I made these cookies once before, and I didn’t really care for how they turned out. So they have been a thought in the back of my mind.
Well, I have had 2 inspirations to try them again! The first one is because I found a new product…Kraft Marshmallow Bits! A container of those delicious little dehydrated marshmallows that you usually only find in hot chocolate mix! As soon as I saw them, I had to have them! Sometimes I am worse than a little kid!
The 2nd inspiration comes from the weather! Snow! Lots of Snow! It is one of those days that after you shovel the driveway, you change into your pj’s, sit by the fire (if you have a fireplace), eat grilled cheese sandwiches, and drink hot chocolate (ok, so now you know exactly what I did, and what I ate today!).
And eat cookies! A cup of hot chocolate and a couple hot chocolate cookies!
Let it snow!!!
Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallow Bits
Makes: 36 cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 10-11 minutes
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 1.25 oz packets of instant hot chocolate mix (not sugar-free)
2 3/4 cups flour
1 3oz package of marshmallow bits, divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla and combine well. Stir in the salt, baking soda, and instant hot chocolate (Note: I used Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate, but you can use whatever brand and flavor you like…again, just not sugar-free). Stir in the flour until just incorporated. Add in 2 cups of the marshmallow bits.
Using a medium-sized ice cream scoop, scoop dough onto a parchment-paper lined cookie sheet. Top cookies with the remaining marshmallow bits (I used 3 per cookie). Bake 10-11 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, move cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Enjoy!
Question of the day: If it snowed in your neck of the woods this weekend, how much did you get? We measured 16 inches of snow in our driveway!
Made with love, not calories!