Hot Chocolate Cookies

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Hot Chocolate Cookies – a chocolate cookie made with hot cocoa mix and lots of white, dark, and milk chocolate chips. These are so delicious.

The other day I was perusing the Tasty Kitchen website looking for some inspiration. I was looking for some new dinner ideas and what I came away with was this incredibly simple and downright perfect cookie.

I literally stepped away from my computer and walked directly to the pantry and got to work. It is a stretch to even call it work really, cream some butter and sugar and put some dry ingredients in the mixer. But I won’t tell if you won’t tell.

I gave some of these cookies away (because I cannot keep stuff like this in the house, I have no self-control) and all came back to talk to me to about “the cookie”. I packed a cookie in each of the kid’s lunchboxes and as soon as they got home they were asking me for more of this chocolate piece of cookie heaven. That, my friends, is what you call a keeper.

After I made these, I got an inspired idea. Why not replace the chocolate chips with mini marshmallows? Next time that is so what I am doing.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

2 sticks room temperature butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
4 (1 oz) packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup each white, milk, and semi-sweet chocolate chips

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Cream together both sugars and the butter until light and fluffy.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Mix in the eggs and vanilla.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Slowly add in the dry ingredients. I did this in stages, scraping the bowl each time.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Gorgeous. I love the way chips look. They are so cute.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Add the chocolate chips to the cookie dough. This part gave my Kitchen-Aid a bit of a workout. The recipe says to chill the dough for an hour. Oops. I forgot to do that. They were still wonderful.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. I used my favorite tool for the job. My trusty ice cream scooper.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Admire their beauty.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Pour yourself a big glass of milk and sit down for a treat. If I liked milk, this is what I would do. Since I don’t, a big Diet Coke will do.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

So much chocolate. So much happiness in one little cookie. You could make a lot of new friends with this little cookie.

hot chocolate cookie recipe
hot chocolate cookie recipe

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Yield: makes 2 dozen

Hot Chocolate Cookies - hot chocolate mix cookies with white, milk, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup each white, milk, and semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream together both sugars and the butter until light and fluffy.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. I did this in stages, scraping the bowl each time.
  5. Gorgeous. I love the way chips look. They are so cute.
  6. Add the chocolate chips to the cookie dough. This part gave my Kitchen-Aid a bit of a workout. The recipe says to chill the dough for an hour. Oops. I forgot to do that. They were still wonderful.
  7. Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. I used my favorite tool for the job. My trusty ice cream scooper.
  8. Bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 103 Comments

  1. Deedee

    Made your cookies tonight. I’m not sure where you live… I’m in Canada and there’s a solid 1/4 cup of hot chocolate in each packet of mix. I didn’t see the above thread that says that its only 2tbsp (presumably you’re in the States?). Oops. I ended up having to add an extra egg and another 1/2 cup
    of butter. The consistency was right and the cookies turned out great. I know for next time. lol.

    1. bakedbree

      I think 1/4 cup is closer.

  2. Kaylie

    Do you know approximately how many one batch makes?

    1. bakedbree

      2 dozen, depending on the size of the cookies.

  3. ellie

    what about the milk?

    1. bakedbree

      I am not sure what you are talking about, there is no milk in this recipe.

  4. Heidi

    These are in my oven RIGHT NOW! I can’t wait to get em out 😀

    1. bakedbree

      These are one of my all-time favorite cookies.

  5. Elizabeth

    How long do these cookies stay good? I want to try them for my Christmas give aways, but don’t want to make them too early.

    1. bakedbree

      A few days in an airtight container.

  6. TammyJo Eckhart, PhD

    You say 4 packets of hot cocoa mix but do you happen to know how much cocoa that is? I’m looking for a recipe to try this cocoa mix I was sent but it isn’t in tiny packets, it comes in a canister.

    1. bakedbree

      2 Tablespoons. FYI – this has been asked and answered quite a few times in the comments. 🙂

      1. TammyJo Eckhart

        Thank you… I was looking through the comments but didn’t see that question at all.

        If you went back and edited your recipe to include the information it shouldn’t be asked again. The ability to edit like that is one of the things I like about online publishing personally.

        1. bakedbree

          It has been edited. I can also be googled.

  7. sarah

    I come back to this recipe year after year. It’s become a standard for me each winter. They are unique and delicious. There are lots of recipes that call themselves hot chocolate cookies, but very few that include hot chocolate mix. It gives it that distinctive hot chocolate flavor that gets it rave reviews! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Bree Hester

      I am so glad! I love this recipe too, and I agree, it needs the mix in it.

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