Enjoy your hot chocolate in cookie form with these hot chocolate cookies. A hot chocolate cookie right out of the oven is the perfect way to warm up.
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 for Hot Chocolate Cookies. I originally found it over at Tasty Kitchen and I knew I had to try it. Curling up on the couch with a book and a steaming mug of hot cocoa is one of my favorite winter time activities.
I love that I can get that same comfort feeling with these hot cocoa cookies. They are crispy on the edges and nice and chewy in the middle, just the way a cookie should be! Eating them warm out of the oven is the best.
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 chocolaty at all! The hot chocolate mix gives a mild chocolate flavor to the dough, making the cookie taste like a mug of hot chocolate!
How to Make Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Cream your butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add your dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Don’t over mix the dough, mix just until the ingredients are incorporated. Over mixing gives you tough cookies.
- Hand stir in your chocolate chips to avoid over mixing.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes. If you chill it longer it will get pretty hard and you may need to let it sit for a few minutes to make it soft enough to scoop. Chilling the dough prevents the cookie from spreading too much.
- To get evenly sized cookies use a cookie scoop. Here is the one I use.
- To make the cookies look prettier, add a few additional chocolate chips to the top of the scooped cookie dough. The white chocolate chips look like little marshmallows floating on top of your hot chocolate cookie.
Can I Freeze Hot Chocolate Cookies?
- The dough can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days before baking.
- These cookies freeze really well. You can freeze the raw dough formed into balls, ready to pull out and bake when that chocolate craving hits or you can also bake the cookies and then freeze them. This is especially helpful during the holidays when you are trying to get a head star on your holiday baking. You can find all my tips for freezing cookies here.
- After baking, the cookies will keep in an air tight container for 3-5 days.
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Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe
Hot Chocolate Cookie
- 1 cups butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup hot chocolate mix
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda 1
- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips reserve 1/2 cup to top cookies with
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream butter and sugars together
- Add in eggs and vanilla.
- Combine dry ingredients in another bowl.
- Add dry ingredients into butter mixture. Mix until just combined.
- Stir chips in by hand, reserving 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips to top cookie with
- Scoop dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Top with additional white chocolate chips.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes
- Cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
Originally posted Dec. 16, 2010
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