Monday, December 15, 2014

Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap of 2014 this year. It's an awesome program; food bloggers all donate to Cookies For Kids' Cancer to participate and then swap cookies with other food bloggers. I started compiling a ton of awesome cookie recipes and stumbled upon this great one from The Girl Who Ate Everything (great blog title, too). These hot cocoa cookies are easy to make and extremely delicious. This recipe makes about 30 medium-sized cookies. Enjoy & happy holidays!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes per batch

One (1) cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
One (1) cup of white sugar
2/3 cups of light brown sugar

Two (2) eggs
One (1) teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
4 (1-oz) packages hot chocolate mix
-- I used the organic Trader Joe's version, but you can use whichever you like
1 1/4 teaspoons of salt
1 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
Two (2) cups of semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. 
Either by hand or in a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars together.
Slowly add eggs and vanilla extract until it is completely combined and smooth.

In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda together.
Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until it is completely combined.
Add milk and chocolate chips. Fold the dough over the chocolate chips so you can distribute them well.
Refrigerate dough for at least 10 minutes.
On a lined baking sheet, spoon medium-sized cookie dough balls.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies might look pretty soft when you pull them out, but they will become more solid after you remove them from the oven.

Eat while they are still warm and enjoy!