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Nov142011

Hot cocoa cookies

I am a teeny bit obsessed with the cookies from the most recent issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray magazine. This recipe is the second of many cookie recipes on my list to make this holiday season. Sweets are taking over my life! Just ask my coworkers. They get my leftovers, and I think they are starting to resent the way I am forcing them to eat sinful treats. 

I don't think I need to tell you that these were tasty. The photos sort of speak for themselves..

Ooey gooey chocolatey marshmallowy deliciousness. Hot cocoa in a cookie!

In a medium saucepan, melt together:

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter

12 oz. chopped semisweet chocolate (bars)

Stir frequently over medium heat until smooth. Let cool for 15 minutes.

In a medium bowl, whisk together:

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Using an electric mixer, beat together:

1 1/4 cups light brown sugar

3 eggs, at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Beat on low speed until smooth, 2 minutes. Mix in the cooled chocolate mixture just until blended. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, mixing on low speed until just combined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and roll between your palms to form 1-inch balls. Arrange about 16 balls 2 inches apart on each cookie sheet, flattening slightly. Bake until the tops of the cookies crack, about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut 7.5 ounces of semisweet chocolate (bars) into 1-inch squares. Snip 8 marshmallows in half crosswise and stick 1 square of chocolate onto each of the cut sides.

Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and gently press a marshmallow half, chocolate side down, into each cookie. Bake until the marshmallows are just softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer the pans to racks to cool for 5 minutes.

Grate 5 ounces of semisweet chocolate over the hot cookies. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to the racks and let cool. Repeat the process with the remaining dough, marshmallows and chocolate. Bake each batch on a clean sheet of parchment paper.

Enjoy! More cookies to come!

 

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot chocolate, magically transformed into a cookie. BEST. COOKIES. EVER.

Serves: 3-4 dozen

Total time: 2 hrs, plus chilling time

Hot Cocoa Cookies



Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter
  • 7 bars (3.5 oz. each) semisweet chocolate – 12 oz. chopped, 7.5 oz. cut into 1-inch squares and the rest for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 30 marshmallows
Instructions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chopped chocolate, stirring frequently, over medium heat. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla at low speed until smooth, 2 minutes. Mix in the cooled chocolate mixture just until blended. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, mixing on low speed until just combined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and roll between your palms to form 1-inch balls. Arrange about 16 balls 2 inches apart on each cookie sheet, flattening slightly. Bake until the tops of the cookies crack, about 12 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, snip 8 marshmallows in half crosswise and stick 1 square of chocolate onto each of the cut sides.
  6. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven; gently press a marshmallow half, chocolate side down, into each cookie. Bake until the marshmallows are just softened, about 4 minutes.
  7. Transfer the pans to racks to cool for 5 minutes; grate the remaining chocolate over the hot cookies. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to the racks; let cool. Repeat the process with the remaining dough, marshmallows and chocolate. Bake each batch on a clean sheet of parchment.




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Reader Comments (145)

These look delightful! My kids (and we adults) would gobble these up.

12.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

You're right - the photos do speak for themselves. These look decadent and positively addictive.

01.3.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCookin' Canuck

How fun are these?! They look so tasty, too!

01.5.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

Such a FUN cookie recipe :)

01.7.2012 | Unregistered Commentermarla

Oh, my cookie goodness. Those cookies look amazingly awesome. I so cannot wait to make them!

02.15.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

My only question is, do you need to eat these right after they're made?

02.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterYasmin

Hi Yasmin! These cookies are definitely best right out of the oven, but they are still delicious a few days after they are made, as well. Just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds if you want more of the chocolate gooey-ness.
Megan

02.21.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

i've made these twice in one week...needless to say, delicious!!! :)

03.2.2012 | Unregistered Commentererikakatherine

Made these today!!! Soooo yummy. But I accidentally mixed them for just a tad too long :( they where sticky and did not crack after baking, but all in all they look fabulous and taste delicious!

05.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerra

If you don't have a paddle attachment what can you use as a supplement for mixing?

06.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNAC

Wow! It looks fantastic!!

Holy god these are so good. The batter is so good that my boyfriend and I ate too much and could only eat one cookie. We had tummy aches all night. I reheated them this morning and had a few for breakfast! AND I usually never bake these were pretty easy just took a while to make the dough, but this recipe makes enough for me to have a ton of dough left over so I can make these bad boys whenever!

09.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlayna

Those pictures are heavenly! Can't wait to try them with some hot chocolate on the side.

Looks like wonderful soulfood! Perfect for autumn days!

09.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoss

amazing!!!! This would go great with a cup of hot chocolate!

09.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

are these supposed to be chewy cookies? because mine just crumbles. ): on the good side, these taste good!

09.20.2012 | Unregistered Commenteryvonne

Made them....Love them...Such a cute idea!!

09.23.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenae

Wow... They are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

09.24.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSydney

Does anyone know if you can make the batter ahead of time and then cook them? We have a yearly cookie day and 12 of us make the batter before, bring it with us and then cook them all day and share.

thanks!

10.1.2012 | Unregistered CommenterErikka

Just made these for my daughter's birthday...awesome deliciousness...I will take some to work for the bake sale tomorrow...thank you for posting this recipe!

10.2.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita

OH! EM! GEE!!!! These ARE. UH! MAZE! ING!!!!!!!!!! I opted for cinnamon on top instead of grated chocolate because I didn't have any to grate! Either way, they turned out GREAT!!!! MOST DEF will make again!

10.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Reyes

WOW!!! Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

10.15.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

I just made these and they came out AMAZING!! My two year old declared they were "delicious" and everyone loved them. With some of them I opted to wrap the marshmallow/chocolate mixture inside of the unbaked cookies...with the result of ooey-gooey yumminess. Will definitely make again!

10.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

These cookies look to die for!!

These look amazing! So even after they've cooled, they're still gooey like that in the center? I'm thinking about making them for a Christmas party, but I don't want all that chocolate to harden before I get them there.

11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

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