Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

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Tammy Brownlow

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@DoughmesticGoddess

One of my favorite things at Christmastime 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 them with your family and friends around the Christmas tree.

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We love the intense chocolate and mint flavors in this chocolate cookie. It really is like hot chocolate in cookie form. They're soft and chewy. We highly recommend enjoying them warm out of the oven while the marshmallows are at prime gooeyness. Chocolaty-minty goodness. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1 dozen
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

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 mint candy, diced
  • 36
    mini-marshmallows, frozen

How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

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 the center; pressing down to the center. Cover with the dough by pushing sides and covering the top.
  5. 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.
  7. Leftover cookies are great microwaved about 7 seconds to make the marshmallow gooey again.

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About Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

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



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