We had some end-of-days weather the other week, so my mind wasn’t on pumpkin spice. Instead, I thought about hiding inside and enjoying some hot chocolate. Then I thought that would make for a pretty solid cookie. Then I figured someone had probably already done that.
Of course they had—quite a few folks have made some variation on the idea, actually. I followed the recipe I found on Love From The Oven (she had the prettiest pictures) for the first go around and received some solid feedback. So, of course, I made a few modifications for the second attempt. Nothing crazy, mind you…a little less flour, a little more hot chocolate. The addition of the mint is the most major difference and I mean, come on, it’s mint and chocolate. Not like it’s anything groundbreaking. Certainly tasty, though.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup hot cocoa mix
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 and 1/4 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
- 1 1/2 mini marshmallows
- In large bowl, whisk together flour, hot cocoa mix, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
- Using a stand-up mixer set on high, cream together butter and sugars.
- Add eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract and mix until fully incorporated.
- Slowly added the flour mixture, a cup or so at time, until just combined.
- Mix in to chocolate chunks and marshmallows. The batter will be somewhat thick, so use let the stand-up mixer do the work for you. If you don’t have a stand-up mixer, use some of that crazy forearm strength you’re known for. I’d say use a hand-mixer, but those things kind of blow these days—you’ll burn out the motor.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate an hour or so (preferably overnight).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Drop golfball sized balls of dough (roughly 2 tablespoons) onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Baking for about 12 – 15 minutes.
- Remove from over and let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack.
- Actually tell your friend that “[your] stomach hurts because [you] ate too many cookies.”
- Be OK with #11.