Hot Chocolate Cookies

What you Need – Butter – Brown sugar – Eggs – Vanilla extract – Hot cocoa mix with marshmallows – Unsweetened cocoa powder – All-purpose flour – Baking powder – Salt – Chocolate chips

Sift the hot chocolate mix and reserve the marshmallows for the cookie topping. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and brown sugar.  Mix at medium speed.

Add the vanilla extract and egg and continue to mix until combined.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set the bowl aside.

Add the sifted hot chocolate mix (make sure you save the marshmallows for the topping) and the unsweetened cocoa powder to the batter. Mix at medium-low speed until combined.

Pour in half of the flour mixture and continue mixing at medium-low speed until combined. Slowly add in the remaining flour mixture.  Do not overmix!

Fold in the chocolate chips. Leave some chips out if you plan to create the chocolate drizzle topping.  It’s also good to press some chips in once they are on the cookie sheet.

Use a medium cookie scoop to drop cookie dough on the cookie sheets, placing them 1″ apart.  You should have 15 cookies per sheet.

Use about 5 of the reserved marshmallows from the cocoa mix to top each cookie.  Gently press the marshmallows into the dough.  Press additional chocolate chips into the dough, as well.

Bake for 10-11 minutes until the edges are lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Melt some chips to create the chocolate drizzle if you choose. Top with holiday sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm.

Excellent Christmas cookies or enjoy all year!

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