Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe

December 19, 2018

All you need is love and Christmas cookies, am I riiiight?!

I love getting my bake on for the holidays, so when I came across this recipe for hot chocolate cookies on Pinterest, I knew they had to be my next experiment. Because HOT. CHOCOLATE. COOKIES.  Nuff' said.

This recipe was published by Love from the Oven and it's really easy; it just requires a lot of ingredients. It's a basic cookie dough recipe, but you add hot chocolate mix and Mallow Bits.

1 cup butter softened
1 cup | sugar
2/3 cup | brown sugar
2 | eggs
1 teaspoon | vanilla
3 1/4 cups | flour
1 teaspoon | salt
1 teaspoon | baking soda
2 teaspoons | baking powder
4 packages | hot chocolate mix
1 cup | milk chocolate chips
1 cup | Mallow Bits

STEP ONE | Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl with a standing mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined. 

STEP TWO | In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and hot chocolate mix. Gradually beat the combined dry ingredients into the butter mixture until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and Mallow Bits. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

STEP THREE | When it's time to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Drop 2 tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on wire racks before serving.


Here's what I recommend:

1 | This recipe says it will make three dozen cookies, but by the time I was done, I had closer to five dozen, and the cookies were a normal size. Scale the recipe down a little if you don't need THAT many cookies. 

2 | USE. A. STAND. MIXER. I made the mistake of watching the video featured on this blog post, and they used a hand mixer. I did the same and it gave me a lot of trouble because the dough gets thick and there are a LOT of ingredients. A stand mixer will blend this dough much better and won't leave behind that crystallized taste of the hot cocoa powder.

3 | The recipe only called for chocolate chips; it wasn't specific. I used milk chocolate chips and they tasted perfect.

4 | It's hard to mix in the chocolate chips and Mallow Bits. I used my hands to fold them in so they would be evenly distributed throughout the dough.

5 | Because of the dark chocolate color, it was hard to tell when these were fully cooked. I went the full 11 minutes, but would recommend 10 minutes. I would've liked them just a tad softer.

Overall, I thought these cookies turned out delicious! If you are a hot chocolate lover like myself, you'll love this variation on the average chocolate chip cookie. They make a fun winter treat! I will be making these cookies again for Christmas Eve.

Stir it up,

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