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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 (146)

Oh my goodness, I've died and gone to heaven! Delicious!

These cookies look so heavenly yummy. Perfect present for Christmas :)

11.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa Woods

Yeah, they do speak for themselves. Can one have fantasies about cookies?

11.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda @zomppa

These cookies look awesome, great photos! Really holding myself back from licking the screen...gotta find a cookie in the fridge soon!

11.15.2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe food dude

Holy cow! My kids would LOVE these!

whoa....that is just amazing!

11.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRavieNomNoms

These are to die for!!

11.15.2011 | Unregistered Commentersteph

WOW! What an inspired idea. I love combining hot cocoa with cookies. Genius.

11.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDara

Yum - have to try these!

11.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

OMG... I just died when I saw that first photo. That looks sooooooooooooo good! I want the entire batch.

I saw one of your photos on Pinterest and, intrigued, I clicked over. First thing I said, out loud, was "Ingenious!" This is a brilliant idea and one that I will definitely try. I don't really read Rachel Ray's magazine or follow anything of hers, so thank you for sharing this gem.

11.16.2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

*Sorry, Rachael Ray.

11.16.2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

Oh, my gosh, what a decadent, beautiful cookie! My family would LOVE these!!!

11.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I literally said 'oh God" when i saw that 1st picture. LITERALLLY....

Making them! Thank you.

11.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCollette

I had the same reaction when I got my Everday magazine. We did a cookie exchange last weekend and they were a huge hit. They are NOT hard to make at all!

11.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

These look awesome! Will be trying these soon for sure. Thanks for posting this. I must have missed it in RR this month.

11.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTorie

Oh my gosh, I should never go on foodgawker. These cookies are amazing, and now I can't think of anything else. Thanks (and not) for sharing!

11.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterClarissa

Wow. WOW. I am going to visit my friend this week, and I am pretty sure these are happening. I just emailed the recipe to her right now. :D

11.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cilantropist

I wish I could make these right this second! The pictures are making me hungry. Can't wait to try these out myself!

11.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

These cookies look sooo amazing! That first photo is just beyond belief. I will definitely be giving these a try very soon!

11.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKocinera

OMG these look amazing. I can't wait to make them!!

11.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana

these look entirely too good. I love chocolate and marshmallow together.

Has anyone tried these who could tell me if they are just as good the next day? They look amazing while they are still warm, but not sure what the marshmallow texture and melted chocolate would be after they are completely cooled. I want to use these for a cookie exchange but will need to make them 1-2 days in advance. Thanks for the great photos :)

11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

They are obviously BEST right out of the oven, but I ate one the next day and they were wonderful! You could also pop them back in a warmed oven for a few minutes to get the chocolate gooeyness. Perhaps you could put a note on them for your bake sale suggesting throwing them in the oven or microwave or oven for a bit before serving??
Megan

11.29.2011 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

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