Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies

These cookies look a bit odd, like little cow patties,  but I promise they taste nothing like little cow patties. They  are gooey and have marshmallows!

I also made these for the holiday cookie party I attended before Christmas. I already went for fruity and minty, I thought these hot chocolate cookies from Rachel Ray would be great (the recipe is written by Cookiepedia author Stacy Adimando).
Hot Chocolate Cookies

I had a problem that my cookies spread too much, so I would suggest perhaps freezing the dough balls overnight.

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients

1 stick (113g) unsalted butter

12 ounces (340g) plain chocolate, chopped and 7 ounces (200g) milk chocolate squares

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

3 eggs, at room temperature

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

30 jet puffed marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In a bowl over simmering water melt 7 ounces of chopped chocolate and batter. Set aside to cool.
  2. While the chocolate is cooling cut the marshmallows in half and stick a square of chocolate against it (they only have mini marshmallows in the UK so I used a dab of Trex to glue 4 marshmallows to 2 Green & Black's squares of milk chocolate).
  3. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla on medium high speed for three minutes.
  5. Mix in the cooled chocolate until blended together. Add the flour mixture with the mixer on low speed.
  6. Refrigerate for minimum one hour. Line 2 cookies sheets with parchment paper (I used a silpat mat and they stuck). Scoop the dough and roll between your fingers to form one inch balls. Arrange each ball two inches apart. (Since I had problems with spreading it might be worth wrapping the trays in cling film and refrigerating or freezing overnight).
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 325 F/160 C and bake for 12 minutes. Take out of the oven and very quickly place the chocolate marshmallow square, chocolate side down, in the middle of the cookie.
  8. Place back in the oven and bake for 4 more minutes. Let cool and remove from the baking tray with a spatula.
http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/cookies/hot-cocoa-cookies

adapted from Rachel Ray 

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5 Comments

  1. Yum nothing beats chocolate and marshmallow! We do have regular size marshmallows here too but you don’t find them in the baking aisle, they are in the aisle with all the bags of chocolate and sweets and you can also find bags of them at most petrol stations too :)

  2. YUM!!!! The ingredients aren’t new but I love the concept of hot cocoa cookies and with the marshmallows DELICIOUS :)

  3. They look great! I hate it when cookies spread more than I want them too but they still look nice and I bet they tasted great!

  4. These look really fun- and certainly not like cow pats! I’m sure they went down a storm at the party and tasted great!

  5. My cousin gave me the Hummingbird cookbook for christmas and I thought of you because they are famous for their cupcakes. :-)