Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Foodie Files

Sweet Nina just celebrated a birthday with a low key bonfire (per her request), so I wanted to bring a fun and festive treat to fit in with the evening's vibe.  Since hot chocolate is a fall fave, I went that route and made a batch of hot chocolate cookies.  And the verdict: awesome!  I stayed pretty true to a recipe I found here and was pleasantly surprised by how well the hot chocolate flavor comes through.  If you use the measurements below, be prepared to bake at least 3 dozen cookies...possibly more.  It's certainly not the worst problem you could have (seriously, they're so delicious) but heads up- it's a little too easy to eat several in one sitting.  You've been warned.  

2 sticks room temperature butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
4 packages hot chocolate mix (not sugar free)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Whisk together flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda.  In another bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla to butter mix then slowly add in the dry ingredients.

Add the chocolate chips to the cookie dough.  Keep in mind, the texture is very thick so it's slightly challenging.  

Using a ice cream scooper, transfer dough to a greased cookie sheet. 

Bake for 10 minutes, then allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.


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