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santa's hot cocoa cookies

Recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

Recently, my daughter & I were asked by our church to make a big batch of Christmas cookies for the town " chain of lights" festival. We looked at the ingredients we had on hand & decided to make fudgie cookies. We came up w/ these & they were such a huge hit! Just make sure to use all high quality ingredients!

yield 45 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 40 Min
cook time 13 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For santa's hot cocoa cookies

  • 1 stick
  • 1 bag
    12 oz, dark chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    hershey's dark cocoa baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • pinch
  • 1-1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 3 lg
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla, make sure it's 100% vanilla, it makes all the difference!
  • 1 bag
    mini marshmallows
  • 4 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1/4 c
    hershey's dark cocoa baking powder
  • 1/4 c
    hot water
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • christmas sprinkles-an assortment

How To Make santa's hot cocoa cookies

  • 1
    First you will make the batter to refrigerate1 hour: In small pan, melt 1 stick of butter on medium heat. Add the bag of dark chocolate chips. Whisk w/ spoon until melted and smooth. Take pan off heat and let cool. In medium bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, baking powder & salt.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat brown sugar, eggs & vanilla. Spoon the chocolate sauce into the sugar/eggs mix to combine. Beat in the flour mix to combine. Wrap mix in plastic wrap, refrigerate 1 hr. Heat oven to 325. Place parchment paper down on several large baking sheets. Take cookie dough out of refrigerator and using a large 1 tbsp scoop, scoop 1 tbsp full and roll into a ball, place on cookie sheet. repeat w/ remaining dough. Make a small indentation in middle of the dough balls. Bake 10 minutes. While the dough balls are baking make the fudge drizzle: In a medium bowl, combine melted 4 tbsp butter, remaining cocoa powder, hot water & vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
  • 3
    Take cookies out of oven after 10 mins and place 3 mini marshmallows into indentation and place back in oven for 2-3 minutes, ( don't allow marshmallows to melt, just almost.) Take them out of oven & let cool a few minutes. Stir the drizzle sauce and drizzle a little on top of each cookie and then sprinkle w/ desired sprinkles. Let set before placing in containers. Also when placing in containers, I put parchment paper in between the cookies so they don't stick.