Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Tammy Brownlow

By
@DoughmesticGoddess

One of my favorite things at Christmas time is homemade hot chocolate with a candy cane and lots of marshmallows. This cookie has the flavor of a perfect cup of cocoa with peppermint and a gooey marshmallow center. They are super easy to make too. I hope you get a chance to try these soon and share with your family and friends around the Christmas Tree.


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Serves:

1 dozen

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I love the intense chocolate and mint flavors in this recipe. I highly recommend that you enjoy these while they are warm out of the oven. Chocolaty-minty goodness!

Ingredients

1 stick
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
1/2 c
sugar
1
egg, room temperature
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
chocolate extract
1/3 c
cocoa powder
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/3 c
"andes" mints, diced
36
mini marshmallows, frozen

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Measure flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
2
In your mixing bowl beat butter until light and fluffy. Add sugars and blend until well combined. Add egg, vanilla, and chocolate extracts.
3
Add dry ingredients 1/3 of a cup at a time until well incorporated. Stir in mint pieces.
4
Using a cookie scoop - scoop out dough. Place 3 marshmallows in center; pressing down to center.
5
Cover with dough by pushing sides and covering top. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes.
6
Remove from oven and cool on a baking rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm. Left over cookies are great microwaved about 7 seconds to make the marshmallow gooey again.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids