Friday, February 17, 2012

Hot Chocolate Cookies and a gift exchange

These cookies are yummy and worth your time to make!

I participated in a Valentine gift exchange over at Homemaker in Heels.  I was assigned Tanya to send a gift to.  We exchanged emails and she seemed positively sweet.  So I knew I wanted to make her something yummy.

I first saw this recipe on Pinterest.  Where else? 

I thought they would be a great addition to my gift exchange basket. 

I also threw in some of my Hot Chocolate on a Stick and made a Silhouette project for her.

Here is the finished project.

I thought the metal bucket turned out so cute, I was sorry I didn't make one for myself. 

I do have to say, that I love my Silhouette Cameo.  L.O.V.E.  I am not a natural with crafts so it has been a learning thing for me.  But I really love it!

Tanya, I hope you do too!

Here is the recipe that I modified for the Hot Chocolate Cookies.  They can, of course, be made milk/dairy free. 

2 sticks butter (Flieshman's unsalted is milk free)
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup hot chocolate mix (I found Ghiridelli hot chocolate mix with no milk!)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups mini marshmallows


In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda.
Slow add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Mix until well blended.
Place by rounded teaspoon onto parchment lined baking sheets.  I used a small cookie scoop and put two scoops of cookie dough together.  I wanted "bigger" cookies.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until slightly firm.
As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, begin topping with marshmallows.
After cooling for a few minutes on the baking sheet, move to wire wrack until completely cool.

They got all packaged up and shipped to Washington.

I am linking up at Sunday Scoop, Metamorphosis Monday and these other Awesome Parties!


  1. Wow,Hot chocolate cookies are look really wonderful.I like to eat this hot chocolate.Thanx to share with us it recepies.I really try to make it.

    codice sconto

  2. Yum!! I posted a recipe a couple weeks ago for a Hot Chocolate Float! You should check it out b/c it would be perfect w/ these! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and see you again next Sunday ~EMM

  3. That looks really good. I love the marshmallows on top! What a nice thoughtful gift, I am sure Tanya loved (or will love it!)

  4. And I did love them! Sorry your gift is so delayed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed yours:)

  5. These look super yummy! I'd love for you to share them at my link party.(Tues-Sat)

  6. Delicious! The marshmallows are so inviting. Makes me want one now!! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  7. This looks amazing! I would love for you to visit and link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  8. What a cute winter gift! And these sound really yummy!

  9. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this!

  10. I pinned this post. Thank you for linking up to Creative Bloggers Party and Hop :)

  11. These look had me at the name. I pinned this!! Great pictures too!

  12. these look delicious!! I tried to make a recipe like this at Christmas time... lets just say they didn't look ANYTHING like yours... I was disappointed with how they turned out. YOu have inspired me to try again! came over from someday crafts.

  13. These cookies look delicious! Cute idea. Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday! -The Sisters

  14. These look so good! I've heard about these cookies and have wanted to try them out sometime! Yours look so yummy! I love marshmallows on cookies, I made some s'mores cookies not too long ago, and they were so good!

  15. I think I'd rather eat my hot chocolate than drink it! Yummy!

  16. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

  17. Visiting from Serenity Now linky party. These look absolutely delicious! I know what I will be making tomorrow : ) Thanks for the tutorial!

  18. How fun! My kids claim to like hot chocolate, but they really like the marshmallows. I am pretty sure they would like it in the cookie form!! Will have to try this.

  19. Hi Mamie,
    What a great gift bucket, that is just adorable. I love you cookies they look delicious, I'll just have mine right off of the cookie sheet. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17! This week’s party is already in full swing. Hope you’ll join us!
    Your friend,

  21. Can't go wrong with these :) They look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!