Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kissed by Hot Chocolate Cookies

The other night, struck by a chocolate craving, I decided to try out a recipe I'd found for Hot Chocolate Cookies topped with more chocolate and a marshmallow!

Fresh out of the oven or three seconds in the microwave, these chocolate-packed cookies form the perfect "hot chocolate" base for the melty marshmallow and dark chocolate kiss they're each topped with. 

Kissed by Hot Chocolate Cookies (Recipe adapted from Pip and Ebby):
Recipe (Makes 2-3 dozen)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 10 ounces chopped semisweet 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 light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 12-18 jumbo marshmallows 
  • 2-3 dozen dark chocolate kisses
  • In a medium pot, stir butter and frequently over medium heat until smooth, and let cool for 15 minutes
  • In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla
  • Add cooled chocolate and mix until just combined
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt
  • Slowly add flour mixture to chocolate egg mixture and stir until just combined
  • Refrigerate for one hour or more
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • Use a spoon to form dough into one inch balls and space 2 inches apart, flattening slightly
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until tops begin to crinkle
  • Cut marshmallows in half, press a chocolate kiss into each half, and top cookies with the combo, chocolate side down
  • Bake cookies for another 4 minutes, until marshmallows begin to soften
  • Top each cookie with more grated chocolate, cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely 

Happy Baking! 

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