Countdown to Christmas Dec. 8, 2016

Hello, everyone! Today’s recipe comes from emcomes from Glorious Treats. Glory’s treats are so delicious so here we go!!

 

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Hot Cocoa Cookies
Yield: Makes about 50 (small) cookies

Rich, chocolaty and delicious, these are a perfect cookie for Christmas, or any time of year!

Ingredients :

For the cookies-
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
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 brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

25 (apx.) large marshmallows

 

For the icing –

2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Assorted sprinkles

 

Directions

Make the cookies-
1.) In a medium saucepan (or in a microwave safe bowl, using 50% power), melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.

2.) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

3.) In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until well combined.

4.) Add the cooled chocolate mixture and blend until just combined.

5.) While mixing, add the flour mixture slowly and blend until just combined.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then cover the dough and refrigerate about 1 hour. If making the dough a day ahead, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before shaping.

6.) Preheat oven to 325*F. and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat type liner. Use a tablespoon (or a tablespoon sized cookie scoop) to scoop the dough, then roll the dough in your hands to create balls. Arrange the balls about 2 inches apart on your baking sheets, then flatten slightly.
Bake cookies about 12 minutes.

7.) While the cookies bake, cut the large marshmallows in half (crosswise). When the cookies have baked, remove from oven and press one marshmallow half (cut side down) into the center of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake another 2-3 minutes. Allow the pan of cookies to cool a few minutes, then transfer cookies to cooling rack.

8.) Prepare cookie icing by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl and mixing together with a whisk. Place wire cooling rack (with cookies on it) over a baking sheet (to catch any excess icing). Spoon a small amount of icing onto the top of each marshmallow, and use the back of the spoon to spread it a bit. After icing just a couple cookies, top with sprinkles before the icing dries.

9.) Allow icing to set up about 30 minutes before serving.

 

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 2 days. Change the sprinkles to coordinate with various holidays.

Recipe source- Cookie base adapted from Rachael Ray, final cookies by Glorious Treats

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Betcha didn't know! says:

    My kids would love these!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Étain says:

    Those look amazing, and I have to make them!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Étain says:

      I am finishing up those cookies right now! Check out my blog https://ahomeschoolinglife.wordpress.com/ soon for the finished product!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bernadine says:

        Awesome! Hope you like them!! 😋😋

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Liz says:

    These look amazing. I wish I could eat one right away. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Oh my goodness! Yummy! Thanks for all of these recipes. Glad I found your blog!! xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bernadine says:

      Me too! Thanks for following 😊😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. munchkinontheroad says:

    Reblogged this on On the Road Cooking and commented:
    Check out these yummy cookies by Bern Bakes, as well as, other holiday goodies in Bern’s Countdown To Christmas….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bernadine says:

      😊😊 thank you!

      Like

    2. Étain says:

      How do you reblog something? Sorry if this sounds silly. 😂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bernadine says:

        No, it doesn’t! I just learned a while ago myself. If you go to the bottom of one of my posts on my page, you should see the reblog button. There, you can reboot my post and add a comment if you’d like. 🙂🙂

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