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 to 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 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 Cookies 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 (1 oz) packages of 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
Cream together both sugars and butter until light and fluffy.
In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
Slowly add the dry ingredients. I did this in stages, scraping the bowl each time.
Gorgeous. I love the way chips look. They are so cute.
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.
Drop onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. I used my favorite tool for the job. My trusty ice cream scooper.
Bake them in a preheated 350-degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing it from the pan.
Admire their beauty.
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.
So much chocolate. So much happiness in one little cookie. You could make a lot of new friends with this little cookie.
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Monday 19th of October 2020
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.
Wednesday 21st of October 2020
I am so glad! I love this recipe too, and I agree, it needs the mix in it.
TammyJo Eckhart, PhD
Monday 22nd of September 2014
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.
Thursday 25th of September 2014
2 Tablespoons. FYI - this has been asked and answered quite a few times in the comments. :)
Wednesday 18th of December 2013
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.
Friday 20th of December 2013
A few days in an airtight container.
Saturday 29th of December 2012
These are in my oven RIGHT NOW! I can't wait to get em out :D
Saturday 29th of December 2012
These are one of my all-time favorite cookies.