Can you picture yourself enjoying these cookies on a cold day, snuggled up by the fire? Hot Chocolate Cookies are a chocolate treat that would turn any cold day warmer.
Hot Chocolate Cookies are easy to make and includes an all time kid favorite, hot chocolate.
I mean, surely you have memories of making hot chocolate at home after a long day of sledding with a best friend. I certainly do. We would go sledding down a large hill at the park. Then, when we couldn't walk any more from the bitter cold, we would make our way to my house and make hot chocolate.
With marshmallows, without marshmallow (though with is better!), we enjoyed it.
So of course when the thought of putting hot chocolate into a cookie came to me, I thought, why not? Can't be bad and it the kids will love it.
Do you make your own hot chocolate mix? I have a recipe in case you want to try to make it.
Can I use homemade hot chocolate mix instead of a packet mix?
Yes, you can! I would use ½ cup of homemade hot chocolate mix in place of the packets.
What can I drizzle on top of the Hot Chocolate Cookies?
You don't have to drizzle anything if you don't want to. I used melted almond bark. If you have a marshmallow cream, that would be good too. Regular frosting would taste great as well.
The cookies don't take long to bake and the taste is perfect whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter. In fact, what better way to remember our favorite winter drink in the middle of summer? ;-)
Hot Chocolate Cookies
- 1 c butter (softened)
- ¾ c brown sugar
- ¾ c white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 ¼ c flour (I use unbleached)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 packages hot chocolate mix
- Mix butter, sugars and egg in a large bowl
- Stir in flour, baking soda and salt
- Mix in hot chocolate packages
- Bake at 375* for 12 minutes
- *Optional* Drizzle melted almond bark on top (melt it according to package directions)