I work in a profession that is primarily women. The area that I work in has about 100 employees and I would guess that 90 of them are women. This could potentially be a very catty hormonal place to work at time. The great thing about my work is that its not. Surprisingly we all get along 99% of the time. We seem to all have a good time together. Sometimes work can be quite stressful but working with people who are willing to help out and who can make you laugh really makes a big difference. Well this recipe was brought to my attention by one of the fabulous women I work with. Ever since I started this site everyone likes to tell me about their favorite recipes. I absolutely love it because then I get to try all these different recipes. This recipe came from one of those conversations. My friend was telling me about these amazing cookies that use hot chocolate mix in them. I have always loved hot chocolate. I will drink it in the middle of the summer. I also love to mix hot chocolate powder in with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. I decided that I would obviously love hot chocolate cookies and they were instantly on the top of my "to make" list. I came home that night and started searching for recipes. Let me tell you that these cookies did not disappoint. I mean really you can't go too wrong with anything that involves chocolate right?
Hot Chocolate Cookies
2 sticks (1 cup) room temperature butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows
Cream together both sugars and the butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix just until flour in incorporated. Add chocolate chips. Shape into 1 inch round balls and drop onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet. Lightly press a few marshmallows in the top of each ball of cookie dough. Bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. I think cookies are always best the first day when they are fresh but they can be stored in an airtight container, or freeze for long term storage.
Recipe Source:Adapted from Baked Bree and my friend MeKell