Cozy up with Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Have you had one of those days where you need to throw yourself a pity party? I totally did earlier this week. I came home from work, took one look at Justin, and burst into big, sloppy, snotty “What-am-I-doing-with-my-life” momma-guilt fueled sob fest; making him promptly late for his shift. I knew instantly I had to make it up to him.

Our family is sort of swimming in hot cocoa mix at the moment, thanks to a sweet little hot cocoa cart we enjoyed over the weekend. (We used up some of it making some fun hot cocoa play-doh for Maisy.) Knowing my husbands affinity for all things sweet and chocolaty, I knew I had to take a shot at hot cocoa cookies. 

The recipe calls for Mallowbit by Jet Puff Marshmallow. They are available in the same isle as hot cocoa and has this recipe right on the back.

I like my cookies to be thick and soft, so I made sure to chill the dough for at least an hour and then I roll the dough balls tall instead of round. This cooks them perfectly! I made a big batch and left them out for Justin to enjoy when he got home. I also wrote a beautiful heart-felt valentine. This is married life, kids.

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Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/4 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 4 packages instant cocoa (don’t use sugar free)
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mallow bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and stir until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, hot cocoa mix, baking soda and baking powder. Add in flour mixture to butter mixture until well combined. Fold in mallow bits and chocolate chips. Place dough into the fridge to chill for about an hour before rolling dough into balls and placing on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until edges are lightly browned.

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For more hot cocoa fun, visit Ally Jean on Pinterest.

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