Even though we’ve had record heat the past few days ~ seriously, it was 83 over the weekend ~ I’ve been trying to convince myself that it’s really cold outside so I can try to believe it’s almost Christmas. I haven’t set up the Christmas tree or any decorations yet. I feel so far behind but it’s so difficult to get in the Christmas spirit when you’re wearing shorts & flip flops.
I decided since it’s too hot to drink hot chocolate I would try out these little beauties! I’ll gladly take the cookies any day!
HOT COCOA COOKIES
INSPIRED BY: Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
YIELD: 5-6 dozen cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 packets (.71 ounces) hot chocolate mix
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or cover with non-stick foil.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar. Add in the eggs & vanilla and mix until well combined. Stir in flour, baking soda, & hot chocolate mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
Scoop 1/2 tablespoon size balls of the dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for few minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Don’t forget to stop by the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Party & link up your favorites or get some new ideas for the Holidays!