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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies - KJ & Company

Imagine your hands wrapped around a nice, warm mug of velvety hot cocoa with gooey marshmallows floating on top – now put all of that into a cookie! Hot Cocoa Cookies are full of all the chocolate and marshmallow goodness that you grew up sipping on in a warm mug. A rich cookie base studded with melted chocolate chips is met with gooey mini marshmallows and a dust of cocoa on top. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Add in one egg at a time until completely combined, making sure to wipe down the sides of the bowl in between each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract until combined. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. With the mixer speed on low, add the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture until completely combined and a dough forms. Use a rubber spatula to fold the chocolate chips into the batter until combined. 
  3. Scoop the dough onto a non-greased baking sheet using a rounded tablespoon scoop. Place the dough balls a couple inches apart. Bake for 5-6 minutes and then remove the cookies from the oven. Gently place 4-5 mini marshmallows on top of each half-baked cookie. Put the cookies back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes, or until the cookies have set and the marshmallows are just softened and slightly melted. Remove from the oven.
  4. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the sheet pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to continue to cool. Best eaten when still slightly warm, but still delicious after completely cooled! Repeat this process until all the dough has been used.