The holiday season is nearly in full swing and at the office that means treats, treats and more treats. Today we had a cookie exchange to take a break and celebrate. We heard everyones stories about why they baked their cookie and what it means to them. Stories of childhood Christmas always make the holidays seem closer! We had a competition, and these beauties were the winner!!! I’m pleased to announce that these Hot Chocolate Cookies are the 2nd annual award winners.
I decided on Hot Chocolate cookies because they bring back memories of winter nights at our ski chalet, sipping on Baileys and hot choco. So warm and cozy. Plus these cookies are DELISH. Extremely sweet, but melt in your mouth delicious. The chocolate centre is gooey but the marshmallow caramelizes on top for a nice crunch.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup plus 3 Tablespoons Hot Chocolate Mix
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
- 2 cups marshmallows
1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line pans with parchment paper (I used muffin tins because I ran out of baking sheets, and they turned out awesome!! Just remember to grease them.)
2. Combine the butter and two sugars together until they are smooth. Beat the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl/cup and add them into the batter a bit at a time
3. In a separate bowl add the flour, choco mix, baking soda and salt.
4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mix until combined well
5. Line the cookies on the parchment, using a tablespoon to form the balls. Bake for around 7 minutes. While baking prepare the marshmallows by cutting them in half
6. Remove the trays and quickly place a small bunch of chocolate chips in the middle of the cookie, pressing them down. Place the half marshmallow on top (or a quarter if you want less sweet). Place back in oven and continue to bake for another 4-5 minutes.
7. Let cool for at least 10 minutes and then move to wire racks to cool further