can think of few things more symbolic of cold winter weather, snow, and the holidays than a warm cup of hot chocolate.  I love hot chocolate.  My mom used to make me a cup every morning during the winter before I woke up for school.  Hot chocolate brings back some great memories for me.  And, guess what.  Someone made hot chocolate into a cookie!  Awesome!  These cookies taste just like the real deal.  They're definitely going into my cookie rotation.   

If you get these while they're fresh out of the oven, there is melty chocolate inside the cookies with melty marshmallow on top.  Delicious!  These definitely taste better when served warm, so if you don't get them fresh out of the oven, throw them in the microwave for a few seconds before eating them.  It will be totally worth it. 

Adapted from: Dine & Dash

Here's what you need:
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 1/4 cups Flour
4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 cups Mini Marshmallows
2 cups Chocolate Chips
2 tablespoons Milk

Here's what you do:
1.  In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. 

2.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

3.  In a separate bowl, stir together flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda.

4. Slow add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Mix until well blended.

5.  My dough got a little dry and hard to work with, so I added the milk while mixing in the dry ingredients.  If your dough isn't dry, omit the milk.  If 2 tablespoons of milk isn't enough to make your dough workable, add more. 

6.  Stir in chocolate chips. 

7. Place by rounded teaspoon onto baking sheets.

8.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until slightly firm.

9.  As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, begin topping with marshmallows.

10.  After you've topped the cookies with marshmallows, remove them from the baking sheet to a cooling rack to finish cooling. 



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