Monday, February 11, 2013

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

I don't know how anyone could turn down cookie dough that looks like this:

That's right, there's chocolate dough, chocolate chips and two kinds of marshmallow.

And a slight hint of peppermint.

Hurry and make these, before the weather turns warm! 

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies 
(slightly adapted from How Sweet Eats)
(makes 2 dozen cookies)

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla 
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup marshmallow fluff
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and mix until combined. Stir in marshmallow fluff.
Fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows. Cover dough refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Remove, and roll into 1 1/2-inch balls.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Make sure cookies are fully cooked, because they will be very sticky from the marshmallows. Allow cookies to cool completely, even sticking them in the fridge for 15 minutes before removing from the baking sheet with a spatula. Gently remove cookies. Let cool another 30 minutes.


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