If you love chocolate then you are going to LOVE my Hot Chocolate Cookies. And when I say chocolate, I do mean chocolate. My Hot Chocolate Cookies are made with melted white and dark chocolate, organic cacao powder, and brown sugar. These sinfully delicious cookies also have two kinds of chocolate chips in them and are topped with marshmallows. These cookies are the epitome of winter and will make you feel warm and cozy. They are seriously SO good!
LOVE CHOCOLATE? YOU’LL ADORE THESE COOKIES
My Hot Chocolate Cookies are supposed to resemble brownies. The middle is gooey and soft and the outside has a very slight crunch to them. You don’t want to over-bake these cookies or add too much flour to them because they are literally a brownie cookie. In fact, I could nickname them brownie cookies or cake cookies because when you bite into them. it’s like biting into a delicious slice of chocolate cake. Make a batch of my delectable Hot Chocolate Cookies to go alongside a fresh cup of coffee or even better, to dunk into some dark chocolate. You will feel like you are having a decadent dessert in the form of a cookie.
DON’T OVERMIX THE DOUGH
The first step to making these delicious cookies, is you want to cream the butter and sugar together. Melt the white and dark chocolate together in a bow and add it to the creamed butter and sugar. Next, add the flour and other dry ingredients and mix in a stand mixer until the cookie dough forms.
Once the dough forms, add the white and dark chocolate chips and mix on the low on the stand mixer. Do not over-mix the dough! Spoon the dough into 1-inch balls using a cookie dough scooper and place them on lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350-degrees for 8-minutes. Add a few marshmallows to the top of the cookies and bake for another 2-minutes. Do not over bake the cookies! The cookies should be a bit doughy like a brownie. You want the inside to be chewy and soft. These are cake-like brownie cookies.
A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY
Did you guys have a good Christmas? Ours was super relaxing and chill. I made Prime Rib (recipe on that goes live on Monday, just in time for New Year’s Eve.) We had our family here and relaxed. It was probably one of the most relaxing holidays we’ve had in years. Today, we saw the movie Bombshell which was good! It’s scary how much Charlize Theron was nearly identical to Megan Kelly. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you really should. Every single human being in our country needs to see that movie. I have my degree in broadcast journalism and nearly became a broadcaster and it was interesting to see what really goes on behind closed doors. I guess it’s a good thing blogging worked out because what those women had to go through was horrible. Anyways, more stories for another time. I experienced a small amount of what they went through when I worked in radio, and I have no interest in going back to that world. It’s brutal.
TAKING A BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
I’ve been taking some serious time off Instagram and social media in general. And to be honest, I’m not sure I’ll be coming back to the gram. Emotionally, it sucked the life out of me, and keeping up with everyone became exhausting. But that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was all of the unsolicited advice. You see, that’s the problem with being real online. Everyone has an opinion and has something to say. Everyone wants to share their crap with you. And while sometimes, it can be helpful, for the most part, it became really depressing. I’m struggling with whether to go back or not because I love Instagram. I love sharing my story, I love doing video and sharing behind the scenes, and I love seeing what close friends are up too and what the trends are. What I don’t love, is the announcements, the news, the big life stuff. It’s hard not to feel lonely and isolated on that little corner of the internet. So for now, I’m here on my blog doing my work and doing what I love. I have no idea when or if I’ll be back to sharing my life 24/7 on a camera again.
You guys must make my Hot Chocolate Cookies because they will change your life. I promise you. Had a tough day? Make these cookies. Didn’t get the news or the proposal you wanted? Make these cookies. Bad date? Make these cookies. Promotion didn’t come through? Make these cookies. Celebration? Make these cookies? Big news? Make these cookies. Amazing, life-altering for the good? Make these cookies.
Wherever you are in the world, I pray that you got what you wanted for Christmas (and no I don’t mean the material stuff) I hope that whatever you wish is for 2020, is that it comes true and that whatever held you back in 2019, never holds you back again.
And don’t forget, make these Hot Chocolate Cookies.
HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Yield: 8Author: Genevieve JeromePREP TIME: 10 MCOOK TIME: 10 MTOTAL TIME: 20 MIf you love chocolate then you are going to LOVE my Hot Chocolate Cookies. And when I say chocolate, I do mean chocolate. My Hot Chocolate Cookies are made with melted white and dark chocolate, organic cacao powder, and brown sugar. These sinfully delicious cookies also have two kinds of chocolate chips in them and are topped with marshmallows. These cookies are the epitome of winter and will make you feel warm and cozy. They are seriously SO good!
- ½-cup dark chocolate chips
- ½-cup white chocolate chips
- 1-cup all-purpose flour
- 2-tablespoons Organic Cacao powder
- 1-teaspoon baking powder
- ¼-teaspoon salt
- 6-tablespoons room temperature Kerry Gold Butter or Irish butter
- 1-cup brown sugar
- 1-teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-cup dark chocolate chips
- 1-cup white chocolate chips
- 2-cups marshmallows
HOW TO COOK HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIES
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees
- Melt the ½-cup of dark chocolate and the ½-cup of white chocolate gently in a stainless steel bowl over boiling water in a pot on the stovetop.
- Beat the butter and sugar together until thick and creamy. Add in the eggs. Add the cooled melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Mix until the ingredients are well mixed.
- Sift the flour, Cacao powder, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl and sift together.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the 1-cup dark chocolate chips and the 1-cup white chocolate chips and mix until combined. Do not overmix the batter.
- Let the dough sit in the fridge to chill for 5-minutes, but don't let the dough sit too long. We are using melted chocolate so if the dough sits for too long it will harden.
- Scoop the cookie dough with a cookie dough scooper into 1-inch balls on a lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350-degrees for 8-minutes. The cookies should resemble brownies and should be cake-like in the middle.
- Once baked, top with a few small marshmallows and pop the cookies back into the oven for 3-minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool for 5-minutes on the baking sheet then carefully, using a spatula, transfer the cookies to cooling racks.
- Let the cookies cool for 15-minutes and enjoy!
The cookies should be cake-like in the middle. Do not over mix the batter and do not overbake the cookies. If you don't let the cookies cool properly on the baking sheet, they will fall apart before you transfer them to the cooling racks. Be patient and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet and then on the cooling racks. Patience is key here and so worth it!
Sat. Fat (grams)14.19
Cholesterol (grams)63.27Copyright Fitty Foodlicious, All Rights Reserved