Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hot Cocoa Cookies

I've seen such a variety of weather going on throughout the country this week. In some places you've got 80 degree weather, some it's 30's and then there's the area that's getting like 2 feet of snow. We have had extremely cold weather , but not a lot of snow this past week. Just minus temps that leave me frustrated.
Let me explain.
One day I went to drive my Tahoe. There was no power steering. It started up and would drive, just no steering. My neighbor looked at it and found that the engine belt had come off. In it's place was a chunk of cat fur. Yep. A cat got up inside to get warm and when I started it, it gave the cat a haircut while throwing the belt off. He was able to fix it and then it was fine.
A few days later, it wouldn't start at all. The battery was dead since it was so cold, so another neighbor jump started it for me.
All while Lance is gone and me 33 weeks pregnant.
And just for fun, Hannah came down with strep throat yesterday.

Excuse me while I go shove about 8 of these cookies in my face.

Printable Version

1 stick of butter (4 oz.)
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 C. flour
1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 C. light  brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
8 oz semisweet chocolate bars, cut into 1 inch pieces
16 regular marshmallows, cut in half crosswise

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter and 12 oz. chocolate chips; stir frequently over medium heat until smooth.
  •  Let cool 5 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, beat together brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. 
  • Beat in cooled chocolate mixture just until blended.
  •  Add the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  •  Mix on low until just combined. 
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  •  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. The parchment paper worked so wonderfully so I recommend using that. 
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and roll between your hands to make 1 inch balls. 
  • Place 16 balls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. 
  • Bake 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cut the chocolate. I used Baker's chocolate and cut them into 1 inch pieces.
  • Place each piece on a cut marshmallow. 
  • Remove cookie sheet from oven and place a chocolate/marshmallow pair on each cookie, chocolate side down. 
  • Bake another 4 minutes until marshmallows are softened. 
  • Remove pan and let cool 5 minutes. 
  • Grate some chocolate over the cookies before transferring cookies to cooling rack. 

Look at the ooey-gooeyness! 
You're welcome.

Adapted from Rachel Ray magazine


  1. I'm sorry but the cat haircut story is hilarious!! Poor thing! LOL! But your car breaking down, in freezing cold weather while your prego is not funny :( So sorry! And I hope Hannah gets better ASAP! We all had it and it was awful :( I would shove 8 of these in my mouth too! Take care, girly!

  2. Maybe I've said it before, but I'll gladly say it again...You have the BEST recipes! ;-} These look so tasty...and I LOVE your thinking about shoving them in your mouth. LOL! What a crummy week huh? Hopefully things are better for you this coming week. Stay well as you take care of your sick princess.

  3. Yikes! If all of that doesn't qualify for ALL the cookies, nothing does.

  4. I think your eating 8 of these cookies is justified! They really do look delicious. I'm your newest follower on GFC. Come visit me at My Sesame Seed Buns sometime. Hope your daughter feels better soon.

  5. Wow, those looks fantastic! Nice work!

  6. Mandy, these cookies are officially amazing. And I want an entire batch to myself so I can scarf 'em down on the couch while snuggled up.

  7. These cookies look amazing. I would have eaten the whole batch!

  8. Wow, these look awesome! Love the photos.

  9. Um these look good. I think I have to make.
    New follower

  10. I thought these looked good...and then I saw the last picture with the chocolate oozing everywhere and realised I was wrong ...the don't just look good, they look amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. These look right up my alley! Love all things hot cocoa flavored!

  12. These look amazing! I love chocolate cookies. Sorry to hear about your car trouble & sick kiddo! We are on the cold side as well- I'm so over it! Found you from Pint Sized Baker, would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party

  13. These are just perfection! Hot cocoa and hot cocoa cookies after a day of playing the snow would probably qualify you for mom of the year!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  14. Ugh, sorry about the car and the sick kiddo...but these cookies ought to cheer anyone up. They look amazing, Mandy!

    Thanks so much for linking up at What's in Your Kitchen Wednesday!

  15. Oh my goodness - if anyone deserves 8 of these, you do!! I'd love a few of them myself. I'd love to have you come and link up at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

  16. Mandy- Funny story, I saw this recipe last week and thought " Oh, I love this! I sure hope she links this up next week!' Hooray! You did, and I'm so excited I get to share it with my readers. Next, I need to share it with my family... but maybe I need to test them first! ;)
    You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing with us last week! We can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  17. Great photo, these looks like the best cookies! Thanks for linking them up with us this week!


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