HOT COCOA COOKIES

There’s nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa. You’ll have the same feeling the moment you take a bite of these irresistible cookies.


Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Servings: Makes 22-24 cookies


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup freeze-dried marshmallow bits

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with a mixer on high speed until blended, about 1-2 minutes. With mixer running, add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until well incorporated.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, in 1/4 cup increments, beating on medium speed after each addition. Stir in chocolate and marshmallow bits until well incorporated, being careful not to overmix dough.

Drop 3 tablespoons of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies about 2-3 inches apart. Bake cookies until edges look set, about 9-12 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!

ORANGE & FIELD TIP: Be sure to use marshmallow bits for this recipe and not normal miniature marshmallows, which will melt into a mess as the cookies bake.


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