Hot Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes a girl’s just got to have her chocolate. I was having a major chocolate craving the other day when I came across this recipe twice – I took that as a sign.

I was working on my holiday cookie baking list and came across the recipe over at Tasty Kitchen and then I saw that my friend Laura at Real Mom Kitchen had posted them too. How could I not give them a try. Someone was sending me a message.

Hot Chocoalte Cookies
I have to admit that usually chocolate is not my first flavor choice. I love chocolate but would choose lemon or a few other flavors first but today it was all about chocolate. And so are these cookies. Four kinds of chocolate – hot chocolate mix, white chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. Despite all the chocolate involved they are not too chocolately at all! The hot chocolate mix gives a mild chocolate flavor to the dough and then the chips are an added bonus.

Hot Chocoalte Cookies

I think they will definitely make a nice addition to my holiday cookie plate – don’t you?     Do you have a favorite cookie you always make each holiday season?  I have a little Linky Party going on down below so please link to a favorite holiday cookie recipe on your blog!

Hot Chocoalte Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies
  • 1 C Butter, room temperature
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • ⅔ C packed brown sugar
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-¼ C flour
  • 4 packages (1 Oz. Packets, NOT Sugar-free) Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 C white chocolate chips
  • 1 C milk chocolate chips
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together until well blended
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in 3 to 4 parts, making sure all is incorporated
  6. Fold in chips
  7. Chill the dough for 30 minutes to hour to firm up the dough. (Dough will get really hard if you chill longer)
  8. Scoop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. (I pressed the dough a little to help flatten it out.)
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Vickie says

    These look yummy – always love chocolate. You should have brought some to the airport! Fun to run into to you there, Leigh Anne. Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Sarah says

    These look like just what I need for my cookie exchange this weekend. How many cookies will a batch make? Thanks for sharing! I just finished a batch of reindeer bark! :) You’re my favorite recipe source.

  3. Colleen says

    These sound delicious and I love the idea of adding marshmallows. This may sound like a silly question, but would you add the marshmallows before or after you bake? I assume before, but not sure if the oven would burn them…

  4. says

    Not a silly question because I had the same one! I am assuming she added them before baking. but maybe she’ll read the comment and let us know for sure!

  5. Susan says

    Leigh Anne – The whole house smelled like hot chocolate while these were baking and after. These cookies are absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Would like to know about the marshmallows, did not try though.

  6. Megan says

    These may be my family’s new favorite cookies! I’ve made them 3 times now — once for book club where they were a big hit. This last time I used peanut butter chips and white chips instead of the chocolate chips, and they were really good that way, too! =) Thanks for another great recipe!!

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